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13/02/2022

Job ads – South London, Lambeth, Bristol

Anthony Gold Solicitors

London SE17 and SW16 

Paralegal – Housing and Property Disputes – Fixed 2-year contract

Anthony Gold is currently recruiting for a Housing and Property Disputes paralegal to support a varied and interesting caseload, based at our Elephant & Castle and on occasions at our Streatham office for a 24-month contract.

Anthony Gold’s ‘ground-breaking’ team is a recognised leader in this area and wins praise for its ‘knowledge, imagination and dedication,’ advising residents on housing conditions and other housing disputes. It is well respected by clients and peers.

The firm has an inclusive and supportive ethos, with a track record of developing staff potential.

About the role:

The Paralegal role for Housing will be 2-year fixed term contract and will be responsible for supporting fee-earners in the area of housing litigation cases. This will be based between our Elephant & Castle office and our Streatham office.

Job specification

Your role will include the following, but additional tasks may be added as appropriate for the role:

To assist in the provision of administrative and legal services for clients, including:

  • Working with a partner and solicitors on repairs focused litigation cases.
  • Interviewing clients, taking and drafting statements
  • Casework & providing advice to clients.
  • Handling new client enquiries
  • To assist where requested the provision of legal advice to clients, under supervision.
  • Delegate and supervise tasks where appropriate.
  • Work as a part of several teams under the supervision of a Partner of the firm.
  • Provide an efficient and friendly service to our clients.
  • Produce plain English letters and documents as required.
  • Manage professionally and confidentially, written and telephone correspondence with clients, other solicitors and third parties
  • Maintain client care standards as set out in the firm’s terms of business and office manual.
  • Continue to develop your legal ability by:
  1. Keeping fully up-to-date with the relevant areas of law and practice
  2. Understanding the fee structure and costs aspect of funding
  3. to comply with the rules of conduct and regulation governing our practice

Qualifications and experience

  • Previous experience of working as a paralegal in civil litigation preferably housing
  • Degree in Law/CILEx or previous experience of working in a similar role

Person Specification

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good customer focus
  • Flexible and proactive approach with ‘can do’ attitude
  • Organised and able to prioritise
  • Able to work to deadlines
  • Focuses on the detail to a realistic level
  • Interested in problem solving and solution focused

Salary of £25,000 – £26,500 based on experience. Benefits include pension, private medical cover, life insurance, income protection and season ticket loan. We are currently working in a hybrid way.

Please send your CV and cover letter to joyce.wilson@anthonygold.co.uk

Closing date 28/02/2022

You must have the right to work in the UK.


 

Centre 70

Housing Solicitor

Centre 70 is a successful charity, established in 1970. We offer a range of specialist advice, counselling and wellbeing support to people in Lambeth and surrounding areas at our centre and at outreach locations (presently remote working). We have specialist Debt, Housing and Benefits projects and a dedicated Utilities Debt advice project. We also provide Student Finance and Grant Advice. We have a Counselling and Wellbeing service. We are therefore able to provide person centred holistic help to clients.

We are seeking a Principal Housing Solicitor to work in our small friendly housing team to provide quality specialist advice and casework. Advice is provided mainly through our LAA housing contract.  The work will be varied and rewarding.  We encourage flexible working including working from home so this post could suit someone who does not reside near to our main office and who would only want to work in the office minimal time. We strive to have good working conditions and that is reflected in the high level of staff retention and those that have returned to work at C70.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon Monday 14 March. The interviews, which will be conducted virtually over Microsoft TEAMS, are scheduled for Thursday 17 March.

F/T Salary (35 hrs): £ 39,077

Hours: 35 hr pw open to part time working.

Overtime: Taken as time off in Lieu (TOIL).

Holidays: 28 days per annum excluding bank holidays (plus additional special days between Christmas and New Year and Friday before the August bank holiday). 1 additional day for every complete year of service up to a maximum of 33 days per annum

To apply go to https://centre70.org.uk/vacancies/   for application pack. No CVs


 

Centre 70

Housing Caseworker

Centre 70 is a successful charity, established in 1970. We offer a range of specialist advice, counselling and wellbeing support to people in Lambeth and surrounding areas at our centre and at outreach locations (presently remote working). We have specialist Debt, Housing and Benefits projects and a dedicated Utilities Debt advice project. We also provide Student Finance and Grant Advice. We are foodbank voucher holders.

This post is funded by Trust for London for a Housing Caseworker to provide a housing advice service including at outreach locations, promote awareness of legal rights and work with volunteers. The work will be varied and rewarding.  We encourage flexible working including working from home. We strive to have good working conditions and that is reflected in the high level of staff retention and those that have returned to work at C70.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon Tuesday 8 March. The interviews, which will be conducted virtually over Microsoft TEAMS, are scheduled for Friday 11 March.

F/T Salary (35 hrs): £ 32,909 pa (spine 25) P/T salary pro rata.

Hours: 28 hr pw.

Overtime: Taken as time off in Lieu (TOIL).

Holidays: 28 days per annum excluding bank holidays (plus additional special days between Christmas and New Year and Friday before the August bank holiday). 1 additional day for every complete year of service up to a maximum of 33 days per annum.

To apply go to https://centre70.org.uk/vacancies  for application pack. No CVs.


 

Lawstop – Housing Solicitor – Bristol

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Housing solicitor to join our dynamic legal aid practice.

We require a self-motivated individual with excellent communication and written skills. You will be highly organised, able to manage a varied workload and work well under pressure. Patience and tact are necessary as you will be assisting vulnerable people whose welfare is our priority. Sound knowledge of legal aid funding is required.

As a solicitor joining our friendly and expanding team, we will provide support and on-going training; however, you must have enough experience to hit the ground running.

We are a versatile and adaptive practice with a unique approach to the delivery of legal services, and we work hard to achieve the best results for our clients.

Salary is negotiable

Please contact Mary Bennett to discuss the role and/or to provide covering letter and CV – maryb@lawstop.co.uk.

Lawstop is committed to equal opportunities and embraces diversity of its staff. The firm strives to ensure that our staff reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.

 

 

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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