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19/02/2022

Job ads – Bradford, North London, South London/Sheffield

Citizens Advice Bradford and Airedale and Bradford Law Centre

Housing Litigation Solicitor / Chartered Legal Executive

The Post-holder will offer housing law (residential landlord and tenant) advice and representation to clients under a Legal Aid Agency contract. The post-holder may also be required to provide support in relation to housing law on other contracts.

Salary: £28,672 (Plus 5% contribution to pension scheme)
Hours: 37 per week
Holidays: 25 days plus 8 bank holidays plus 3 additional days
Location: Main base Bradford Manor Row Office

Closing date: 9am Monday 7 March 2022
Interview date: Tuesday 22nd March 2022

For an Application pack please contact Naj Ilyas, by email: admin@bradfordcab.com or by telephone; 01274-758030 between 9am-4pm.

We are committed to working towards equal opportunities for all groups subject to discrimination.


 

Hopkin Murray Beskine

Vacancy – Paralegal/Administrative assistant

Hopkin Murray Beskine have a vacancy for a paralegal/administrative assistant. The role will involve providing paralegal and administrative support to our busy family team and/or housing and public law team.

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 alongside our substantial private family work. Our solicitors are leaders in their fields and we are recommended by the Chambers UK and Legal 500 guides.

We provide a collaborative workplace where you will be well supported and supervised. The firm has a modern practice management system, which you will be trained to use. You will also receive training to use the Legal Aid Agency’s online client management system for civil and family cases (CCMS).

The work carried out by our family team includes acting in public law care proceedings, privately funded separation, divorce and financial remedy proceedings, contact and residence disputes, domestic abuse cases and international child abduction in the High Court.

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.

The role will require someone who is well presented, well organised and has good oral and written communication skills. Previous experience of working in a solicitors’ office is desirable but not essential. This would be a suitable role for applicants who have a completed a law degree/GDL. It would also be a suitable role for applicants who will be undertaking the LPC or BPTC part-time.

The position will be for a fixed term of 12 months, with a possibility of further progression.

We seek to recruit a diverse workforce and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We are an accredited London Living Wage employer.

Closing date: 12 noon on Thursday 3rd March 2022
Please note that interviews for shortlisted applicants will be held on 9th or 10th March 2022.

To apply to join our enthusiastic and successful team, please contact Carmela Lowry at C.Lowry@hmbsolicitors.co.uk to request an application pack.


 

Anti Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit

Housing Solicitor

This is an exciting opportunity to join ATLEU, a leading anti-trafficking and human rights charity.

We are looking for a dynamic and committed solicitor to join our legal team as a Housing Solicitor. In this role you will contribute to the development of ATLEU’s work securing support and safe and appropriate accommodation for survivors of trafficking. This is a fantastic role, offering significant opportunities for growth and development, to build a team and increase your housing and public law experience and knowledge through working on emerging issues affecting victims of trafficking, with enormous potential for strategic litigation and effecting change for this hugely vulnerable group.

Within ATLEU, lawyers are able to balance fee-earning work alongside opportunities to research and develop strategic challenges and share their knowledge through developing and delivering training and second-tier advice. This approach offers both excellent skills development and career progression as well as providing the time and space necessary, in an increasingly pressurised legal aid sector, for developing legal challenges which seek to bring about systemic change.

The role involves providing housing and public law advice and representation to survivors of trafficking and slavery under a Legal Aid contract. ATLEU has offices in London and Sheffield and we welcome applications to work in either office.

We are looking for candidates who are intelligent, resilient, exceptional communicators and passionate about ATLEU’s mission and values. We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We particularly welcome applicants from those who are significantly underrepresented in our sector, such as individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.

Hours: Full Time (35 hours per week) or Part Time. Flexible and remote working arrangements available

Salary: £35,640 to £40,740 (London) full time or pro-rata, depending on PQE

£33,000 to £37,722 (Sheffield), full time or pro-rata, depending on PQE

Pension & benefits: 5 % employer pension contribution, clinical supervision and individual training budget.

Leave: 25 days a year + bank holidays with an increase of one day per year for each year of complete service, capped at 30 days + bank holidays per year.

To Apply: Please email your CV, a covering letter, and an Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form to Caroline Forster, Head of Operations, at recruitment@atleu.org.uk. Please quote “Job Ref: 2022/ Housing Sol.” in the subject of your email. The deadline for applications is 10am on Monday March 14th 2022.

Full Job Description and Person Specification can be found here: http://atleu.org.uk/jobs/

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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