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Dowse & Co Solicitors

Housing Law Solicitor/Case Worker Role

At: Dowse & Co Solicitors, Hackney.
Hours: Part time or full time role.
Qualifications: 1-5 PQE Solicitor or experienced Paralegal, preferably with LAA Supervisor status.
Salary: Based on PQE and relevant experience.

Details: We are expanding our Housing Law department by recruiting a dedicated and enthusiastic solicitor/caseworker. We advise clients on a range of housing law matters including private and public landlord disputes relating to possession, disrepair, homelessness, injunctions, unlawful eviction, leaseholder disputes and succession matters. Team work alongside other Solicitors will be key, as will the ability to advise clients and negotiate effectively with opponents. Experience in legal aid work, CCMS management, billing legal and inter partes costs will be useful (but training will be provided to the right candidate).

Closing date: 10 May 2019

Please send CV and covering letter to either hvm@dowse.co.uk or ps@dowse.co.uk and call Hannah Venn-Munns or Patrick Spence on 020 7254 6205 to discuss the role.


South West London Law Centres

Housing or Community Care Solicitor

South West London Law Centres (SWLLC), one of the largest and most progressive Law Centres in the country, is seeking a Housing Solicitors/Caseworker  and Housing Paralegal  to be based at our Croydon office and other branch offices of SWLLC

We are looking to expand our 8 person housing team consisting of 5 solicitors, a caseworker and 2 paralegals across our 4 branch offices. We run a wide range of housing work covered by Legal Aid including a significant amount of representation work as part of the housing court duty schemes in Croydon, Wandsworth and Kingston County Courts.  We are looking for an energetic lawyers, caseworkers and paralegals to help expand our work.  We are considering looking further at a range of fixed fees and conditional fee agreements for areas that have now gone out of scope of Legal Aid, as well as expanding the area we cover.

We offer flexible working and generous benefits

Pay is competitive and the posts are available for an immediate start

Solicitor / Caseworker & Paralegal

Salary:   Up to £34,942 p.a  (NJC Scale 35 including Inner London Weighting) depending on experience plus pension and generous working conditions
Reports to:                 Housing Team Leader
Term:                          Permanent
Based at:                    Croydon  – Travel may be required to our other branch offices and court duty schemes we operate.

Housing Paralegal
Salary:                        £20,405 plus pension and generous working conditions
Reports to:                 Housing Team Leader
Term:                          Permanent
Based at:                    Croydon  – Travel may be required to our other branch offices and court duty schemes we operate.

The closing date for the post 9am on 17th May 2019 with interviews soon after. Both posts are available for an immediate start. If you would like to discuss the post further, please email recruitment@swllc.org. Applications should be in the form of a covering letter addressing the role specification and a CV.

Please find the application pack here and the JD for the Caseworker role here and paralegal here.


Luton Law Centre

Housing Solicitor/Caseworker

Luton Law Centre is recruiting a Housing Solicitor/Caseworker to join their small, friendly, team. A willingness to undertake other areas of law is an advantage.

The Law Centre runs a wide range of Housing cases covered by Legal Aid including a significant amount of representation work as part of the Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme. Its Housing Caseworkers also provide advice through our specialist telephone advice line on a rota basis.

The post-holder(s) will be responsible for delivering the Law Centre’s Housing Legal Aid Agency contract, participating in the rota for the Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme (as appropriate), and for providing advice through their specialist telephone advice line.

Luton Law Centre is seeking a candidate who can offer 35 hours per week. They are open to a jobshare and/or a certain degree of flexibility. Applicants should have a minimum of one year’s experience of Housing law.

The salary offered for this post is pro-rata (80%) of the full-time salary. The full-time salary is £25,000 – £28,000 depending on experience and qualifications.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon, Monday 29 April 2019.

Interviews will take place on 9 May 2019.

For the Information Pack and Application Form please email pgilson@lutonlawcentre.org.uk or telephone the office on 01582 482000.


Paralegal/Housing Adviser

£22,562 pa + excellent benefits

Full time-37.5 hours per week


Closing date: Monday 29thApril 2019 at 11.30pm

We’re looking for a results-driven, commercially aware individual to join our efficient legal team in Norwich as a Paralegal/Housing Adviser. While direct experience of housing advice or litigation would be ideal, we are more interested in your intellectual aptitude and ability to solve problems.

A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change — with individuals, in communities, across society – and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.

About the Role

A great chance to help us ensure we provide our clients with a full service, you’ll carry an active caseload and assist the solicitors to maintain their own active litigation caseload. This will enable homeless people, as well as those with housing and related problems, to enforce their existing rights. Taking instructions and witness statements, drafting letters, making applications, providing court representation – you’ll do all of this. And when it comes to making sure time recording and income targets are met, again we’ll count on you to deliver.

About you

You’ll need an intellectual aptitude and excellent critical reasoning skills, not to mention the ability to provide a good standard of professional service and client care. Proactive, results-driven and commercially aware, you enjoy collaborating as part of a team, respond quickly and positively to change and are not afraid to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas when appropriate. What’s more, you’re a great listener – someone who, having taken the facts into account, is able to communicate their thoughts clearly both in writing and face-to-face. Proficiency using case management systems and Microsoft Office applications is also essential, with good typing skills preferred.

Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave (pro rata), the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our legal team and be the change you want to see in society.


Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.

At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

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.


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