Job ads – Brent, North London, Southwark

Brent Community Law Centre

A critical role of Housing Solicitor: to work in our team: teams work because of their members. Therefore, if you want an opportunity (post qualifying) to excel and have responsibility to help drive our services forward the role is for you. You will be able to demonstrate that you have the knowledge and experience of advice and advocacy across the range of legally aided housing and welfare law matters.

We are a friendly and well-established community law centre in Brent rejuvenating with new services.  We offer a supportive work environment with in a review, support and supervision framework.  We are positive about work-life-balance.

We need a solicitor who is passionate to grow and develop and who are team players. Our work is intense; the impact is life-changing.

To express your interest or to discuss the roles, please contact Stuart Duffin, Director of Brent Community Law Centre on 079 02 97 13 42.

Application process:
Phase 1- Letter of motivation and CV to be sent to stuart.duffin@bclc.uk;
Phase 2- Initial interview and introduction; and
Phase 3- Competence-based interview

Terms and Conditions
Hours: 35 hours per week (Job share requests actively considered)
Holidays:      30 days plus 8 bank holidays
Salary:           The salary offered is dependent on experience Salary: £31,000 – £33,500 (pro rata if less than 35 hours) plus  6%  pension after probation.

389, High Road, Willesden,
follow us on t @BrentlawCentre
w brentlaw.org

Hopkin Murray Beskine

Vacancy – Paralegal/Trainee Solicitor

Hopkin Murray Beskine have a vacancy for a paralegal to assist in our busy family and/or housing and public law team, commencing in July 2019.

We are a long established North London firm with clients from across London and beyond, who come to us because of our expertise in family, housing and public law. We have a thriving legal aid practice together with an increasing volume of privately funded cases. We are recommended by the Chambers UK Guide and Legal 500.

We are looking for candidates with an interest in family law work and/or public law and housing work. We provide a collaborative workplace where you will be well supported and supervised by experienced lawyers and have the opportunity to work on a variety of different cases. We invest time in our paralegals, because we hope that those who want to become solicitors will go on to training contracts with us, and those who want to go to the bar or pursue other legal careers will take away valuable relevant skills and experience. In recent years, all of our paralegals who wished to become trainee solicitors have been offered training contracts.

The work carried out by the family law team includes care proceedings, privately funded financial remedy proceedings, contact and residence disputes, and international child abduction in the High Court. Paralegals in the family team work in both our public and private law teams and on legally aided and privately funded cases. They play a key role in our busy domestic violence injunction service including regular sessions at a local domestic violence centre.

Paralegals in our housing and public law team support solicitors in a range of interesting work, including judicial review, housing possession and disrepair claims in the County Court, illegal eviction, and homelessness challenges and appeals. Paralegals have a varied role, from helping with the County Court duty possession scheme to preparing cases for the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. The team regularly undertakes high-profile strategic litigation.

You will be expected to work hard, be flexible, produce excellent written work and establish relationships with a range of clients, from privately paying clients to vulnerable homeless people. We expect applicants to have a law degree or to have completed the CPE/GDL. Previous relevant experience is desirable but not essential.

The appointments will be for a fixed term of one year, starting in July 2019. For candidates who have completed the Legal Practice Course, this will be with a view to a training contract commencing after a year if performance meets expectations.

Closing date: 10am on Thursday 25th April 2019

Please note that interviews for shortlisted applicants will be held on Thursday 2 May 2019.

To apply to join our enthusiastic and successful team, download our application pack at www.hmbsolicitors.co.uk

Deighton Pierce Glynn

We are looking for a Paralegal to provide casework and administrative support for solicitors working on Housing and Public Law cases at our London Bridge office. A minimum commitment of 12 months is required, but we would hope the position would be for longer. Although the position does not guarantee a training contract, we do recruit trainees from our paralegal staff.

We are keen to encourage applications from disabled people, including using positive action measures provided for under the Equality Act 2010. If you think you may need reasonable adjustments and would like to discuss this before applying, you can speak confidentially to Louise Whitfield, a partner here who is not involved in this recruitment process; you can contact her directly at lwhitfield@dpglaw.co.uk . We will also guarantee an interview to any disabled candidate who meets the essential criteria – please complete the relevant section of the diversity questionnaire when applying. Unfortunately our current London offices are not wheelchair accessible.

Salary in the region of £20,000-£23,000.

For full details and an application pack and job description please see here and here.

Please complete all parts of the application form below and return to us by

Email: recruitment@dpglaw.co.uk


Post: Deighton Pierce Glynn, Att. Joel Nicholls, 8 Union Street, London SE1 1SZ

Please quote the job reference 2019/02LBPL in the subject line of your email.

Closing Date: 8am Friday 3 May 2019

Applications received after this time cannot be considered.

Interviews: Successful candidates will be invited to attend a skills test and interviews will take place in the week commencing 6 May 2019.

Giles Peaker is a solicitor and partner in the Housing and Public Law team at Anthony Gold Solicitors in South London. You can find him on Linkedin and on Twitter. Known as NL round these parts.


Leave a Reply (We can't offer advice on individual issues)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.