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Job ads – North London, Merseyside, Harrow

Burke Niazi Solicitors is seeking to recruit a 1 – 5 years PQE housing solicitor to join their Housing department (listed in the Legal 500) at our North London office in Holloway (N7). Opportunity to also receive training in and undertake community care and Court of Protection work.

Salary according to experience and excellent career opportunities.  Working from home arrangements in place.

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Part-Time Housing Litigation Solicitor
£37,999 pa (pro rata, 30 hours a week) + excellent benefits including flexible working

Closing date: Wednesday 2nd June 2021 at 11.30 pm.  

If you’re an experienced Solicitor or Barrister who is passionate about standing up for people’s rights and committed to achieving positive outcomes for clients, Shelter’s legal team is the ideal environment to put your skills to good use.

About Shelter
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 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.

At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.

We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.

About the Role
With an enviable national reputation for excellence in the provision of housing law and over 100 fee earners and support staff, including over 40 solicitors nationally, Legal Services at Shelter is career enhancing to say the least. You’d be part of a legal team based in our community hub in Liverpool which holds a legal aid contract and a contract to deliver Birkenhead’s court duty scheme. Your role will be to deliver quality legal advice and to represent tenants at courts in St Helen’s, Birkenhead and Wigan under the housing possession duty scheme. Join us and you could be part of a team which is looking to deliver strategic change to improve services for homeless people in Merseyside and to help prevent homelessness.

We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.

About you
An experienced solicitor or barrister with proven experience of housing and homelessness law, you will ideally have experience of working under a housing legal aid contract. The ability to establish priorities and develop clear plans to achieve your goals is also required, as are excellent listening, communication and problem solving skills, sensitivity to the needs of others and a genuine interest in their views.

We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave (pro rata), enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.

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.

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


Harrow Law Centre

 Solicitor – Housing

35 hours per week (part time considered)

Salary                 £38,500 per annum plus pension

Annual Leave    26 days per annum plus bank holidays

Location             Harrow/some remote working

Deadline for application:    Noon Tuesday 1st June 2021

Harrow Law Centre is a small, effective, and forward-thinking Law Centre which provides specialist legal advice & representation to combat disadvantage, discrimination and exclusion. We also work to influence local and national policy to improve public services for the most vulnerable.  We use the law not only to resolve the legal problem for the individual but to achieve wider change.

We have small premises in a vibrant community setting but all staff will be working remotely for some of the time. We specialize in social welfare law and hold Legal Aid contracts in Housing, Immigration/Asylum, Public Law and Welfare Benefits.

You will be working alongside an experienced team committed to providing a high-quality service to Harrow residents.

Harrow Law Centre is striving to ensure our workplace reflects our principles of equality and fairness. We therefore operate a system of pay parity for all staff and applicants must be committed to this principle. For the application pack email:



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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