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Citizens Advice

Consultant Housing Experts (Ad hoc)

Remote role on a self employed basis paid at £250 per day
The Expert Advice Team provides subject matter support and expertise to thousands of advisers across England and Wales, and helps to ensure the accuracy of our online content.

The Expert Advice team supports the local network of Citizens Advice services and our national online content team in major advice areas such as debt, benefits, housing, employment, immigration, family and consumer rights. It does this through 1:1 consultancy with local advisers, 1:many advice products and training, legal assurance of content, while providing expert support to other functions such as public policy and news.

The Expert Advice team are looking for individuals to submit an expression of interest to be a part of our group of Consultant Housing Experts.

The consultant role will include providing second tier consultancy advice to our network of local Citizens Advice advisers. We will allocate work each month based on availability and need – this may fluctuate from half a day’s work to several days’ work. Some months we may not allocate any work, or may ask if consultants have availability to take work at short notice.

You can find out more about the role and how to apply here

Foster & Foster



About Foster & Foster Solicitors:

We are a reputable London practice committed to helping and contributing to our community by achieving justice and results for our clients. We are committed to providing an excellent service to our clients and have taken on some ground-breaking work.

We are established in Housing, Debt, Public Law, Fire Safety law.

We are an expanding firm with innovative and progressive policies and practices. We also have offices in Liverpool Street and able to work from Farringdon, London.

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About the role

Paralegal to work in the following areas of Housing and Fire safety.

The successful applicant will have proven experience in providing housing advice and representation under an LAA contract. S/he will have sound knowledge of housing law, including homelessness, possession, and disrepair, and will have experience representing clients in possession proceedings.

Successful candidates must have knowledge of conducting work in legal aid cases.

CORE TASKS (not an exhaustive list):

  • Attending clients, taking instructions and preparing cases
  • Own casework including dealing with a range of public and private housing cases including Homelessness; Disrepair; Eviction; Possession; Property Ownership Disputes; Succession for Tenants; Neighbourhood Problems matters as well as undertaking your own advocacy
  • Litigating on behalf of tenants against Housing Associations and Local Authorities
  • Instructing counsel and attending court
  • Drafting correspondence and documents
  • Manage own work billing on Leap and maintaining accurate time costing procedures
  • Assisting in other practice area, particularly in, Fire Safety Law

For an informal discussion, please contact Ogo Chime on 020 8367 4003

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £23,000.00-£25,000.00 per year


  • Company events
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Gym membership
  • Work from home


  • Monday to Friday


  • Paralegal: 2 years (preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in London, EC3A 6DQ

Reference ID: Para/Foster/24


London Borough of Lambeth 

Litigation Officer – Homeownership Services
35 hours per week
Salary                 Starting salary £48,063 rising in annual increments to £51,099 per annum incl LW
Location             Hybrid – Home working/Lambeth Civic Centre
Deadline for application:    11:59pm on Sunday 3rd March 2024

Located in the heart of South London, Lambeth Borough is a vibrant community of over 317,600 residents. Stretching from the dynamic neighbourhood of Streatham in the South to the iconic landmarks of Waterloo in the North, we are proud to be the 9th largest borough in London. Our diversity is our strength, with more than 130 languages spoken, making Lambeth the home of the Windrush generation, London’s largest LGBTQ+ community, and a thriving Portuguese-speaking community.

As a Litigation Officer within our team of five, you’ll serve as an in-house debt recovery specialist, supporting the Council in achieving its service charge income targets. Your responsibilities will include managing your own caseload, navigating conflicting priorities, and representing the Council in courts and tribunals as needed. A strong grasp of relevant laws and court procedures, including sections of the Building Safety Act 2022 pertaining to service charge recovery, will be advantageous.

In addition to debt recovery, the role entails providing high-level legal advice to the Council on complex matters within the Homeownership department, encompassing contracts, relationships, and financial resources. This may involve drafting instructions for external solicitors and effectively communicating outcomes to stakeholders. You’ll also be tasked with safeguarding the Council’s financial interests, assessing risk exposure, and ensuring compliance with legislation and policies to enhance Homeownership Services.

We’re seeking candidates with a proven track record in service charge debt recovery within a large organisation, coupled with litigation expertise and legal advisory skills. Alongside these competencies, we value a growth mindset and the drive to propel the team to surpass expectations.

Should you want to discuss the role, please feel free to contact the Litigation Manager directly on or 020 7926 3031.

Application procedure
Please apply to the role via the Council’s website link Litigation Officer – Lambeth Careers (

Closing date for applications:
Applications will be considered as they are received, so please apply early.

Once your application has been considered we will contact successful candidates to arrange an initial interview, either in person or video call.


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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