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12/06/2022

Job Ads: London Bridge, Hackney, & Dorset.

Anthony Gold Solicitors

Paralegal – Property Disputes

14 month fixed term

About Anthony Gold Solicitors:

We are a multi-specialist firm of solicitors with 3 offices in South London. We have a national reputation in niche areas and are in the top 200 firms in England. Please visit our website www.anthonygold.co.uk

About the Property Disputes Team:

Anthony Gold’s ‘ground-breaking’ team is a recognised leader in Housing and Property Disputes and wins praise for its ‘knowledge, imagination and dedication’. It is well respected by clients and peers.

The Property Disputes team based at our London Bridge office has a niche specialism acting for landlords, tenants and letting agents on residential landlord and tenant disputes and advising on the law relating to private sector tenancies and houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). Alongside this work, the solicitors also act for tenants, leaseholders and homeowners in building defect and property conditions claims against landlord and developers.

About the role:

The Paralegal role for the Property Disputes team will be responsible for supporting fee-earners in the property disputes team based in our London Bridge office.

The role would involve supporting solicitors in a varied range of property dispute cases, including acting for private and institutional landlords, letting agents, tenants, leaseholders and homeowners.

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 to support solicitors on property disputes 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 a team under the supervision of a Senior Associate Solicitor.
• 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.
• Assist with marketing and business development, including writing blog articles and participating in the team’s other marketing activities when requested
• Continue to develop your legal ability by:
a) Keeping fully up-to-date with the relevant areas of law and practice
b) Understanding the fee structure and costs aspect of funding
c) complying with the rules of conduct and regulation governing our practice

Qualifications and experience

• Experience of working as a paralegal in civil litigation (experience related to property disputes or housing litigation is preferred but not essential)
• 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

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to joyce.wilson@anthonygold.co.uk


 

Shelter

Solicitor

£33,741 – £39,139 pa plus £4830.49 London weighting plus excellent benefits

Hackney, London E8

Closing date: 11 July 2022 at 11.30 pm

Do you have the legal knowledge it takes to deliver strategic change through legal challenge to improve services for the homeless and those facing homelessness? Then join Shelter as a Solicitor and you could soon be playing a vital role within our London Hub’s Legal Services team.

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 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.

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 team

Shelter’s  Legal Services have an enviable national reputation for excellence in the provision of housing and community care law. Right now, the team based at our London hub is looking to deliver strategic change in local authority practice, for those with multiple and complex needs and those experiencing poverty and issues with affordability to improve services for the homeless or those facing homelessness. That’s where you come in.

About the role
A great opportunity to be a  key player within a local team of solicitors and advisors, you’ll be working out of our hub in Hackney and taking on a wide variety of work originating from all parts of London. Along the way, you’ll need to work under a housing legal aid contract to deliver legal advice to meet the specialist quality mark, take on emergency cases and identify and deal with strategic litigation. And, when it comes to carrying out court representations, including at Housing Duty Possession Schemes, again, we’ll count on you to deliver.

About you
Two solicitors, or individuals with the skills, knowledge and experience of solicitors, are required. If you have proven experience of working under a housing legal aid contract even better, although this is not essential. If you’re a qualified Solicitor who holds supervisor status for legal aid purposes, that would also be an advantage, but again, is not essential.

Benefits
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, 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 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.

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.

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


 

Shelter

Solicitor

£39,139 pa + excellent benefits including 30 days holiday and flexible working

Dorset

Closing date: 26th June 2022 at 11.30 pm

Are you a qualified solicitor with good knowledge of housing law, great court advocacy skills and a proven ability to conduct litigation? Then join Shelter as a Solicitor and you could soon be playing a vital role within our Dorset based legal team.

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 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.

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 team

Our legal team consists of a number of paralegals/trainee solicitors and support staff, including 45 solicitors. Together, they deliver the highest quality housing advice and litigation services from our network of offices around the country. Within this set up, Community Legal teams are embedded across 11 hub locations and work alongside hub colleagues on a daily basis to fight housing injustice and deliver systemic change relating to housing practice in our local communities. It’s here in Dorset that we need your expertise.

About the role
As a Solicitor within our Dorset hub, you’ll play a key role in tackling housing injustice and unfair housing practices by using the law to assist people in our communities with housing need.  Each day, we’ll rely on you to use your legal skills to challenge and fight cases that defend housing rights, challenge discriminatory practices relating to housing and create system change by defining or changing the law. You’ll also get to work with colleagues to ensure people in our communities are aware of their rights, how to enforce them and represent people who need specialist legal advice. Conducting casework, providing supervision and management to other staff and providing legal representation in court and the conduct of Housing Possession Court Duty Schemes – these are just some aspects of this high-profile role.

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
Suitably qualified and able to meet the Housing/Debt Supervisor standard, you’re adept at managing your own caseload and comfortable supervising others and carrying out independent file reviews. You’re also able to accurately time record and maintain a good standard of case management. Good written and verbal communication skills are also a must, coupled with a desire to develop your own skills and knowledge to improve performance. Because some travel is involved, you will also need a valid UK driving licence.

Benefits
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, 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 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.

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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