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Current and Recent Vacancies

20th May 2024

RCJ Advice is recruiting a Civil Solicitor

Closing Date: Monday, 17th June

RCJ Adivce is seeking a permanent civil solicitor to join their well-established civil law advice team. This role offers the opportunity to join a positive, friendly and supportive team in the delivery of pro bono advice to litigants in person nationally in the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. Applicants must be solicitors with three years post qualification experience and hold a current practicing certificate.

To learn more and apply, please click here

20th May 2024

Cambridge House Law Centre is recruiting a Crisis Navigator

Closing Date: Sunday, 9th June

Cambridge House Law Centre is seeking candidates to join their expanding Law Centre team which is dedicated to providing access to justice for people affected by poverty and social inequity in South London. The successful candidate will be providing high quality advice and assistance to users of the Law Centre facing crises in the fields of Housing, Welfare Benefits and/or other areas of welfare law; and contributing to the development of Cambridge House as a multi-purpose voluntary organisation addressing a range of community needs in flexible and imaginative ways.

To learn more and apply, please click here

20th May 2024

Cambridge House Law Centre is recruiting a Housing Solicitor

Closing Date: Sunday, 9th June

Cambridge House Law Centre is seeking candidates to join their expanding Law Centre team which is dedicated to providing access to justice for people affected by poverty and social inequity in South London. The successful candidate will provide high quality advice, assistance and representation to users of the Law Centre in the field of housing law and contribute to the development of Cambridge House as a multi-purpose voluntary organisation addressing a range of community needs in flexible and imaginative ways.

To learn more and apply, please click here

20th May 2024

Deighton Pierce Glynn is recruiting for the UCPI Inquiry

Closing Date: Friday, 7th June

DPG is recruiting someone to work on the UCPI Inquiry at their London office within the Actions Against the Police Team. The role may suit a paralegal, trainee, junior solicitor or pupil, but they will consider all relevant skills and experience.

The role will entail liaising with their clients and assisting in the preparation of witness statements; analysing large volumes of disclosure; preparing briefs to counsel on disclosure and arising issues; instructing counsel to prepare opening submissions, lines of questioning, and involvement in drafting the same; close collaboration with other Recognised Legal Representatives, attending meetings and preparing minutes; and attending the hearings.

To learn more and apply, please click here

20th May 2024

Shelter is recruiting a Solicitor

Closing Date: Sunday, 2nd June

Shelter is recruiting a solicitor with experience of housing and homelessness law. You will be working under their Legal Aid contract, delivering legal advice and representing tenants at Doncaster and Sheffield courts under the Housing Loss Prevention Advice Scheme.

At Shelter they are united by their purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Their enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. They believe that to win that fight, they must be representative of the people they are here to help and those who support their movement for change. In all their people decisions, they take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.

To learn more and apply, please click here

14th May 2024

Asylum Support Appeals Project is recruiting a Duty Scheme Legal Adviser

Closing Date: Monday, 27th May

Could you be ASAP’s new Duty Scheme Legal Advisor? You will play a pivotal role in supporting ASAP’s duty representation scheme at the First Tier Tribunal (Asylum Support). The scheme offers vital, free legal representation for people seeking asylum who need access to justice in relation to eligibility for Home Office housing and financial support.

To learn more and apply, please click here

9th May 2024

Miles & Partners is recruiting Legal Assistants

Closing Date: Wednesday, 29th May

Miles & Partners is recruiting bright law graduates with a professional outlook to join their team as Legal Assistants providing paralegal support to their busy specialist award winning lawyers in their Family Team. The roles begin in July/August 2024 and will suit LLB or equivalent graduates who have completed at least a year of LPC/BPTC, completed SQE 1 or completed 6 months relevant work experience after graduating from their LLB or equivalent.

The posts on offer have a wide range of duties ranging from some clerical work to liaising with the Legal Aid Agency, the courts, experts, counsel etc., attending interviews with experts to take notes, assisting in arrangements for conferences, preparation of court bundles and accompanying documentation, preparation of documents for Counsel and occasionally attending Court with Counsel. With appropriate experience and training they would expect you to progress to preparing statements and applications, attending clients and taking instructions, and legal research.

To learn more and apply, please click here

2nd May 2024

Lawstop is recruiting a Public Law Senior Caseworker

Lawstop is recruiting a top calibre Public Law Senior Caseworker to work full-time, starting as soon as possible after interview. At least 6-12 months’ previous experience working in a legal environment and knowledge of legal aid is required. The position will involve conducting initial client interviews and recording their instructions, advising clients, communicating with external bodies, time recording, and general administrative duties. The successful candidate will be required to run their own caseload of public law cases in areas including asylum support, homelessness/allocations, human rights, and involving the Care Act 2014/Children Act 1989.

They require a mature, self-motivated individual with excellent spoken and written communication skills, the ability to quickly absorb legal information and to conduct legal research. You will have very good organisational and time management skills and be able to produce documents to tight deadlines. Patience and tact are necessary as you will be assisting vulnerable people.

Hours: Full-time – 37.5 hours per week; 9.30am-5.30pm Monday–Friday (alternative working arrangements including part-time hours will be considered)

Salary – £26,000 to £30,000 dependent on experience

30th April 2024

Shelter is recruiting a Solicitor

Closing date: Sunday, 12th May

Shelter is recruiting a solicitor with housing law knowledge and experience of safeguarding. Your role will be to work within the National Legal Team to support the TOAS team to recognise vulnerable clients who need urgent legal help, at the sharpest end of the housing crisis, struggling to advocate for themselves in appalling housing conditions or stuck in temporary accommodation. Your role will be to provide legal early intervention to clients and families who have safeguarding concerns. You will act on a consultancy basis for TOAS and provide advice and legal representation on behalf of the client and/or their family, authorising and arranging temporary accommodation and any associated hardship claims. Should a safeguarding referral be made, you will follow up on those referrals to ensure that the appropriate outcome is achieved. You will also be supported to work with relevant stakeholders to address systemic matters that contribute to homelessness and advocate for systematic change to break the cycle for other vulnerable clients and their families. This position offers a fixed term 12 month contract with possibility of extension.

At Shelter they are united by their purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Their enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. They believe that to win that fight, they must be representative of the people they are here to help and those who support their movement for change. In all their people decisions, they take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.

To learn more and apply please click here.

29th April 2024

Suffolk Law Centre is recruiting a Housing Solicitor / Legal Aid Supervisor

Closing date: Rolling

Suffolk Law Centre is recruiting a Housing Solicitor / Caseworker to join their small, dedicated team at Suffolk Law Centre to help develop and expand their Housing legal advice service, and continue the provision of early legal advice and assistance to help vulnerable clients gain access to justice.

Whilst they are seeking someone who meets or can work towards the Housing Legal Aid Supervisor requirements, they are also interested in hearing from potential candidates who have any housing law experience. Their Housing legal advice service is a core service that they are currently unable to offer to new clients whilst this post remains vacant. They have grant funding to develop their Housing service and they are interested in any candidate wishing to train up to be a Legal Aid Supervisor. As a member of Law Centres Network, they can offer extensive training, development and mutual support.

To learn more and apply please click here.

22nd April 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South West London Law Centres is recruiting a Part Time Welfare Benefits Caseworker

Closing date: Monday, 20th May

South West London Law Centres is recruiting an experienced welfare benefits caseworker, who has taken cases to appeal, to increase the capacity of our cost of living team to support the community with this specialist service. You will be knowledgeable, approachable and passionate about making a difference to people’s lives.

South West London Law Centres help people on low incomes across south-west London to understand and defend their rights.

To learn more and apply please click here.

22nd April 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South West London Law Centres is recruiting an Immigration Solicitor / Caseworker – IAAS Level 2

Closing date: Monday, 20th May

South West London Law Centres is recruiting an experienced Asylum/Immigration Solicitor or Caseworker with the appropriate level of accreditation to provide casework together with colleagues in a number of projects including homelessness and domestic violence cases. You will show care and attention to their clients and the command of detail which is a hallmark of their work.

South West London Law Centres help people on low incomes across south-west London to understand and defend their rights.

To learn more and apply please click here.

22nd April 2024

 

South West London Law Centres is recruiting a Head of Housing

Closing date: Monday, 20th May

South West London Law Centres is recruiting an energetic lawyer with housing law experience to help them expand their work and develop their committed and passionate housing team. You will either be a solicitor with experience of housing law under a Legal Aid contract, or a highly experienced housing caseworker with knowledge of Legal Aid.

South West London Law Centres help people on low incomes across south-west London to understand and defend their rights.

To learn more and apply please click here.

22nd April 2024

South West London Law Centres is recruiting an Employment and Discrimination Caseworker

Closing date: Monday, 20th May

South West London Law Centres is recruiting an employment specialist, either a solicitor or caseworker, who wants to take the next step in their career and be part of making employment law advice and casework accessible for all. You will have two years of employment casework, including some discrimination work and either be familiar with legal aid or willing to learn.

South West London Law Centres help people on low incomes across south-west London to understand and defend their rights.

To learn more and apply please click here.

22nd April 2024

South West London Law Centres is recruiting a Housing Caseworker/ Solicitor

Closing date: Monday, 20th May

South West London Law Centres is recruiting an enthusiastic housing specialist who wants to take the next step in their career and to be a part of improving housing for the community. You will either be a solicitor with experience of housing law under a Legal Aid contract, or an experienced housing caseworker with experience of the advice sector.

South West London Law Centres help people on low incomes across south-west London to understand and defend their rights.

To learn more and apply please click here.

18th April 2024

Justice is recruiting a Criminal Lawyer

Closing date: Sunday, 12th May

Justice is recruiting an outstanding criminal lawyer, for a full-time fixed term 12-month contract, with the possibility of renewal, subject to funding. This provides an exciting opportunity for a practising lawyer with a strong research background or academic lawyers keen to engage in high-level policy and law reform work. They are looking for a lawyer mainly interested in criminal justice, as well as in cross-cutting issues affecting the functioning of the justice system (current cross-cutting projects include work on the state of the rule of law in the UK and AI, human rights, and the law).

JUSTICE is a law reform and human rights charity, working to reform the UK justice system with a focus on the most vulnerable and marginalised in society.

To learn more and apply please click here.

18th April 2024

Deighton Pierce Glynn is recruiting an Actions against the Police Senior Solicitor

Closing date: Wednesday, 1st May

Deighton Pierce Glynn is recruiting an Actions against the Police senior solicitor with at least 8 years PQE to join their actions against the police team in London as a locum. This is a one-year fixed term contract role with the possibility of an extension to a two-year contract dependent on business needs. Whilst this is a full-time role, they operate a flexible working policy, and part-time applications will be considered.

Deighton Pierce Glynn is one of the best firms for civil liberties, and administrative and human rights law in the UK and top ranked in the Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 directories. DPG is widely recognised and admired for their client focused approach, as well as their commitment to creating a great place to work.

To learn more and apply please click here.

18th April 2024

Deighton Pierce Glynn is recruiting an Actions against the Police Senior Solicitor

Closing date: Wednesday, 1st May

Deighton Pierce Glynn is recruiting an Actions against the Police senior solicitor with at least 8 years PQE to join their actions against the police team in London as a locum. This is a one-year fixed term contract role with the possibility of an extension to a two-year contract dependent on business needs. Whilst this is a full-time role, they operate a flexible working policy, and part-time applications will be considered.

Deighton Pierce Glynn is one of the best firms for civil liberties, and administrative and human rights law in the UK and top ranked in the Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 directories. DPG is widely recognised and admired for their client focused approach, as well as their commitment to creating a great place to work.

To learn more and apply please click here.

18th April 2024

The Community Law Partnership is recruiting a Costs Clerk, Costs Draftsman or Cost Lawyer

Closing date: Tuesday, 30th April

The Community Law Partnership is recruiting a costs clerk, costs draftsman or cost lawyer to join their in-house costs team.

The Community Law Partnership is an award winning, progressive firm of solicitors specialising in the law relating to Housing and Public Law. CLP also does work for Travellers.

To learn more and apply please click here.

18th April 2024

The Community Law Partnership is recruiting a Housing Solicitor/Senior Caseworker

Closing date: Tuesday, 30th April

The Community Law Partnership is recruiting a solicitor to give advice and assistance on housing law to tenants, homeless people and others in housing need, including casework and litigation. No advice is given to Landlords.

The Community Law Partnership is an award winning, progressive firm of solicitors specialising in the law relating to Housing and Public Law. CLP also does work for Travellers.

To learn more and apply please click here.

16th April 2024

Public Interest Law Centre is recruiting a Paralegal (Covid-19 Public Inquiry)

 

Closing date: Wednesday, 1st May

Public Interest Law Centre is recruiting a Paralegal with two years’ experience, ideally with knowledge and experience of publicly funded work. You will be familiar with the key concepts used in public law, have a strong eye for detail, and the ability to identify key information swiftly, as you’ll be reviewing large volumes of disclosure from the Covid-19 Public Inquiry on behalf of our core participants. As such, you will be a key member of the Inquiries team, liaising with counsel, the core participants and ensuring that work undertaken is billed promptly and accurately.

Public Interest Law Centre exists to challenge systemic injustice through legal representation, strategic litigation, research and legal education.

To learn more and apply please click here.

16th April 2024

Public Interest Law Centre is recruiting a Solicitor (Covid-19 Public Inquiry)

Closing date: Wednesday, 1st May

Public Interest Law Centre is recruiting a Solicitor with a strong interest in undertaking work in Public Inquiries. You may have a background in Public Law and, ideally will have knowledge and experience of publicly funded work. Regardless, you will be familiar with the main principles of public law and will become a key and valued member of the Inquiries team. The team’s work will be overseen by a Supervising Solicitor and will be supported by a newly recruited Paralegal to assist in the gathering of disclosure.

Public Interest Law Centre exists to challenge systemic injustice through legal representation, strategic litigation, research and legal education.

To learn more and apply please click here.

15th April 2024

ATLEU is recruiting a Lead Immigration Lawyer

Closing date: Monday, 13th May

ATLEU is recruiting a dynamic and committed solicitor (or barrister with authorisation to conduct litigation) to join their legal team as Lead Immigration Lawyer. This is an exciting role, and will suit someone who enjoys using the law creatively and working collaboratively. The role includes the provision of immigration advice and representation to survivors of trafficking and slavery under a legal aid contract. They also secure funding to support the provision of specialist advice which falls outside of legal aid.

ATLEU has acted in many of the most significant trafficking cases, including the first six to be heard by the Supreme Court. This role offers the opportunity to shape UK law to improve protections for all survivors.

To learn more and apply please click here.

15th April 2024

TV Edwards is recruiting a Senior Children Panel Accredited Solicitor

 

Closing date: Tuesday, 7th May

TV Edwards is recruiting a passionate and driven, highly experienced Children Panel Accredited solicitor of at least 8 years PQE, with strong working relationships with CAFCASS guardians. They are looking for a candidate who is technically excellent in children law, who has a track record of acting in factually and legally complicated care proceedings, an established reputation as an expert in public children law and is an experienced advocate. The successful candidate will have good knowledge of LAA contract requirements, hold LAA supervisor status and be experienced in supervising others, along with being an experienced advocate.

TV Edwards is ranked as a leading firm in Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and The Times Top 100 law firms. It enjoys a national reputation for delivering first-class legal services with professionalism, clarity, respect and care.

To learn more and apply please click here.

10th April 2024

Luqmani Thompson is recruiting a Solicitor

Closing date: Wednesday, 1st May

Luqmani Thompson is recruiting a solicitor to join their very well-regarded team on a full-time basis. Their work covers both private and publicly funded matters. They have legal aid contracts in both immigration and public law categories. Applications are invited from those in the early years of qualification (0-3 PQE), but they are also happy to consider applications from those more qualified (3+ PQE). They have big plans ahead and this is an exciting opportunity to be joining them, whatever stage you are at in your legal career.

Since 1998, Luqmani Thompson has been at the forefront of developments in human rights, immigration and public law in the UK. They have firmly established themselves as one of the leading firms providing legal services in this area, winning awards, being recognised by the leading legal directories, and now ranked by The Times two years in a row for being within the top law firms in the UK!

To learn more and apply please click here.

10th April 2024

Luqmani Thompson is recruiting Trainee Solicitors / Apprenticeship Solicitors

Closing date: Friday, 26th April

Luqmani Thompson is recruiting up to three trainees to join the fee earning team at Luqmani Thompson. Applications from those seeking to qualify through the apprenticeship scheme can also be considered. They offer a competitive salary of £26,068 per annum and 5 weeks’ holiday.

Since 1998, Luqmani Thompson has been at the forefront of developments in human rights, immigration and public law in the UK. They have firmly established themselves as one of the leading firms providing legal services in this area, winning awards, being recognised by the leading legal directories, and now ranked by The Times two years in a row for being within the top law firms in the UK!

To learn more and apply please click here.

8th April 2024

North Yorkshire Citizens Advice & Law Centre is recruiting a Welfare Benefits Supervisor

Closing date: Monday, 29th April

North Yorkshire Citizens Advice & Law Centre has an exciting new role available for a Welfare Benefits Supervisor. This role would suit someone who meets the Legal Aid Agency’s supervisor standards. You will be responsible for supporting their welfare benefits projects and helping the team of advisers to provide high quality advice and deal with cases from our generalist service right through to representation at tribunal and court. The successful candidate will be an effective communicator with an ordered approach to casework and the ability to motivate a diverse team. Their service is in demand like never before and their goal is to help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face. If you are looking for a rewarding role, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

To learn more and apply please click here.

28th March 2024

Coram Children’s Legal Centre is recruiting a Finance and Operations Manager

Closing date: Wednesday, 24th April

CCLC is looking for a Finance and Operations Manager. This role will provide financial and operational leadership and management for CCLC particularly focussed on the Legal Practice Unit and the Migrant Children’s Project but with support for the Child Law Advice Service and Coram International where required. Managing a small finance team, the role will hold primary responsibility for core financial functions within CCLC including legal aid billing and management and tracking of grant and other charitable funding. Through systematic and efficient financial management, the post holder will play a pivotal role in CCLC’s financial sustainability. The role will act as a key point of contact with Coram’s central finance team and a range of internal and external stakeholders on financial matters. The role will also oversee the smooth running of the London and Colchester offices through line management of operations and administrative staff.

Coram is the UK’s oldest children’s charity founded by Thomas Coram in London helping vulnerable children and young people since 1739. Today, the Coram group helps more than one million children, young people, families and professionals every year by providing access to the skills and opportunities they need to thrive. One of the nine members of the Coram group, Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC) is the UK’s specialist centre for children’s rights in education, immigration, community care and family law, and provides significant international legal systems consultancy.The centre is located on the Coram Campus in central London with bases in Colchester and Leeds.

To learn more and apply please click here.

28th March 2024

Springfield Advice and Law Centre is recruiting a Director and Head of Legal Practice

 

Closing date: Rolling

Springfield Advice and Law Centre are seeking a new Director & Head of Legal Practice to take forward this unique, niche Law Centre. There is an opportunity for expanding the work of the Law Centre and showcasing the worth of health justice partnerships. The current Director has been involved in the Law Centre for the last 18 years and has been the Director for a decade. The Law Centre is restructuring, creating a new part-time role of Office Manager to assist the new Director with the administration of the Law Centre.

Springfield Advice & Law Centre is a community based legal practice and a registered charity. They were formed in 1982 when they were set up to serve the mental health community. They are based mainly on the site of Springfield University Hospital Mental Health NHS Trust. Springfield Law Centre is unique as a working model of a health justice partnership.

To learn more and apply please click here.

25th March 2024

South West London Law Centres is recruiting an Employment and Discrimination Caseworker

Closing date: Monday, 29th April

South West London Law Centres are recruiting an employment specialist, either a solicitor or caseworker, who wants to take the next step in their career and be part of making employment law advice and casework accessible for all. You will have two years of employment casework, including some discrimination work and either be familiar with legal aid or willing to learn.

South West London Law Centres help people on low incomes across south-west London to understand and defend their rights.

To learn more and apply please click here.

25th March 2024

MJC Law is recruiting a Paralegal (Leeds)

Closing date: Friday, 5th April

MJC Law are recruiting a paralegal to assist the team based at their Leeds office. The candidate will be based within the Leeds office and will primarily provide support with Court of Protection work, but may be required to assist solicitors in any of our offices on the range of work MJC Law specialises in. This position would suit motivated individuals with intelligence, ambition, lateral thinking skills and sound judgment. You must hold either an undergraduate degree in law or a post-graduate diploma in law (GDL). Paralegal, or other legal work experience, and experience of the Court of Protection would be an advantage although this is not essential. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in undertaking this type of work and a commitment to legally aided work.

They are committed to protecting and promoting their clients’ rights and the post-holder must be able to communicate confidently in order to work effectively with their clients and third parties. Successful candidates will have excellent client care skills and a sensitive and sympathetic understanding of clients’ needs. Candidates will also be expected to have excellent analytical and organisational skills, be committed to teamwork, take a thorough approach to documenting their work, be IT literate (including in Microsoft Office packages), attentive to detail, and have the ability to use their own initiative.

MJC Law specialises in mental health, Court of Protection personal welfare work and community care. They hold 2018 Legal Aid Civil Contracts in both Mental Health and Community Care with offices in Nottingham and Leeds. Their three directors and are eminent in their field, with rankings in Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and awards at both local and national law society level. MJC Law won Legal Aid Law Firm of the Year in July 2021 at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards.

To learn more and apply please click here.

23rd March 2024

We are recruiting an Administrative Assistant

Closing date: Friday, 19th April

The Administrative Assistant will provide support across all of LAPG’s work (including our annual conference and the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards) but with a focus on supporting the work of the Management & Leadership Hub. The role holder will support LAPG’s Head of Learning & Development in the delivery of training projects, for example, by managing admin tasks such as updating our learning platform, formatting materials and maintaining attendee records. The role holder may also assist in video editing and creation of online content as well as event management.

LAPG is a membership body representing legal aid practitioners in England and Wales and the clients they serve. Our members are private practice and not-for-profit organisations, Law Centres, barristers and costs lawyers. We believe that access to justice is a fundamental right and as such we campaign for a fair, comprehensive and accessible legal aid scheme. We work closely with other representative bodies to raise awareness about the importance of legal aid, the work of legal aid practitioners and the needs of clients. We seek to work with the Legal Aid Agency and Ministry of Justice on specific issues, and attend a range of operational and policy meetings. We respond to consultations on justice issues.

One of the projects we host is the LAPG Management & Leadership Hub which exists to provide training, consultancy and capacity building resources to non-profit specialist advice organisations (like Law Centres and Local Citizens Advice). In addition, we are actively building a community of managers across the non-profit advice sector. The Hub also provides the Funder Plus programme to support grantees of the Access to Justice Foundation and London Legal Support Trust. This includes the provision of training (on issues such as management and leadership skills) and resources (policies, procedures, templates and guidance etc.) as well as consultancy support, mentoring and troubleshooting.

To learn more and apply download our job description.

15th March 2024

We are recruiting an Organisational Training and Development Associate

Closing date: Friday, 12th April

The LAPG Management and Leadership Hub exists to provide training, consultancy and capacity building resources to non-profit specialist advice organisations (like Law Centres and Local Citizen’s Advice). In addition, we are actively building a community of managers across the non-profit advice sector. We also provide the Funder Plus (grantee support) programme for grantees of the Access to Justice Foundation and London Legal Support Trust. This includes the provision of training (on issues such as management and leadership skills) and resources (policies, procedures, templates and guidance etc.) as well as consultancy support, mentoring and troubleshooting

Currently the Hub relies primarily on the Hub Director, supported by LAPG’s Learning & Development Coordinator and external consultants to develop, design, create and deliver services. The Associate role is aimed at bringing in someone with a real interest organisatonal development to work with the Hub Director in all aspects of the Hub’s work. We see this as an opportunity for someone who wants to develop and expand their knowledge and experience but who also wants an opportunity to take the lead in developing and delivering resources, training and support.

The Hub is run by Matthew Howgate, an experienced sector consultant and trainer. Hosted by LAPG its aim is to help sustain and strengthen the advice sector thus expand access to advice for the vulnerable and marginalised. We believe that by strengthening management, leadership and governance within organisations we can both make those organisations more resilient and help create space for them to help more people.

We are looking for someone with a real interest in this work and who wants to actively contribute to the Hub achieving its goals. This is not a role for someone who is content to just wait to be told what to do.

Download the job description here to learn more about the role.

14th March 2024

Mary Ward Legal Centre is recruiting a Housing Caseworker

Closing date: Wednesday, 10th April

Mary Ward Legal Centre are looking for an experienced Housing Caseworker to join their friendly and committed team and to contribute to life changing outcomes for their clients. You will be joining them at an exciting time of growth as they now have a brand-new office in Newham, as well as a base in Camden.

The Mary Ward Legal Centre provides free, independent advice to people who live and work in London to help them access their legal rights and entitlements. They provide specialist advice in housing, welfare benefits and debt. They also provide free legal advice as part of their pro bono clinic in the areas of: employment, housing, small claims, consumer, and family.

To learn more and apply please click here.

14th March 2024

Mary Ward Legal Centre is recruiting a Housing Solicitor

Closing date: Wednesday, 10th April

Mary Ward Legal Centre are looking for an experienced Housing Solicitor to join their friendly and committed team and to contribute to life changing outcomes for their clients. You will be joining them at an exciting time of growth as they now have a brand-new office in Newham, as well as a base in Camden.

The Mary Ward Legal Centre provides free, independent advice to people who live and work in London to help them access their legal rights and entitlements. They provide specialist advice in housing, welfare benefits and debt. They also provide free legal advice as part of their pro bono clinic in the areas of: employment, housing, small claims, consumer, and family.

To learn more and apply please click here.

12th March 2024

Deighton Pierce Glynn is recruiting a Solicitor (AAP London)

Closing date: Monday, 15th April

Deighton Pierce Glynn are ideally looking for a solicitor with 1-3 years PQE experience in civil claims against public authorities, but they will consider other experience levels as well. This is an exciting opportunity to join the DPG Team assisting on an interesting caseload of private and some public law claims in a range of areas; civil claims against state authorities, particularly cases involving discrimination, unlawful detention and inquests. The position will be based at their London office, with part-time and/or some home working a possibility. DPG’s work is widely recognised and admired for their client focused approach and high-profile litigation assisting the vulnerable. This is a great opportunity to join their top ranked team.

Deighton Pierce Glynn is a specialist civil rights and judicial review solicitors in London and Bristol; top rated in Chambers and Legal 500 directories.

To learn more and apply please click here.

12th March 2024

Deighton Pierce Glynn is recruiting a Paralegal (AAP Bristol)

Closing date: Thursday, 28th March

Deighton Pierce Glynn are seeking an action against the police (AAP) Paralegal to join their Bristol AAP team to provide casework support. The AAP department’s work includes actions against the police/Home Office/Ministry of Justice, discrimination, inquests, and other litigation include public law remedies against the state. The role is full time, but they operate a flexible working policy and also offer study leave for individuals undertaking a course.

Deighton Pierce Glynn is a specialist civil rights and judicial review solicitors in London and Bristol; top rated in Chambers and Legal 500 directories.

To learn more and apply please click here.

8th March 2024

Public Interest Law Centre is recruiting a Supervising Solicitor (Claims against Public Authorities)

 

Closing date: Friday, 22nd March

Public Interest Law Centre are seeking a Supervising Solicitor, with at least three years’ PQE working in Claims against Public Authorities. In addition to claims against public bodies and government departments, including local authorities, NHS and the Home Office, you will have gained experience of taking actions against the police. You will already have LAA Supervisor status or meet the requirements to do so. In return you will have a degree of autonomy to develop your own caseload and work closely with grassroots groups, campaigners and frontline organisations. You will run strategic public law cases alongside civil claims, where these raise issues of wider public importance. In doing so you will be complementing and strengthening PILC’s strategic priorities.

Claims against Public Authorities are one of three areas of legal aid work PILC delivers under its contract. It provides this alongside challenging decision-making that impacts migrants and minoritised communities, work to provide safety from violence against women & girls, upholding the rights of travellers & boat dwellers, and supporting those campaigners challenging the gentrification of their estates and building on community open spaces. Additionally PILC are instructed by core participants at the Covid-19 Public Inquiry and the Public Inquiry into Undercover Policing.

Their team is currently made up of 17 staff, hybrid-working from their modern offices in Cambridge Heath, E2.

To learn more and apply please click here.

7th March 2024

Equality and Employment Law Centre is recruiting

 

Closing date: Rolling

Equality and Employment Law Centre are seeking experienced legally trained professionals who are passionate about access to justice and who want to become leading claimant specialists in employment and discrimination law. These are very interesting and worthwhile positions within the Law Centres Network, allowing you to make a significant difference in the lives of their clients. They welcome applications from candidates looking for both part-time and full-time roles. They have the following opportunities available for a start date as soon as possible:

  • Employment Solicitor PQE 2+
  • Civil Litigation Solicitor PQE 2+
  • Trainee Solicitors/Paralegals (2 years’ experience) wanting to qualify as a solicitor.
  • Paralegal (1 year experience in civil litigation or employment)
  • Legal Receptionist/Call handler

Equality and Employment Law Centre is a not-for-profit, specialist provider of employment law, discrimination and HR advice and services. They work with a range of organisations including charities and with individual clients who have limited access to justice.

To learn more and apply please click here.

7th March 2024

Norfolk Community Law Service is recruiting a Family Legal Aid Supervising Solicitor

Closing date: Monday, 18th March

Norfolk Community Law Service is looking for an experienced solicitor to join their Family Team and supervise their new Legal Aid Agency contract, to provide specialist legal advice, casework and advocacy at court to people who would otherwise have to represent themselves.

Working with their Family Service Manager, the successful applicant will help to develop practices to ensure that NCLS can make a real difference to people who have been the victim of Domestic Abuse. Their contract starts in September and they will be focusing on private family law.

Norfolk Community Law Service is a registered charity, which has been delivering free, independent and confidential legal advice in Norfolk for forty years.

To learn more and apply please click here.

27th February 2024

Citizens Advice Leeds is recruiting a Social Welfare Law Solicitor / CILEx Practitioner

Closing date: Rolling

Citizens Advice Leeds is recruiting a Solicitor/CILEx Practitioner with PQE in a Social Welfare Law specialism to join their legal advice team. The legal advice team is part of their Specialist Services department, working alongside caseworkers and support workers to respond to the complex and multiple problems their clients face. They would welcome applications from candidates who can strengthen their capacity in Housing advice, or bring expertise in Immigration, Discrimination or Family law. The Social Welfare Law Solicitor/CILEx Practitioner will carry their own caseload, ensuring that quality and performance standards are consistently met, and support the development of caseworkers in their specialism. The successful candidate will have significant and recent post qualification experience in a Social Welfare law subject. Alongside legal advice skills, we’re seeking candidates with a commitment to access to justice and an interest in working in the not for profit sector.

Citizens Advice Leeds works for a fairer society by helping people to resolve financial, housing, employment and other legal issues through telephone, online and face to face services.

To learn more and apply please click here.

27th February 2024

Suffolk Law Centre is recruiting a Housing Solicitor / Legal Aid Supervisor

Closing date: Thursday, 14th March

Suffolk Law Centre is looking to recruit a Housing Solicitor / Legal Aid Supervisor to join their Housing Team, to provide specialist legal advice and assistance, and advocacy at Court, in accordance with their Legal Aid Civil Contract, as well as some Pro Bono advice to vulnerable people living in Suffolk and North Essex.

This is an exciting chance for you to help develop and expand their Housing legal advice service and to sustain and grow Suffolk Law Centre in order to continue the provision of early legal advice and assistance to our community.The post is based at their offices in Ipswich, Suffolk. Ipswich has a vibrant legal, non-profit and cultural community and excellent transport links to London. The delights of the Suffolk coast and countryside are within easy reach, and house prices significantly lower than London/home-counties.

To learn more and apply please click here.

27th February 2024

Merseyside Law Centre is recruiting a Lead Immigration Caseworker/Solicitor

Closing date: Monday, 11th March

Merseyside Law Centre is looking to recruit an immigration caseworker/solicitor to join their team. The successful applicant will have at least two years recent, professional experience of providing immigration casework in a legal or advice setting and Law Society Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Level 2 or higher.

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

To learn more and apply please click here.

23rd February 2024

Citizens Advice Manchester is recruiting a Supervising Solicitor – Housing Team

Closing date: Tuesday, 5th March

Citizens Advice Manchester is looking to recruit a qualified advocate and experienced Legal Aid professional with a minimum of 3 years PQE in order to assume responsibility for SRA and Training Contract compliance. However, they will consider applicants who have less PQE and are willing to take on this responsibility in the near future.

Citizens Advice Manchester is a charity which provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice. They are a modern, innovative and progressive advice service that employs around 200 people (60 of whom provide specialist casework services in Housing, Debt and Welfare Benefits). They are also one of the largest and most diversely funded Local Citizens Advice within a nationally recognised network, delivering a vast range of services via face-face, telephone and digital channels.

To learn more and apply please click here.

23rd February 2024

Dowse & Co is recruiting a Housing Caseworker (maternity cover – 12 months from April 2024)

Closing date: Friday, 22nd March

Dowse & Co is looking to recruit an enthusiastic housing caseworker. They represent clients on all housing law matters including possession actions, disrepair, homelessness, injunctions, unlawful eviction, leaseholder disputes and succession matters. They act almost exclusively for tenants and leaseholders.

The candidate:

  • Applications from experienced caseworkers preferred but less experienced candidates will be considered
  • Experience in legal aid work will be useful (but training will be provided)
  • Evidence of commitment to professional development and interest in housing law and tenants’ rights

Dowse & Co believes in access to justice and providing first class representation and advice irrespective of means and circumstances.

Send CV and covering letter to ps@dowse.co.uk and/or call Patrick on 020 7254 6205 to discuss the role.

21st February 2024

Bidwell Henderson is recruiting an Inter Partes Costs Lawyer / Costs Draftsperson

Bidwell Henderson is looking to recruit an experienced Costs Lawyers and Costs Draftspeople with over two years’ experience of dealing with a complex and varied IP case load. Some legal aid experience is preferable as some of the case load will consist of legal aid funded cases with Inter-Partes costs orders. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build on their existing reputation and client base and will be encouraged to reach their full potential with chances provided to strive across all aspects of inter-partes work and within the Inter-Partes department as a whole. They encourage their people to establish relationships with clients and to actively pursue openings to build and develop their business.

Bidwell Henderson Costs Consultants are an award winning Legal Costs Consultancy with a national presence. Part of the Frenkel Topping Group, they are recognised for their commitment to training and development of their people. They pride themselves on providing outstanding professional services across the legal sector. They specialise in diverse areas of legal costs arising from all aspects of litigation from legal aid to complex commercial disputes. They provide a full set of costs services throughout the course of substantive litigation and thereafter.

To learn more and apply please click here.

21st February 2024

Bidwell Henderson is recruiting a Legal Aid Costs Draftperson

Bidwell Henderson is looking to recruit a legal aid costs draftsperson to build on their existing reputation and client base. The successful candidate will be encouraged to reach their full potential with opportunities to strive across all aspects of legal aid work. They encourage their people to establish relationships with clients and to actively pursue prospects to build and develop their business.

Bidwell Henderson Costs Consultants are an award winning Legal Costs Consultancy with a national presence. Part of the Frenkel Topping Group, they are recognised for their commitment to training and development of their people. They pride themselves on providing outstanding professional services across the legal sector. They specialise in diverse areas of legal costs arising from all aspects of litigation from legal aid to complex commercial disputes. They provide a full set of costs services throughout the course of substantive litigation and thereafter.

To learn more and apply please click here.

20th February 2024

Alfred James & Co Solicitors is recruiting a Housing Law Supervisor

Alfred James & Co is looking to recruit a full-time Senior Housing Solicitor to join their team.

You will be required to advise on all aspects of housing/landlord and tenant law. The post holder SHOULD IDEALLY be a solicitor or a barrister and have a valid practicing certificate and should be able to meet the Legal Aid Agency’s Housing and Debt supervisor standard after meeting the required hours. Applicants should have a minimum of five years’ experience and significant experience of the LAA Contract Category in housing. The role is to provide legal advice and legal services to clients under the legal help and legal aid schemes. It is not essential but will be advantageous if you have experience of/are qualified as a category supervisor in Welfare Benefits.

Prospective applicants should send their cv to solicitors@alfred-james.com and you will be advised of any further steps to be taken by the firm upon receipt of your cv.

20th February 2024

Alfred James & Co Solicitors is recruiting an (advanced) accredited Immigration Caseworker Supervisor

Alfred James & Co is looking to recruit an advanced accredited Immigration case worker who has passed the Law Society advanced accreditation caseworker scheme and has many years of experience in immigration and asylum work. Work may involve picking up case work in the office and attending detention centres to interview detainees . You will work in the office with 4 case workers who are qualified in legal aid tender for immigration.

Please read up on the full list of expected requirements for the role before applying.

Prospective applicants should send their cv to solicitors@alfred-james.com and you will be advised of any further steps to be taken by the firm upon receipt of your cv.

20th February 2024

Alfred James & Co Solicitors is recruiting an Immigration Caseworker Supervisor

Alfred James & Co is looking to recruit an Immigration Caseworker Supervisor. The ideal candidate will be an IAAS Level 2 or 3 accredited caseworker and/or solicitor, with at least four years’ experience of advice on asylum, protection and related human rights claims. You will have experience in publicly funded immigration work under a Legal Aid Agency Contract and will either hold IAAS supervising senior caseworker accreditation or have the skills, knowledge and experience to qualify as a supervisor within 3 months of joining

Key Duties and Responsibilities Legal Casework and supervision Supervise a team of up to four caseworkers/solicitors in respect of asylum, human rights, trafficking, family reunion and statelessness applications; Manage and develop growth within the team; Provide legal advice and representation to clients on asylum.

Prospective applicants should send their cv to solicitors@alfred-james.com and you will be advised of any further steps to be taken by the firm upon receipt of your cv.

20th February 2024

Alfred James & Co Solicitors is recruiting a Family Law Supervisor

Alfred James & Co is looking to recruit a Family Law Supervisor to join their Family Law department to assist with undertaking legal aid family casework. You will be responsible for dealing with all aspects of legal aid family work. You will be responsible for meeting and taking instructions for new legal aid clients and running the case adequately and in compliance with the legal aid requirements. You should have vast experience in running legal aid files for the purposes of ensuring that the files pass peer review.

The applicant will be either:

1) An Advanced Member of the Law Society’s Family Law Accreditation Scheme (having passed the violence in the home’ module or previously held adult party representative status on the Children Panel) or

2) A Resolution Accredited Specialist in Domestic Abuse

Prospective applicants should send their cv to solicitors@alfred-james.com and you will be advised of any further steps to be taken by the firm upon receipt of your cv.

14th February 2024

Kesar & Co is recruiting a Legal Secretary

Closing date: Friday, 8th March

Kesar & Co is looking to recruit an ambitious individual who enjoys working in a dynamic and challenging atmosphere. You will have experience of administration ideally in a legal environment. You will have excellent communication skills including dealing with difficult individuals.

Kesar & Co Solicitors is a dedicated Legal Aid practice based in South-East London/Kent. They hold Silver Investors in People, have held Lexcel accreditation since 2012, and in 2020 won the LawCareers.net Training and Recruitment Awards. They are committed to human rights for all and their teams of dedicated caseworkers tackle some of the hardest issues in the fight to bring justice. they assist clients who need help with community care, discrimination, employment law, public law, claims against public authorities and prison law.

To learn more and apply please click here.

14th February 2024

Kesar & Co is recruiting a Paralegal

Closing date: Sunday, 31st March

Kesar & Co is looking to recruit a paralegal. As a paralegal you will support the work of solicitors and experienced caseworkers, gaining hands on knowledge and experience to be able to take the next step as an independent caseworker or solicitor. Should you wish to qualify as a solicitor either through the Training Contract route or as an apprentice, they will support you in this.

Kesar & Co Solicitors is a dedicated Legal Aid practice based in South-East London/Kent. They hold Silver Investors in People, have held Lexcel accreditation since 2012, and in 2020 won the LawCareers.net Training and Recruitment Awards. They are committed to human rights for all and their teams of dedicated caseworkers tackle some of the hardest issues in the fight to bring justice. they assist clients who need help with community care, discrimination, employment law, public law, claims against public authorities and prison law.

To learn more and apply please click here.

14th February 2024

Kesar & Co is recruiting Solicitor Apprenticeships

Closing date: Friday, 31st May

Kesar & Co is looking to recruit solicitor apprenticeships. This is a 6 year apprenticeship with training provided by the University of Law.

Kesar & Co Solicitors is a dedicated Legal Aid practice based in South-East London/Kent. They hold Silver Investors in People, have held Lexcel accreditation since 2012, and in 2020 won the LawCareers.net Training and Recruitment Awards. They are committed to human rights for all and their teams of dedicated caseworkers tackle some of the hardest issues in the fight to bring justice. they assist clients who need help with community care, discrimination, employment law, public law, claims against public authorities and prison law.

To learn more and apply please click here.

14th February 2024

Kesar & Co is recruiting a Civil/Criminal Caseworker

Closing date: Friday, 8th March

Kesar & Co is looking to recruit a civil/criminal caseworker. As a caseworker, you will join this group and offer your skills and expertise to their existing clients and develop opportunities to attract new clients. You will be able to work across different areas of law should you wish.

Kesar & Co Solicitors is a dedicated Legal Aid practice based in South-East London/Kent. They hold Silver Investors in People, have held Lexcel accreditation since 2012, and in 2020 won the LawCareers.net Training and Recruitment Awards. They are committed to human rights for all and their teams of dedicated caseworkers tackle some of the hardest issues in the fight to bring justice. they assist clients who need help with community care, discrimination, employment law, public law, claims against public authorities and prison law.

To learn more and apply please click here.

12th February 2024

Citizens Advice Southwark is recruiting a Housing Solicitor / Supervisor

Closing date: Monday, 26th February

Citizens Advice Southwark is looking to recruit a Housing Solicitor (or Barrister) able to supervise a Legal Aid Agency contract and undertake certificated work. You would deliver the service from both their Peckham and Walworth offices and be an expert resource for other casework supervisors across the organisation. The successful applicant will assist clients with eligible housing cases.

Citizens Advice Southwark has a track record of delivering high-quality services from its offices in Peckham and Walworth and outreach locations across Southwark and South East London. They sort out problems together, for good, by providing free, independent, confidential and impartial advice across all areas of social welfare law, and through using the experience of their clients to bring about positive change through research and campaigns. Join them and make a difference.

To learn more and apply please click here.

12th February 2024

Deighton Pierce Glynn is recruiting an Admin Assistant

Closing date: Wednesday, 21st February

Deighton Pierce Glynn is looking to recruit a highly organised Admin Assistant with a can-do attitude for this busy and varied role supporting their busy team of lawyers onsite in their London Office.

DPG is specialist civil rights and judicial review firm in London and Bristol; top rated in Chambers and Legal 500 directories.

To learn more and apply please click here.

9th February 2024

South West London Law Centres is recruiting a Housing Caseworker / Solicitor

Closing date: Monday, 4th March

South West London Law Centres is looking to recruit an enthusiastic housing specialist who wants to take the next step in their career and to be a part of improving housing for the community. You will either be a solicitor with experience of housing law under a Legal Aid contract, or an experienced housing caseworker with experience of the advice sector.

To learn more and apply please click here.

9th February 2024

South West London Law Centres is recruiting two Immigration Solicitor/Caseworkers IAAS Level 2

Closing date: Monday, 4th March

South West London Law Centres is looking to recruit two experienced Asylum/Immigration Solicitors or Caseworkers with the appropriate level of accreditation to provide casework together with colleagues in a number of new projects including homelessness and domestic violence cases. You will show care and attention to their clients and the command of detail which is a hallmark of their work.

To learn more and apply please click here.

9th February 2024

South West London Law Centres is recruiting a Head of Employment and Discrimination

Closing date: Monday, 4th March

South West London Law Centres is looking to recruit an employment specialist who wants to take the next step in their career and be part of making employment law advice and casework accessible for all. You will either be a solicitor with experience of discrimination law under a Legal Aid contract, or a highly experienced employment caseworker with knowledge of Legal Aid.

To learn more and apply please click here.

9th February 2024

South West London Law Centres is recruiting a Head of Housing

Closing date: Monday, 4th March

South West London Law Centres is looking to recruit an energetic lawyer with housing law experience to help them expand their work and develop their committed and passionate housing team. You will either be a solicitor with experience of housing law under a Legal Aid contract, or a highly experienced housing caseworker with knowledge of Legal Aid.

To learn more and apply please click here.

1st February 2024

Nuffield Family Justice Observatory is recruiting a Project Lead (Children, Families and Justice)

Nuffield Family Justice Observatory is looking to recruit a project lead (Children, Families and Justice). This newly created role will lead and support the development and delivery of programmes and projects across the Nuffield FJO, including a specific focus on work relating to private law proceedings and separating families. In this role, you will undertake horizon scanning work (keeping abreast of key developments in the family justice landscape) in order to identify future potential areas of work where the NFJO can add value, supporting the commissioning of research. You will represent the Nuffield FJO by engaging with relevant stakeholder groups and attending meetings. You will also convene conversations with practitioners, those with lived experience, policy makers and system leaders to explore the findings from research, their own experiences and how change can be achieved. You will also seek to collaborate and develop partnerships with individuals and organisations to enable the learning from Nuffield FJO’s work to be embedded in policy and practice.

The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory is an organisation that seeks to improve the lives of children and families by bringing data and evidence to the people who work in and around the family courts – judges, lawyers, social workers, Cafcass guardians, policy makers and more. They find and fill the gaps in their understanding of the family justice system, highlight the areas where change will have the biggest impact on children and families, and foster collaboration to make that change happen.

To learn more and apply please click here.

23rd January 2024

North Yorkshire Citizens Advice & Law Centre is recruiting a Supervising Solicitor / Caseworker

Closing date: Monday, 12 February

North Yorkshire Citizens Advice & Law Centre is an expanding service which is looking for an additional Supervising Solicitor or Caseworker to work in their Housing team. The ideal candidate will be someone who can take a lead role in improving access to justice. You will join a law centre team already containing a Senior Housing Solicitor, an Immigration Solicitor and several caseworkers as well as a Trainee Solicitor.

You will have at least 3 years experience of practice in housing, ideally in Legal Aid or for people on low incomes.

This role can be based in any of the following offices in North Yorkshire: Northallerton, Richmond, Malton, Scarborough, Selby and Harrogate, with occasional home working. You must be able to attend one or more of their duty courts in York, Scarborough or Harrogate regularly. For the suitable candidate, help with relocation costs can be considered.

To learn more and apply please click here.

15th January 2024

Bristol Law Centre is recruiting a Housing Caseworker/Solicitor

Closing date: Monday, 29th January

Bristol Law Centre is recruiting a Housing caseworker or solicitor. This is an opportunity to work in a friendly and supportive team in a vibrant, artistic, historic and diverse city; surrounded by beautiful countryside at the gateway to Wales and the South-West. Their modern offices are situated close to Bristol Temple Meads station and the city centre. They are flexible to part time or full time working (35 hours per week), and to hybrid work. Their friendly and committed housing team are one of only a few in the area and they wish to grow to ensure more people are helped, working closely with many partners in the city and beyond.

Bristol Law Centre is a charity offering free signposting/referrals, legal advice and representation (advocacy) to some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable in communities. They work in Bristol and the wider region to deliver vital and free legal support, often where no other option of similar services exist. They work to achieve incredible outcomes for people in many areas of social welfare law.

To learn more and apply please click here.

15th January 2024

Philcox Gray is recruiting a Paralegal

Closing date: Friday, 26th January

Philcox Gray are recruiting a paralegal. Training contract will be considered after a probationary period. They offer good and flexible working conditions, salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Philcox Gray is a well respected specialist family practice based in attractive new offices in Borough, SE1. The firm expanded its family practice following its merger with Hornby and Levy in 2018, and undertakes all aspects of children and family law, including care, financial and international work.

Please apply with CV and covering letter to Margaret Sullivan

19th December 2023

ATLEU is recruiting a Lead Training Lawyer: Immigration / Public Lawyer

Closing date: Thursday, 15th February

Anti Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit are recruiting a dynamic and committed individual to join their legal team as Training Lead and Immigration/Public Lawyer. This is a stimulating role, and will suit someone who enjoys using the law creatively and working collaboratively. The role offers significant opportunities for growth and development, to increase your immigration/public law experience and knowledge through working on emerging issues affecting survivors of trafficking, to develop the capacity of support and advice professionals assisting survivors, with enormous potential for strategic litigation, effecting positive change for this hugely vulnerable group.

To learn more and apply please click here.

19th December 2023

ATLEU is recruiting a Lead Immigration Lawyer

Closing date: Monday, 12th February

Anti Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit are recruiting a dynamic and committed individual to join their legal team as Lead Immigration Lawyer, based in our London office. This is an exciting role, and will suit someone who enjoys using the law creatively and working collaboratively. The role offers significant opportunities for growth and development, to increase your immigration/public law experience and knowledge through working on emerging issues affecting survivors of trafficking. This role will be key to developing ATLEU’s extensive network of partnerships, including frontline organisations working with survivors, and developing training and resources which respond to survivors’ emerging needs in the context of the new immigration and trafficking law and policy. The role also brings enormous potential for developing systemic challenges and effecting positive change for this hugely vulnerable group.

To learn more and apply please click here.

19th December 2023

ATLEU is recruiting a Lead Immigration Lawyer

Closing date: Monday, 12th February

Anti Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit are recruiting a dynamic and committed individual to join their legal team as Lead Immigration Lawyer, based in our London office. This is an exciting role, and will suit someone who enjoys using the law creatively and working collaboratively. The role offers significant opportunities for growth and development, to increase your immigration/public law experience and knowledge through working on emerging issues affecting survivors of trafficking. This role will be key to developing ATLEU’s extensive network of partnerships, including frontline organisations working with survivors, and developing training and resources which respond to survivors’ emerging needs in the context of the new immigration and trafficking law and policy. The role also brings enormous potential for developing systemic challenges and effecting positive change for this hugely vulnerable group.

To learn more and apply please click here.

18th December 2023

North Yorkshire Citizens Advice & Law Centre is recruiting a Senior Housing Solicitor / Supervising Caseworker

Closing date: Tuesday, 9th January

North Yorkshire Citizens Advice & Law Centre are recruiting a fully qualified Senior Housing Solicitor or Supervising Caseworker. The ideal candidate will be someone who can take a lead role in improving access to justice. You will join a team already containing a Senior Solicitor, a Trainee Solicitor and several Caseworkers.You will have at least 3 years experience of practising in housing, particularly for people on low incomes, and ideally some experience of legal aid. Being organised will be key for this role and you must have excellent communication and administration skills as well as IT skills, including the ability to use bespoke case recording systems. This role can be based in any of their offices in North Yorkshire (Northallerton, Richmond, Malton, Scarborough, Selby, Harrogate, Whitby and Skipton) with occasional home working. You must be able to attend one or more of our duty courts in York, Scarborough or Harrogate when necessary.

North Yorkshire Citizens Advice & Law Centre is an independent charity and part of the Citizens Advice and Law Centre networks across England and Wales. Their main offices are located in the heart of their communities in Harrogate, Malton, Northallerton, Richmond, Scarborough, Selby, Skipton and Whitby. They also have a number of outreach locations that they deliver advice from across North Yorkshire and #WeComeToYou in their Advice Bus and Advice Van.

To learn more and apply please click here.

18th December 2023

Miles & Partners is recruiting a Legal Assistant

Closing date: Tuesday, 2nd January

Miles & Partners are recruiting bright law graduates with a professional outlook to join their team as Legal Assistants providing paralegal support to their busy specialist award winning lawyers in our Court of Protection and Family Teams. The roles begin in January and February 2024 and will suit BPTC/ LPC graduates or similar looking for good quality professional experience while preparing to apply for Training Contracts or Pupillages or considering the SQE pathway.

Miles and Partners is a niche firm of specialist solicitors located in London E1, close to Liverpool Street Station and the City. Founded in 1996 by 5 young lawyers who shared a vision of providing the highest level of professional service to the local community. Over the years, that vision has grown and we have developed an outstanding reputation for being approachable, accessible, and achieving the best possible results for our all of our clients, locally, regionally and internationally.

To learn more and apply please click here.

18th December 2023

Citizens Advice Southwark is recruiting a Housing Solicitor / Supervisor

Closing date: Monday, 15th January

Citizens Advice Southwark are recruiting a Solicitor (or Barrister) able to supervise a Legal Aid Agency contract and undertake certificated work. You would deliver the service from both their Peckham and Walworth offices and be an expert resource for other casework supervisors across the organisation. The successful applicant will assist clients with eligible housing cases.

Citizens Advice Southwark has a track record of delivering high-quality services from its offices in Peckham and Walworth and outreach locations across Southwark and South East London. They sort out problems together, for good, by providing free, independent, confidential and impartial advice across all areas of social welfare law, and through using the experience of their clients to bring about positive change through research and campaigns.

To learn more and apply please click here.

15th December 2023

Deighton Pierce Glynn is recruiting a Civil Actions Solicitor

Closing date: Friday, 5th January

Deighton Pierce Glynn are recruiting a civil actions solicitor to wok on and develop an interesting caseload of private and public law claims in a range of areas: migrant support; unlawful detention claims; civil claims against state authorities; and inquests.

DPG is one of the best Civil Liberties / Administrative Law / Human Rights firms in the UK and top rated in Chambers and Legal 500 directories. Central to their values at DPG, is the commitment to creating a great place to work and our aim is to retain and develop their staff.

To learn more and apply please click here.

15th December 2023

Deighton Pierce Glynn is recruiting an Actions Against the Police Solicitor

Closing date: Friday, 5th January

Deighton Pierce Glynn are recruiting a qualified senior solicitor with at least 4 years PQE to join their actions against the police team in Bristol. This is a full time role, but they operate a flexible working policy and part-time applications will be considered.

DPG is one of the best Civil Liberties / Administrative Law / Human Rights firms in the UK and top rated in Chambers and Legal 500 directories. Central to their values at DPG, is the commitment to creating a great place to work and our aim is to retain and develop their staff.

To learn more and apply please click here.

11th December 2023

South West London Law Centres are recruiting an Immigration Solicitor/Caseworker

Closing date: Monday, 8th January

South West London Law Centres are recruiting an experienced Level 2 IAAS accredited Asylum/Immigration Solicitors or Caseworkers to join their team and to provide casework supporting clients.

South West London Law Centres help people on low incomes across south-west London to understand and defend their rights.

To learn more and apply please click here.

8th December 2023

Hopkin Murray Beskine is recruiting a Paralegal (Islington)

Closing date: Tuesday, 2nd January

Hupkin Murray Beskine is recruiting a Paralegal to support their busy housing and public law team.

Hopkin Murray Beskine are a long established North London firm recommended by the Chambers UK Guide and Legal 500 and known for their expertise in family, housing and public law.

To learn more and apply please click here.

8th December 2023

Centre for Women’s Justice is recruiting a Paralegal (women-only*)

Closing date: Monday, 15th January

Centre for Women’s Justice (CWJ) is recruiting a Paralegal to support the litigation team with their casework to ensure cases are well managed with excellent levels of client care. Additionally, to provide support to the enquiries team by giving signposting advice to first tier (members of the public) enquirers.



CWJ is a thriving and rapidly expanding legal charity which undertakes a wide range of highly publicised strategic legal challenges and conducts collaborative projects through partnerships with women’s sector organisations.

*Centre for Women’s Justice deals directly with victims of sexual violence, therefore it is a genuine requirement that this is role is carried out by women only – Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR), Schedule 9 (Work; Exceptions), Part 1 (Occupational Requirements), of the Equality Act (2010) applies

To learn more and apply please click here.

8th December 2023

Youth Legal is recruiting a Community Care solicitor/Caseworker

Closing date: Monday, 18th December

Youth Legal is looking for a community care solicitor and caseworker. The successful candidate will undertake casework in relation to young people’s community care issues, demonstrate a commitment to working with young people, ensure the quality of legal advice is of a high standard, manage their casework efficiently and effectively, provide supervision or qualify as a supervisor in 6-8 months, have experience in legal aid work and billing legal aid, to demonstrate commitment to legal aid work and social welfare law and have good knowledge of civil litigation procedure.

Youth Legal is a charity based in Wandsworth, assisting marginalised and vulnerable young people across the London area. They facilitate young people’s access to justice through high quality young person-focussed specialist legal advice, support and education.

To learn more and apply please click here.

23rd November 2023

Citizens Advice Southwark is recruiting a Housing Solicitor / Supervisor

Closing date: Wednesday, 13th December

Citizens Advice Southwark is looking for a Housing Solicitor (or Barrister) able to supervise a Legal Aid Agency contract and undertake certificated work. You would deliver the service from both their Peckham and Walworth offices and be an expert resource for other casework supervisors across the organisation. The successful applicant will assist clients with eligible housing cases.

Citizens Advice Southwark has a track record of delivering high-quality services from its offices in Peckham and Walworth and outreach locations across Southwark and South East London. They sort out problems together, for good, by providing free, independent, confidential and impartial advice across all areas of social welfare law, and through using the experience of their clients to bring about positive change through research and campaigns.

To learn more and apply please click here.

23rd November 2023

Kirklees Citizens Advice and Law Centre is recruiting an Asylum and Immigration Paralegal

Closing date: Monday, 18th December

Kirklees Citizens Advice and Law Centre is looking for an Asylum and Immigration Paralegal. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing advice and support to clients, including preparing and submitting applications to the Home Office on their behalf. The successful candidate will be supported to obtain accreditation under the Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme.

Kirklees Citizens Advice and Law Centre offers assistance to members of the public via their telephone adviceline, their web enquiry form and through their contact centres in Dewsbury and Huddersfield.

To learn more and apply please click here.

21st November 2023

Coram Children’s Legal Centre is recruiting a Finance and Billing Assistant

Closing date: Monday, 27th November

CCLC is looking for a motivated, enthusiastic, multi-skilled Finance and Billing Assistant to support their busy practice based in Colchester. The primary purpose of the role is to provide financial and administrative assistance to the Finance and Operations team, particularly focused on increasing their Legal Aid billing capacity.This may involve assistance with broader financial and administrative tasks in order to release the overall capacity of the whole Finance Team to increase efficiency and maximise Legal Aid billing. From time to time, the role may also be required to provide general administrative and reception assistance to the Legal Practice Unit and Migrant Children’s Project, particularly for annual leave cover.

Coram is the UK’s oldest children’s charity founded by Thomas Coram in London helping vulnerable children and young people since 1739. Today, the Coram group helps more than one million children, young people, families and professionals every year by providing access to the skills and opportunities they need to thrive. One of the nine members of the Coram group, Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC) is the UK’s specialist centre for children’s rights in education, immigration, community care and family law, and provides significant international legal systems consultancy.The centre is located on the Coram Campus in central London with bases in Colchester and Leeds.

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21st November 2023

Public Interest Law Centre is recruiting a Legal Assistant

Closing date: Friday, 8th December

Public Interest Law Centre is looking for a Legal Assistant to provide administrative and legal support to PILC’s Gypsy and Traveller Legal Advice project which aims to defend and promote the rights of Gypsies and Travellers to pursue a nomadic way of life. You will assist their Supervising Solicitor, an expert in Gypsy and Traveller Law, who has represented this underprivileged community over the last 15 years.

PILC exists to challenge systemic injustice through legal representation, strategic litigation, research and legal education. They specialise in public law, actions against public authorities and public inquiries, bringing cases to court for individuals and grassroots groups who have been treated unfairly. They hold government and public bodies to account, challenging unlawful policies and practices.

To learn more and apply please click here.

16th November 2023

Kirklees Citizens Advice and Law Centre is recruiting an Asylum and Immigration Solicitor/Caseworker

Closing date: Monday, 15th January

Kirklees Citizens Advice and Law Centre is looking for an Asylum and Immigration Solicitor/Caseworker to join their Immigration and Asylum legal team and provide advice and representation under their Legal Aid contract.

Kirklees Citizens Advice and Law Centre ioffers assistance to members of the public via their telephone adviceline, their web enquiry form and through their contact centres in Dewsbury and Huddersfield.

To learn more and apply please click here.

16th November 2023

Watkins Solicitors is recruiting a Head of Public Law Department (Judicial Review)

Watkins Solicitors are looking to recruit an experienced solicitor to join their Public Law department on a full- time or part- time basis. The Department is currently headed by Keith Lomax who has over 30 years’ experience in public law acting for claimants. Keith will be retiring shortly and is looking for a successor to carry on his interesting and worthwhile work. The ideal candidate will have experience dealing with Judicial Review. Experience in dealing with Community Care is an advantage, with opportunities to develop this area of work. They will be value-driven, dynamic and passionate about their role and looking for a long-term placement in which they can grow the department.

Watkins Solicitors is an award winning and busy solicitors firm specialising in Family Law, Education Law, Wills and Probate Law, Conveyancing, and Judicial Review. Currently they have three offices with one in North Bristol, one in South Bristol and one in Bath and they also see clients by appointment in Hereford and Evesham. The firm has a Legal Aid franchise and carries out work under Legal Aid contracts for family law and Public Law (including judicial review). The firm also acts for clients on a privately paying basis.

To learn more and apply please visit here.

14th November 2023

Wilson Solicitors LLP is recruiting a Trainee Solicitor (Justice First Fellowship)

Closing date: Friday, 8th December

Wilson Solicitors are looking to recruit a Trainee Solicitor (funded by the Justice First Fellowship) to commence in April 2024. The areas of law covered will include, immigration, public, and human rights law. The position will also include some time spent with the LGBTQ charity Rainbow Migration.

Wilson Solicitors are delighted to have been chosen as a host for a trainee solicitor position under the 2023 Justice First Fellowship programme. They are one of the UK’s leading legal aid providers ranked in Chambers and the Legal 500. They believe in justice for all and in 2021 they won the Excellence in Access to Justice Award from the Law Society. They are partnering with Rainbow Migration, one of the leading charities for LGBTQ asylum seekers and migrants, and the successful applicant will spend a part of their training contract working with them.

To learn more and apply please visit here.

13th November 2023

Suffolk Law Centre is recruiting an Admin Assistant

Closing date: Monday, 11th December

Suffolk Law Centre are looking to recruit an admin assistant to work at their office to provide an efficient reception service and be the first point of contact for new enquiries, as well as administrative support for their finance systems. Ideally, they are looking for someone with good administrative experience and excellent organisational and communication skills. Training in their systems and procedures will be provided.

Suffolk Law Centre provides specialist, social welfare legal advice, casework and representation to people otherwise unable to afford or access it who live in Suffolk. Their office is in a busy part of central Ipswich. They work closely with other charities and voluntary sector partners.

To learn more and apply please visit here.

6th November 2023

North Kensington Law Centre is recruiting a Homelessness Immigration Project Link Caseworker

Closing date: Rolling

North Kensington Law Centres are looking to recruit a Homelessness Immigration Project Link Caseworker to provide immigration advice and representation to non-UK people who are sleeping rough or are destitute in North West London.

To learn more and apply please visit here.

6th November 2023

South West London Law Centres are recruiting Trustees

Closing date: Monday, 4th December

South West London Law Centres are looking to recruit dependable trustees who believe in what they do and are prepared to help oversee the charitable trust so that they can continue to do it.

Ideally the person should live, work or study in one of the six boroughs we serve, although this is not an absolute requirement. At the moment some skills and experience in the following areas would help to complement those already present on their Board:

  • Finance: particularly charity accounting, Legal Aid accounting or both
  • Fundraising
  • Human Resources including promoting diversity and inclusion
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Community activism and campaigning
  • Experience of using community advice services

To learn more and apply please visit here.

6th November 2023

South West London Law Centres are recruiting an Immigration Solicitor/Caseworker – IAAS Level 2

Closing date: Monday, 27th November

South West London Law Centres are looking to recruit an experienced Level 2 IAAS accredited Asylum/Immigration Solicitors or Caseworkers to join their team and to provide casework supporting clients.

To learn more and apply please visit here.

6th November 2023

South West London Law Centres are recruiting a Head of Housing

Closing date: Monday, 27th November

South West London Law Centres are looking to recruit an energetic lawyer to help them expand their work and develop their committed and passionate housing team consisting of 5 solicitors, 2 trainees and 3 paralegals across their 3 branch offices.

To learn more and apply please visit here.

6th November 2023

South West London Law Centres are recruiting a Head of Employment and Discrimination

Closing date: Monday, 27th November

South West London Law Centres are looking to recruit a highly motivated and experienced employment and discrimination solicitor/caseworker to make full use of their discrimination legal aid contract and to develop their employment team so that they can support more community members with legal advice in relation to their employment issues.

To learn more and apply please visit here.

6th November 2023

South West London Law Centres are recruiting a Pro Bono Supervisor (Housing)

Closing date: Monday, 27th November

South West London Law Centres are looking to recruit an experienced housing lawyer to train, supervise and develop their housing pro bono clinics, staffed by volunteers from city firms.

To learn more and apply please visit here.

3rd November 2023

Mary Ward Legal Centre is recruiting two housing solicitors

Closing date: Rolling

Mary Ward Legal Centre are looking to recruit two full-time Housing solicitors to undertake a wide range of casework including defending possession proceedings, counterclaims, homelessness appeals in their new office in Stratford. You will be a qualified solicitor and have a minimum of two years’ experience of casework and representation in housing law. You will have experience of working under a Legal Aid Contract. You must have an ability to manage your caseload and achieve billing targets.

They offer excellent terms and conditions, flexible working and 35 days annual leave. Applicants who want to work part-time would be considered.

To learn more and apply please visit here.

3rd November 2023

Mary Ward Legal Centre is recruiting an Access to Legal Services Adviser

Closing date: Wednesday, 22nd November

Mary Ward Legal Centre are looking to recruit an Access to Legal Services Adviser to provide a specialist telephone and face-to-face triage service to Legal Centre clients and other administrative support. Good communication, organisational and team working skills essential. The post is 35 hours per week.

You will be joining the Access to Legal Services Team, who play a crucial role within the Legal Centre, handling all initial enquiries and co-ordinating their pro bono service. You will learn, or expand your existing knowledge of, several areas of social welfare law, including housing, debt and welfare benefits. You will be trained and supported to help run their busy pro bono service. The Legal Centre is a very friendly and supportive workplace. You will be joining the Centre at an exciting time of growth as they have just expanded their location and now have a lovely new office in Newham in addition to their office in Holborn, Camden.

To learn more and apply please visit here.

26th October 2023

North Yorkshire Citizens Advice & Law Centre is recruiting an Employment Caseworker

Closing date: Monday, 13th November

North Yorkshire Citizens Advice & Law Centre are looking to recruit an Employment Caseworker to work within their Law Centre team. This role involves providing a full range of advice and casework on issues such as unfair dismissal, discrimination at work, redundancy and also helps to ensure that clients are aware of their rights at work.The successful candidate will have strong communication skills and the ability to research, analyse and interpret complex information whilst managing a varied workload and meeting deadlines.

North Yorkshire Citizens Advice & Law Centre is an independent charity and part of the Citizens Advice and Law Centre networks across England and Wales. Their main offices are located in the heart of their communities in Harrogate, Malton, Northallerton, Richmond, Scarborough, Selby, Skipton and Whitby. They also have a number of outreach locations that they deliver advice from across North Yorkshire and #WeComeToYou in their Advice Bus and Advice Van.

To learn more and apply please visit here.

26th October 2023

North Yorkshire Citizens Advice & Law Centre is recruiting a Housing Caseworker

Closing date: Monday, 13th November

North Yorkshire Citizens Advice & Law Centre are looking to recruit a Housing Caseworker to work within their Law Centre team. They are looking for someone with recent and demonstrable experience of providing advice in one or more areas of social welfare law. If you have a keen interest in housing law or you are looking to develop your knowledge in this area, then this could be the opportunity for you. The successful candidate will provide high quality advice and casework on a number of issues including eviction, homelessness and housing disrepair. You will need excellent communication and negotiation skills as well as the ability to use sensitive listening and questioning skills to get to the root of issues and empower clients.

North Yorkshire Citizens Advice & Law Centre is an independent charity and part of the Citizens Advice and Law Centre networks across England and Wales. Their main offices are located in the heart of their communities in Harrogate, Malton, Northallerton, Richmond, Scarborough, Selby, Skipton and Whitby. They also have a number of outreach locations that they deliver advice from across North Yorkshire and #WeComeToYou in their Advice Bus and Advice Van.

To learn more and apply please visit here.

26th October 2023

Shelter is recruiting a Trainee Solicitor (Blackburn)

Closing date: Friday, 8th December

Shelter are looking to recruit a high calibre adaptable Trainee Solicitor to join the team. You will have completed your LPC or completed your SQE1 and will work under the housing and public law legal aid contracts as well as having the opportunity to support Shelter’s test cases and interventions. The Trainee Solicitor role will support the solicitors within their hub to play a key role in tackling housing injustice and unfair housing practices by using the law to assist people in their communities with housing need. You’ll develop the skills through a mixture of completing work and tasks by yourself, assisting others and observing experienced practitioners.

Shelter exists to defend the right to a safe home. Each year through their expert advice and support services, they help millions of people struggling with bad housing or homelessness – and they campaign to prevent it in the first place.

To learn more and apply please visit here.

26th October 2023

Just for Kids Law is recruiting a Community Care Supervising Solicitor

Closing date: Monday, 13th November

Just for Kids Law are looking to recruit a Community Care Supervising Solicitor to lead their Community Care Legal Aid contract and join their busy and dynamic Legal Team, which comprises award-winning solicitors, paralegals and trainee solicitors working in the field of Youth Justice, Crime and Public Law. The successful candidate will provide trauma informed and strengths-based advice and representation to young people in contact with the criminal justice system requiring Community Care advice and assistance. This will include supervising the Community Care Legal Aid Contract and running your own case load providing advice and advocacy, providing training to grassroots organisations, and working with other organisations in the sector where necessary. The postholder will need to have the requisite experience in Community Care Law to satisfy the legal aid agency criteria for community care supervisor. You will need to be sufficiently experienced and confident to manage a number of high-profile cases.

To learn more and apply please visit here.

26th October 2023

Citizens Advice Southwark is recruiting a Housing Solicitor / Supervisor

Closing date: Monday, 13th November

Citizens Advice Southwark are looking to recruit a Housing Solicitor (or Barrister) able to supervise a Legal Aid Agency contract and undertake certificated work. You would deliver the service from both their Peckham and Walworth offices and be an expert resource for other casework supervisors across the organisation. The successful applicant will assist clients with eligible housing cases.

Citizens Advice Southwark has a track record of delivering high-quality services from its offices in Peckham and Walworth and outreach locations across Southwark and South East London. They sort out problems together, for good, by providing free, independent, confidential and impartial advice across