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Job ads – Liverpool, Wakefield


Merseyside Law Centre

Housing Solicitor/Caseworker
35 Hours per week

Salary: £26,000 to £36,700 depending on qualifications and experience

Merseyside Law Centre delivers free specialist social welfare legal advice and assistance in Housing, Immigration and Welfare Benefits. We have surgeries at outreach locations and in 3 courts across the Liverpool City Region. We provide all levels of advice up to and including specialist legal casework and court and tribunal.

The need for our services has never been greater and we have secured funding to increase our capacity to meet growing demand and achieve better outcomes for our clients at all stages of the legal advice process. This is an exciting opportunity for a Housing Solicitor/Caseworker, who shares our commitment to Access to Justice, to join our growing Law Centre.

We have a hybrid working policy and staff can work partly from home and partly office based in Liverpool.

Terms and conditions include:

  • Pension Scheme (3% employee and 3% employer contribution)
  • Flexible working policy
  • Upto 25 days’ holiday per year plus bank holidays

Merseyside Law Centre has an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy. We encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex (gender) and sexual orientation.

We encourage people with lived experience of the issues we deal with to apply for posts.

For an application pack please visit:
Closing date for applications: Monday 26th June at 12noon.
Interviews will take place: Thursday 29th June



Legal Officer (Litigation)
Reference       W079/23
Location         Wakefield District – Hybrid working with 2 office days each week
Salary             £35,144 – £39,184
Hours              Up to 37
Closing Date  03 July 2023

We are looking for someone to join our Legal Services Team as a Legal Officer.

What you’ll be doing:

In this role you will carry out WDH’s litigation function in relation to a wide range of housing and tenancy related issues. Responsibilities will include undertaking advocacy work, advising and representing WDH in court in relation to anti-social behaviour, disrepair actions, trespass and alternative dispute resolution.

What we’re looking for:

a Law qualification at Level 6 of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications;

the ability to resolve a range of legal problems;

experience of working within a legal environment;

knowledge of Housing Law, litigation and court work;

strong advocacy skills and presentation skills.;

knowledge of Criminal and Civil Litigation and the relevant rules of procedure; and

strong communication skills and the ability to manage your own caseload and have excellent IT and keyboard skills.

This post also requires applicants to hold a current, valid UK driving license with the ability to travel throughout the district.

For more details on what we’re looking for in this role, head to the related documents section and download the Job Description.

For an informal chat about the role or working for WDH please contact Amiena Khan, Principal Legal Officer on 07976683417.

WDH is accredited by Investors in People, which means we recognise that our employees are our most valuable asset. As an employer WDH can offer you a great set of benefits which includes:

25 days holiday (rising to 30 over 5 years service) + statutory bank holidays;

generous employer pension contribution;

happy to talk flexible working, including options for reduced hours, compressed hours or other flexible working patterns;

a wide range of personal development opportunities;

a fantastic health and wellbeing package;

1 day to take part in our Volunteering Scheme; and

“cycle to work” scheme and discounted shopping platform

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all.

You can contact our Recruitment Team by email at

Please note: we do not accept CVs.

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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