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Burke Niazi Solicitors

Social Welfare Paralegal

Burke Niazi Solicitors are looking to recruit a social welfare paralegal to work in their Housing, Court of Protection and Community Care departments.  We are a highly regarded multi-service Legal Aid practice, have around 40 employees and are listed in the Legal 500.

The position could possibly lead to a training contract in the future or could count towards qualifying work experience for a paralegal who is completing the SQE.  Applicants should have an interest in Social Welfare law issues and demonstrate this in their application.  Experience of working as a paralegal in Court of Protection, Housing and/or Community Care is preferable though not essential as full training will be provided.  This is an office-based role – our offices are located in Holloway Road, North London.

The position would suit applicants looking for personal and career growth opportunities, allowing you to build upon your experience within a modern and dynamic practice.

Prospective applicants should email their CV with a short covering letter to and candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted to arrange an interview.

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Solicitors – Retraining Scheme

Looking for a new challenge or just feel it’s time for a change? You may feel it’s too late to change your specialism, but think again! Lawstop, a dynamic law firm with offices nationwide, have an exciting opportunity for a number of talented lawyers looking to retrain to join our team. We can offer flexible positions in Housing, Community Care, Public and Education law. Solicitors will receive extensive training and support from our team.

The retraining programme is open to solicitors from all fields who are passionate about social justice. At Lawstop, we are dedicated advocates for individuals and their families with housing, social care, health and educational needs.  Some recent exciting challenges include R(Ncube) v Brighton and Hove City Council (2021) EWHC 578 (Admin)Uduezue v Bexley LBC (2023) EWCA Civ 322, and R (Cort) v. London Borough of Lambeth (2022) EWHC 1085 (Admin)We hold legal aid contracts around the country, but also undertake private work.

This role will suit an experienced and self-motivated individual with excellent communication and drafting skills. You will be highly organised, resilient and work well under pressure. Patience and tact are necessary as you will be assisting vulnerable people whose welfare is our priority.

If you are looking for an incredibly rewarding and interesting career change, please provide your CV and covering letter to Mary Bennett at

We offer flexible working packages and a negotiable salary.

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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