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Current and Recent Vacancies:

Bristol Law Centre is recruiting a Welfare Benefits Casework Support Officer

Closing date: Tuesday, 15th February

Bristol Law Centre is seeking to recruit a Legal Advocacy Support Project (LASP) Casework Support OfficerThe postholder will be closely involved in the operation of LASP, providing casework support to the LASP Co-ordinator and assisting with volunteer recruitment, training and supervision.

LASP is a model for enhancing social welfare law services by recruiting and training law students to undertake selected advice and advocacy casework. The LASP model has had considerable success within welfare benefits appeals casework in Bristol and three other UK cities. 

Bristol Law Centre is a charity providing free legal advice in specialist areas of social welfare law, and also represents clients in court. They help over 1,500 people a year access the justice system thanks to their funders, sponsors and committed staff and volunteers.

They also help more than 5,000 enquirers, offer legal education and training, and work on their own and with partners to push for changes to public policy that promote equality and justice.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Wilsons is recruiting Community Care, Public Law and CAPA solicitors

Closing date: Monday, 7th February

Wilsons is seeking to recruit 0PQE plus solicitors who meet or who are committed to meeting the Legal Aid Agency supervisor qualification in one of the Community Care, Public Law or Claims against Public Authorities categories. In addition, the successful candidate will have a demonstrable commitment to representing migrants and refugees.

They are recruiting talented solicitors to join their highly regarded Public Law department. They are looking for individuals committed to working for their clients in their legal proceedings against central and local government. In return, they offer a home within a community of dedicated professionals and a supportive environment in which to thrive in one’s career.

Wilsons is actively committed to increasing the diversity of their department and to breaking down the barriers that prevent many from entering the legal profession. They recognise the significant benefits of a diverse and meaningfully inclusive team for the continued success of their department and for the clients that they represent.

Find more information about the role and how to apply here.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting a Shelter Cymru Trainer

Closing date: Sunday, 9th February

Shelter Cymru is seeking to recruit a Shelter Cymru Trainer. Working as part of the wider team, the successful candidate will deliver high-quality courses within their in-house and public training programmes, which will be mainly focused around the changes being brought about by the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016.

Shelter Cymru exists to defend the right to a safe home in Wales and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people. They help thousands of people each year by offering free, confidential and independent advice and campaigning to overcome the root causes of the housing emergency.

For more information about the role and how to apply, see here.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting a Homelessness Prevention Adviser

Closing date: Wednesday, 16th February

Shelter Cymru is seeking to recruit a Homelessness Prevention Adviser. Working in partnership with the Bridgend Housing Solutions team, the successful candidate will provide independent housing advice to prevent homelessness, under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014.

Shelter Cymru exists to defend the right to a safe home in Wales and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people. They help thousands of people each year by offering free, confidential and independent advice and campaigning to overcome the root causes of the housing emergency.

For more information about the role and how to apply, see here.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting an Administrative Assistant (Swansea)

Closing date: Sunday, 9th February

Shelter Cymru is seeking to recruit a full-time Administrative Assistant. Working as part of a small team, the successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of all administrative systems, ensuring that all services are provided professionally and efficiently to help their clients.

Shelter Cymru exists to defend the right to a safe home in Wales and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people. They help thousands of people each year by offering free, confidential and independent advice and campaigning to overcome the root causes of the housing emergency.

For more information about the role and how to apply, see here.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting an Administrative Assistant (Cardiff)

Closing date: Wednesday, 16th February

Shelter Cymru is seeking to recruit a full-time Administrative Assistant. Working as part of a small team, the successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of all administrative systems, ensuring that all services are provided professionally and efficiently to help their clients.

Shelter Cymru exists to defend the right to a safe home in Wales and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people. They help thousands of people each year by offering free, confidential and independent advice and campaigning to overcome the root causes of the housing emergency.

For more information about the role and how to apply, see here.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting a Prison Link Cymru Worker

Closing date: Wednesday, 16th February

Shelter Cymru is seeking to recruit a Prison Link Cymru Worker who will be responsible for delivering a service to Welsh clients in custody who have housing problems, and also to those who will be homeless upon release.

Shelter Cymru exists to defend the right to a safe home in Wales and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people. They help thousands of people each year by offering free, confidential and independent advice and campaigning to overcome the root causes of the housing emergency.

For more information about the role and how to apply, see here.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting a Senior Prison Link Cymru Worker

Closing date: Wednesday, 16th February

Shelter Cymru is seeking to recruit a Senior Prison Link Cymru Worker, who will be responsible for the direct supervision of two Prison Link Cymru Workers, providing day-to-day guidance and support.

Shelter Cymru exists to defend the right to a safe home in Wales and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people. They help thousands of people each year by offering free, confidential and independent advice and campaigning to overcome the root causes of the housing emergency.

For more information about the role and how to apply, see here.

Lawstop is recruiting a Legal Aid Administrator

Closing date: Monday, 28th February

Lawstop is seeking an individual to assist with their legal aid costing process. The successful candidate will deal with many aspects of legal aid administration, including preparing legal helps for closure, uploading documents to CCMS and our case management system, contacting fee earners for information, and liaising with chambers, experts, other professionals for updates on matters. The successful candidate will also undertake other administrative duties to support the firm. 

Knowledge of legal aid and CCMS is very desirable; however, training will be given. The role is full-time and based in Brighton, but consideration will be given to remote working if candidate is experienced. 

For more information about the role and how to apply, see here.

Howells Solicitors is recruiting a Trainee Solicitor (Family Department)

Closing date: Friday, 28th January

Howells Solicitors is seeking to recruit trainee solicitors and are currently accepting applications for candidates to undertake a period of recognised training. They are particularly interested in applicants with an interest in or experience of working in a family department.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a well-established law firm known regionally for its expert advice, talented individuals and for our teamwork and community engagement.

Applicants will be shortlisted in consideration of the following factors:

Academic record

  • Qualifying degree and grade

  • Any other relevant qualifications e.g. a masters/diploma/doctorate not necessarily in law but a subject relating to the areas of work we specialise in Completion of LPC.

Knowledge and understanding of the Firm

  • Knowledge and understanding of the firms ethos and values

  • Knowledge and understanding of the areas of law in which we specialise

  • An active interest in areas of law in which we specialise

  • Commercial awareness in the administration of caseloads

Work experience

  • Legal experience e.g. legal secretarial or paralegal work

  • Other non-legal experience which is relevant to the area of law in which we specialise.

  • Work placements

Further information can be found in the attached job description and person specification below.

Howells offers a variety of staff benefits including:

    • Generous holiday entitlement

    • 3 discretionary days Christmas to New Year

    • 8 bank holidays

    • Flexi time scheme, with the ability to take up to 4 flex days each year

    • Contributory pension scheme

    • Group Life Assurance (death in service) – after 2 years

    • STAR (Special Thanks and Recognition) award

    • Training and development opportunities

    • Social fund

    • Contractual Sick Pay Entitlement

    • Contractual Maternity Pay Entitlement

    • Recruitment Bonus Payments

    • Voluntary benefits e.g. Westfield Health scheme, cycle to work scheme, staff savings scheme

Should you require further information please contact Claire Bond, HR Officer on (0114) 2496763 or email hr@howellsllp.com

If you wish to apply, please fill out the online application form. Find the job description here and person specification here.

Howells LLP is recruiting a Paralegal/Solicitor NQ – 3 years PQE

Closing date: Friday, 28th January

Howells Solicitors is seeking to recruit a Paralegal/Solicitor NQ – 3 years PQE to join their family team based in Barnsley.

Ideally, applicants will have a good knowledge of matrimonial law, family court rules and procedures plus experience of  financial remedy work. Experience of conducting their own caseload and dealing with own advocacy is essential.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a busy and hard-working team, with a commitment to client care.

Howells offer a wide range of benefits including:

  • Generous holiday entitlement (30 days fee earners/managers and 23 days increasing by 1 day each year up to 28 days support staff)

  • 3 discretionary days Christmas to New Year

  • 8 bank holidays

  • Flexi time scheme, with the ability to take up to 4 flex days each year

  • Contributory pension scheme

  • Group Life Assurance (death in service) – after 2 years

  • STAR (Special Thanks and Recognition) award

  • Training and development opportunities

  • Social fund

  • Contractual Sick Pay Entitlement

  • Contractual Maternity Pay Entitlement

  • Recruitment Bonus Payments

  • Voluntary benefits e.g. Westfield Health scheme, cycle to work scheme, staff savings scheme

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy please contact Claire Bond, HR Officer on (0114) 2496763 or email hr@howellsllp.com

Find here the person specification and the job profile.

Bristol Law Centre is recruiting an Immigration Caseworker/Solicitor

Closing date: Monday, 31st January

Bristol Law Centre is seeking to expand its Immigration & Asylum team and is looking for an energetic senior caseworker or solicitor to work both on grant funded projects and work taken on under their legal aid contract.

The caseload would be a varied mix of asylum and protection cases, family and private life work, EUSS, nationality and citizenship and work for survivors of domestic violence and trafficking. The successful candidate will be representing longer-term residents, new arrivals to Bristol, including those under resettlement projects and particularly, children and young people as they navigate the asylum and immigration system.

The successful candidate will be part of a growing team seeking to continue to meet demand and serve their clients in Bristol and neighbouring areas, as well as working on developing projects to expand access to immigration advice throughout the South-West region.

If you would like an informal chat about this role please contact Mike Booker on 0117 916 7705 or mikeb@bristollawcente.org.uk

For more information and to apply, click here.

Coram Children’s Legal Centre is recruiting a Supervising Solicitor (Immigration and Asylum Law)

Closing date: Monday, 10th January

One of the nine members of the Coram group, Coram Children’s Legal Centre is the UK’s specialist centre for children’s rights and provides significant international legal systems consultancy.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Coram Children’s Legal Centre is looking to expand their immigration casework capacity. The purpose of this role is to help CCLC develop its capacity to meet the high demand for immigration casework and representation including through the line management, supervision and development of caseworkers and paralegals. The role will also have conduct of and be responsible for a caseload of immigration, asylum and associated human rights law matters concerning young people, children and their carers. It will provide high quality legal advice, assistance and representation to clients through casework particularly focussed on complex cases, appeals and judicial reviews. The post holder will prioritise casework referrals received through Coram Children’s Legal Centre’s other teams and services including our grant-funded immigration legal advice outreach work and focus on areas of high, unmet and emerging demand for representation, such as families on the 10 year route to settlement, family reunion and further representations for care leavers.

For more information and to apply, visit CCLC’s website here.

Coram Children’s Legal Centre is recruiting a Solicitor / Senior Caseworker

Closing date: Monday, 17th January

One of the nine members of the Coram group, Coram Children’s Legal Centre is the UK’s specialist centre for children’s rights and provides significant international legal systems consultancy.

This role will be part of the Family Reunion from Europe Project (“FRFE”). The FRFE is a project that started in the wake of Brexit aiming to provide legal support to separated families and help them navigate the UK immigration rules after the loss of the Dublin Regulations. The project was launched by Refugee Legal Support (“RLS”) in partnership with their commercial law firm partners in February 2021 and has now been extended further due to increasing need. RLS provides full training and supervision to volunteer lawyers at partner firms who provide their time on a pro bono basis to apply for Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) from the Legal Aid Agency for clients. CCLC is now a partner to the FRFE project.

For more information and to apply, visit CCLC’s website here.

Luton Law Centre is recruiting a Senior Solicitor

Closing date: Tuesday, 11th January

Luton Law Centre is seeking a Senior Solicitor to provide overall direction to and supervision of their legal work and to conduct casework in either housing, community care or immigration law. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic solicitor to join the Law Centre team. They are looking for an individual who is fired by their ambition to assist people in need, and who shares their values. The successful applicant must be willing to work hard, be imaginative, flexible, willing to extend their current skill set and, above all, want to make a difference.

They are seeking candidates who can offer 25 to 35 work hours per week. Applicants will have a minimum of three years’ experience as a practising solicitor and, preferably at least 2 years’ experience as an LAA Contract Category Supervisor.

The salary offered for this post is £36,000 to £39,000 p.a. depending on experience. 

For an informal chat about the role, please email Pauline Gilson to arrange a time.

To apply, please download the application pack here or request it by email to pgilson@lutonlawcentre.org.uk or by telephone to 07702 884562.

ASAP is recruiting a Solicitor

Closing date: Sunday, 16th January

ASAP is looking for a solicitor to lead well-respected legal work defending and promoting the rights of asylum-seekers to access food and shelter (asylum support) in the UK, in a varied and rewarding role.

The successful candidate will be part of a committed team of staff and volunteer legal advisors, solicitors and barristers who provide free legal representation for asylum seekers at the First-tier Tribunal (Asylum Support) through their award-winning duty scheme, making a daily tangible difference to the lives of people seeking asylum in the UK. The successful candidate will be at the forefront of analysing and reacting to emerging asylum support issues affecting destitute asylum-seekers; with the potential for generating significant positive change for this group through contributing to ASAP’s policy work and leading on strategic litigation. They will develop and share ASAP’s unrivalled expertise in this area by contributing to and overseeing the quality of their legal information and training for their volunteers, staff and front-line advisors around the UK.

The Asylum Support Appeals Project (ASAP) is a small national charity which was set up in 2003 to reduce the destitution of asylum-seekers by protecting their legal rights to food and shelter. They have a team of 11 permanent staff members and around 45 volunteer solicitors and barristers. They are based in East London. 

If you would like an informal discussion about the role with ASAP’s current solicitor, please contact: deborah@asaproject.org.uk

Learn more about the job and how to apply here.

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We are seeking two Service Co-ordinators to manage our training and support services. While the two posts will work closely together, one will co-ordinate our existing programme with a focus on private practice legal aid practitioners, and the other will help to develop our new Management & Leadership Hub for specialists in the NfP advice sector.

As the only membership organisation that supports all those involved in the delivery of the legal aid scheme, we have a strong track-record of providing direct support to members and tailored training courses for legal aid professionals. These two new posts will enhance and expand that offering by supporting the Senior Management Team and Hub Director with the development, delivery and review of programmes to enhance the skills of individual practitioners and the sustainability of organisations delivering legal advice.

Find below for more information about the two roles:

Service Co-ordinator – Learning & Development

Service Co-ordinator – Management & Leadership Hub

Applicants are encouraged to apply for both or either of the roles if they feel they have the skills and experience to successfully deliver. More information can be found by downloading the role and person specification(s) above.

Interviews will be done remotely and they will likely be on the 15th and 16th December 2021.

Lawstop is recruiting a Housing Paralegal (Legal Aid)

Recruitment as soon as possible

LawStop is seeking a top calibre paralegal/caseworker to work full-time, starting as soon as possible after interview. Previous experience working in a legal environment and knowledge of legal aid is very desirable.

The position will involve conducting initial client interviews and recording their instructions, advising clients, communicating with external bodies, time recording, and general administrative duties.

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. The successful candidate will have very good organisational and time management skills and be able to produce documents to tight deadlines. Patience and tact are necessary as they will be assisting vulnerable people.

This long-term position would be ideal for a person seeking experience in housing law and who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.

Lawstop’s London office is based in Hammersmith.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: £22,000.00 per year

Please provide CV and covering letter to Mary Bennett at maryb@lawstop.co.uk

Henry Hyams is recruiting a Housing Solicitor/Legal Executive (Full time or Part Time)

Closing Date: Wednesday, 22 December

Henry Hyams is seeking a Housing lawyer (solicitor or legal executive) with at least three years relevant experience and able to meet the LAA supervisor standard to work on predominantly publicly funded cases with an emphasis on possession, anti-social behaviour, disrepair and homelessness.

Henry Hyams is a multi-disciplinary legal practice located in new open plan premises opposite to the Leeds Combined Centre. They have an enviable reputation for providing strong representation and advocacy in a variety of areas including criminal defence, family, housing, mental health and actions against the public authorities.

They are joint contract holders of the Leeds Housing Possession Duty Solicitor Scheme which generates a lot of work and court experience.

If you are a confident advocate with an interest in a varied and busy housing caseload with experience of both private and public law remedies this is the role for you. Their modern office, team ethos and excellent IT systems provide support and assurance for our hard working lawyers.

In return they offer a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience, together with an opportunity for flexible working and a caring and compassionate ethos in which to work.

Please apply with your CV and covering letter to Caroline Clarke c.clarke@henryhyams.com stating your salary expectations.

Lawstop is recruiting a Trainee Solicitor (London or Brighton)

Closing date: Monday, 31st January

LawStop is seeking a trainee solicitor to join their training programme to commence in January 2022. As a firm, Lawstop is dedicated to providing their trainee solicitors with high quality training across a range of areas whilst developing skills both personally and professionally.

As a trainee solicitor, the successful candidate will spend time in a variety of seats including Housing, Community Care, Public Law and Education. They will work on live cases from the start under supervision.

Potential candidates must be technically competent and academically strong with a minimum of a 2:1 degree. Applicants must have completed the LPC. Patience and tact are necessary as they will be assisting vulnerable people whose welfare is LawStop’s priority.

Their trainees will gain a wide range of experience and develop their knowledge and skills. Once qualified, their solicitors are also encouraged to get involved with all aspects of the practice’s professional and social responsibilities, and to help advertise Lawstop’s commitment to providing access to justice and a high-quality service to all clients.

Please provide covering letter and CV to Mary Bennett at maryb@lawstop.co.uk. 

Lawstop is recruiting a Community Care, Public Law, Education or Housing Solicitor

Closing date: Tuesday, 1st March

LawStop is seeking a Community Care, Public Law, Education or Housing solicitor to join their dynamic legal aid practice. 

They require self-motivated individuals with excellent communication and written skills. The successful candidate will be highly organised, able to manage a varied workload and work well under pressure. Patience and tact are necessary as they will be assisting vulnerable people whose welfare is LawStop’s priority. Sound knowledge of legal aid funding relating to the area of law is required.

As a solicitor joining their friendly and expanding team, they will provide support and on-going training; however, the successful must have enough experience to hit the ground running.

LawStop is a versatile and adaptive practice with a unique approach to the delivery of legal services. They work hard to achieve the best results for their clients.

Lawstop has offices in London and Brighton; however, remote working is available to the successful candidate therefore nationwide interest is welcomed.

Salary is negotiable

Please provide covering letter and CV to Mary Bennett at maryb@lawstop.co.uk

Luton Law Centre is recruiting a Crisis Navigator

Closing date: Tuesday, 4th January

Luton Law Centre is seeking a Crisis Navigator to deliver effective triage of all new incoming enquiries, including taking initial instructions, unravelling client’s issues, arranging appointments with their solicitors and making referrals to partner organisations. The successful candidate will also build new partnerships to expand the reach of their services and to enable the provision of a holistic service.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed adviser to join the Law Centre team. They are looking for an individual who is fired by their ambition to assist people in need and who shares their values. The successful applicant must be willing to work hard, be flexible, willing to extend their current skillset and above all want to make a difference.

Luton Law Centre is seeking candidates who can offer between 15 and 35 hours per week. Applicants will have experience of giving advice and information in a community setting 

For an informal chat about the role, please email pgilson@lutonlawcentre.org.uk to arrange a time.

To apply, please download the application pack from https://www.lutonlawcentre.org.uk/vacancies/ or request it by email to pgilson@lutonlawcentre.org.uk 

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 11 January 2022

Mary Ward Legal Centre is recruiting a Housing Solicitor

Closing date: Monday, 3rd January

Mary Ward Legal Centre is seeking a full-time Housing solicitor to undertake a wide range of casework including defending possession proceedings, counterclaims, homelessness appeals and public law actions

The successful candidate will be a qualified solicitor and have a minimum of two years’ experience of casework and representation in housing law, public law or another area of social welfare law. They will have experience of working under a Legal Aid Contract. They must have an ability to manage a substantial caseload and achieve billing targets.

Mary Ward Legal Centre offers excellent terms and conditions, flexible working and 35 days annual leave. Applicants who want to work part-time would be considered. 

Salary: £31,000 to £37,920 (depending on number of years PQE).

Interviews will take place during the weeks commencing on the 10th and 17th January.

Click here for a job pack visit. 

Howells LLP is recruiting a Matrimonial Solicitor (0-3 years PQE)

Closing date: Friday, 3rd December

Howells LLP is seeking a matrimonial solicitor to join their team based in Sheffield. This is an excellent opportunity to join their well established and successful team.

Applicants will need to have experience of running their own matrimonial caseload to include divorce and financial remedy, TOLATA, private children law and injunctions. The caseload will be mixed private and public funding.

Howells offers a variety of staff benefits including:

  • Generous holiday entitlement (30 days fee earners/managers and 23 days increasing by 1 day each year up to 28 days support staff)

  • 3 discretionary days Christmas to New Year

  • 8 bank holidays

  • Flexi time scheme, with the ability to take up to 4 flex days each year

  • Contributory pension scheme

  • Group Life Assurance (death in service) – after 2 years

  • STAR (Special Thanks and Recognition) award

  • Training and development opportunities

  • Social fund

  • Contractual Sick Pay Entitlement

  • Contractual Maternity Pay Entitlement

  • Recruitment Bonus Payments

  • Voluntary benefits e.g. Westfield Health scheme, cycle to work scheme, staff savings scheme

Learn more about the job here and find the person specification here

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

Closing date: Tuesday, 14th December

Mary Ward Legal Centre is seeking 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. They offer excellent terms and conditions, flexible working and 35 days’ annual leave. 

Salary: £21,295 to £22,733. (depending on experience).

Interviews will take place on the 5th and 10th of January.

Click here for a job pack visit. They do not accept CVs.

Suffolk Law Centre is recruiting an Admin Officer

Closing date: Saturday, 4th December

Suffolk Law Centre is seeking an Administrative to support their Practice Manager with a variation of HR, IT, Legal Aid Contract administration and billing. The role would suit an individual with experience in working or volunteering at a charity or legal office and/or an aspiring Practice or Office Manager.

As their legal services continue to develop they need a committed individual with a keen eye for detail to support our Practice Manager in all aspects of their work.

Ideally, they would like someone who has knowledge of Legal Aid contracts or billing and quality marks such as the Specialist Quality Mark. However, as part of Suffolk Law Centre’s ‘Grow Your Own’ strategy, they are keen to provide the training and experience necessary for this role.

Suffolk Law Centre is a part of the Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE) Group of Charities and works very closely with the other parts of ISCRE.

Learn more about the job here and find the job description here

If you are interested in applying, please send your request for an application pack to sophie@suffolklawcentre.org.uk

Centre for Women’s Justice is recruiting a  Part-Time Solicitor or In-House Barrister

Closing date: Sunday, 5th December

Centre for Women’s Justice is looking for a feminist lawyer to join their enquiries team assisting survivors and frontline women’s services with legal advice and support.

They particularly welcome Black, Asian and minoritized applicants. We also welcome applications from women with disabilities.

CWJ’s  aim is to hold the state to account and challenge discrimination in the criminal justice system around male violence against women and girls.

They deal 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.

Learn more about the job and how to apply here.

TV Edwards is recruiting a Community Care / Court Protection Solicitor

Closing date: Monday, 6th December

TV Edwards is looking for a community care/Court of Protection solicitor to join their growing team. While the majority of their current work is funded through legal aid, they are expanding their private client work. The successful candidate will be working with colleagues specialising in housing and public law.

TV Edwards have been recognised by Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 as providing good quality advice and representation. Currently they are unable to meet the demand for their community care and Court of Protection services and the succesful candidate will be given the opportunity to grow and develop this area of work.

Learn more about the job and how to apply here.

Miles & Partners are recruiting Legal Assistants

Closing date: Monday, 29th November

Miles & Partners is seeking bright law graduates with a professional outlook to join their team as Legal Assistants providing paralegal support to their busy specialist award-winning lawyers. The roles start in Dec 2021/Jan 2022 and will suit BPTC/ LPC graduates or similar looking for good quality professional experience while preparing to apply for Training Contracts or Pupillages.

Miles & Partners are a highly regarded firm of solicitors ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers and have been listed in The Times Top 200 Law Firms for 3 years running. They are based in London E1 near Liverpool Street and The Cloud. Their clients are all over the World. Check out their website to see what they say about them.

Learn more about the job and how to apply here.

Miles & Partners are recruiting Administrative Assistants

Closing date: Monday, 29th November

Miles & Partners is seeking administrative assistants to work in their Family and Court of Protection Teams. They are looking for bright law graduates with a professional outlook to join their team providing paralegal support to their busy Family and Court of Protection specialists and will suit law graduates looking forward to or engaged in BPTC/ LPC studies or those considering taking the new SQE route to becoming a solicitor in the future.

Miles & Partners are a highly regarded firm of solicitors ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers and have been listed in The Times Top 200 Law Firms for 3 years running. They are based in London E1 near Liverpool Street and The Cloud. Their clients are all over the World. Check out their website to see what they say about them.

Learn more about the job and how to apply here.

Howells LLP is recruiting Trainee Solicitors

Closing date: Friday, 3rd December

Howells LLP is seeking to recruit trainee solicitors and are currently accepting applications for candidates to undertake a period of recognised training.

They are particularly interested in applicants with an interest in or experience of working in a civil department with experience in private client and/or clinical negligence and/or dispute resolution.

They are also interested in applicants with an interest in or experience in family law.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a well-established law firm known regionally for its expert advice, talented individuals and for their teamwork and community engagement.

Learn more about the job here and find the person specification here.

Should you require further information please contact Claire Bond, HR Officer on (0114) 2496763 or email hr@howellsllp.com

Suffolk Law Centre is recruiting a Legal Triage Officer

Closing date: Thursday, 18th November

Suffolk Law Centre is seeking a Legal Triage Officer to join the Law Centre’s Legal Support for Litigants in Person (LSLiP) project team. They are looking for a skilled legal adviser to deliver effective triage and initial advice across a range of legal areas.

This role is part of the Legal Support for Litigants in Person (LSLiP) project, to provide early legal advice to vulnerable clients, particularly people living in rural areas, and to those presenting with complex, ‘clustered’ legal issues. The successful candidate will provide initial triage, arrange appointments with Suffolk Law Centre’s Legal Advisers, as well as referrals to other external agencies and law firms nationally.

Suffolk Law Centre is a part of the Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE) Group of Charities and works very closely with the other parts of ISCRE.

Learn more about the job here and find the job description here

If you are interested in applying, please send your request for an application pack to sophie@suffolklawcentre.org.uk

Mary Ward Legal Centre is recruiting a Welfare Benefits Caseworker

Closing date: Monday, 22nd November

Mary Ward Legal Centre is seeking a part-time specialist Welfare Benefits Caseworker to join a friendly and dedicated team. The post is 21 hours a week. It is funded for one year with the possibility of an extension, subject to funding.

The successful candidate will need at least 2 years’ (full time equivalent) experience of providing specialist welfare benefits advice and casework. 

They offer excellent terms and conditions, flexible working and 35 days annual leave.

FTE salary: £33,000 (pro rata 0.6) 

You can download an application pack here.

The Work Rights Centre is recruiting an Employment Solicitor

Closing date: Tuesday, 30th November

The Work Rigths Centre is seeking a committed and experienced employment solicitor to expand their advice capacity, through direct casework and supervising the work of a team of employment rights caseworkers.

This is a great opportunity for someone dedicated to bringing unscrupulous employees to justice, challenging discrimination in the workplace, as well as helping vulnerable clients recover unpaid wages and entitlements. The job will give the opportunity for both in-depth case work, and for highlighting systemic injustices worthy of policy change.

Work Rights Centre is a vibrant, multilingual team of frontline advisers, researchers, and communications professionals, dedicated to their mission of ending in-work poverty. They are a small but rapidly growing organisation, and they recognise the value of training and personal development. They seek to foster a culture of excellence powered by mutual help.

To learn more about the role see here and to see how to apply here.

Luton Law Centre is recruiting a Senior Solicitor

Closing date: Monday, 22nd November

Luton Law Centre is seeking a Senior Solicitor to provide overall direction to and supervision of their legal work and to conduct casework in either housing, community care or immigration law. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic solicitor to join the Law Centre team. They are looking for an individual who is fired by their ambition to assist people in need, and who shares their values. The successful applicant must be willing to work hard, be imaginative, flexible, willing to extend their current skill set and, above all, want to make a difference.

They are seeking candidates who can offer 28 to 35 work hours per week. Applicants will have a minimum of three years’ experience as a practising solicitor and, preferably at least 2 years’ experience as an LAA Contract Category Supervisor.

The salary offered for this post is £35,000 to £38,000 p.a. depending on experience. 

For an informal chat about the role, please email pgilson@lutonlawcentre.org.uk to arrange a time.

To apply, please download the application pack from https://www.lutonlawcentre.org.uk/vacancies/ or request it by email to pgilson@lutonlawcentre.org.uk or by telephone to 01582 482 000.

Suffolk Law Centre is recruiting a Housing Legal Aid Administrator

Closing date: Friday, 19th November

Suffolk Law Centre is seeking a Housing Legal Aid Administrator to join the Law Centre’s Housing Team and provide administrative support to the team.

As their Housing Team continues to expand they need a committed individual with a keen eye for detail to support their caseworkers in all aspects of their work whereby they provide housing legal advice and assistance to clients, helping them to further expand their capacity.

Ideally, they would like someone who has knowledge of Legal Aid work and quality marks such as the Specialist Quality Mark. However, as part of Suffolk Law Centre’s ‘Grow Your Own’ strategy, they are keen to provide the training and experience necessary for this role.

Suffolk Law Centre is a part of the Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE) Group of Charities and works very closely with the other parts of ISCRE.

Learn more about the job here and find the job description and person specification here

If you are interested in applying, please send your request for an application pack to sophie@suffolklawcentre.org.uk

Imran Khan and Partners is recruiting a Solicitor to join the Actions Against the Police and Public Law Department

Closing date: Tuesday, 30th November

Imran Khan and Partners is seeking to recruit a passionate and highly motivated lawyer, with 0-2 years PQE, to undertake public and private law litigation, inquests, public inquiries, complaints, professional discipline and regulatory work. The successful candidate will be expected to manage and develop their own caseload within the firm’s overall civil rights focus and with support from colleagues.

The post-holder will have experience of litigating against state agencies and private bodies in private and public law litigation; proven commitment to civil liberties, social justice and publicly funded legal representation; ability to identify and develop public law challenges; and excellent communication skills, including with the firm’s client group

IKP is an equal opportunities employer, committed to increasing diversity in their firm and our wider profession.  Applications from candidates who are BME, have a disability or who are from a less privileged background are particularly encouraged.

If you are interested in applying please complete send your CV and a covering letter to Ms Balvinder Gill on bgill@ikpsolicitors.com .

Imran Khan and Partners is recruiting a Paralegal to join the Human Rights and Civil liberties department

Closing date: Tuesday, 30th November

Imran Khan and Partners is seeking to recruit a paralegal/caseworker to join their successful team which is highly regarded and rated as a national leader in all aspects of human rights and civil liberties law.   There is the possibility that this position could lead to a training contract at a later date. The role will consist of assisting the fee earners in the team with case preparation, including administrative tasks, legal research, client liaison, drafting statements, processing evidence, collating and ordering documentation/evidence, attending conferences and court, preparing application forms, evidence and uploads, assisting with legal aid applications and preparing files for legal aid billing.  From time to time the post holder may be asked to assist other members of the team.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, proactive, self-servicing, enthusiastic; have excellent communication, organisation and administrative skills; have a flexible and professional attitude; be able to work on confidential matters and under pressure together with a keen eye for detail. Preferably have completed the LPC.

IKP is an equal opportunities employer, committed to increasing diversity in their firm and our wider profession.  Applications from candidates who are BME, have a disability or who are from a less privileged background are particularly encouraged.

If you are interested in applying please complete send your CV and a covering letter to Ms Balvinder Gill on bgill@ikpsolicitors.com.

Advice for Renters is recruiting a Senior Housing Solicitor

Closing date: Monday, 8th November

Advice for Renters is seeking a qualified Solicitor with solid experience and in-depth knowledge of Housing Law. The successful candidate will have excellent organisational and client care skills and be able to work with minimal supervision, meeting tight deadlines and maintaining high levels of accuracy. They will be IT literate, self-servicing and have a good working knowledge of Legal Aid processes. They will be able to contribute to the growth and development of Advice for Renters’ services. 

Advice for Renters supports people living in private rented accommodation to access legal advice and holistic, person-centered support. They also campaign for their rights and for much-needed change to the housing system. They are dedicated to giving clients a superlative, holistic service, where they employ their in-depth knowledge, creativity and dogged persistence to get them the best results. They have real expertise in, and dedication to helping private tenants, but also assist clients in all tenures, as well as the homeless. 

See here for more information about the role and how to apply.

Deighton Pierce Glynn is recruiting a Junior Cost Clerk

Closing date: Saturday, 30th October

DPG is seeking a junior cost clerk to assist on legal aid billing, preparing files to send to cost drafters, dealing with queries and electronic archiving of files. The successful candidate would be trained and working with other more experienced costing staff.

DPG is one of the leading civil rights and judicial review law firms in the UK. Their reputation for excellence is recognised year-on-year by the Chambers and Legal 500 independent directories who obtain confidential feedback from their clients, those with whom they work, and their opponents.

To learn more about the job and apply click here.

Deighton Pierce Glynn is recruiting a Legal Aid Billing Co-ordinator

Closing date: Saturday, 30th October

DPG is seeking a Legal Aid Billing Co-ordinator to join their team assisting on costing issues. The successful candidate will mainly be involved in the billing of legal aid certificated matters but also some IP costs recovery.

DPG is one of the leading civil rights and judicial review law firms in the UK. Their reputation for excellence is recognised year-on-year by the Chambers and Legal 500 independent directories who obtain confidential feedback from their clients, those with whom they work, and their opponents.

To learn more about the job and apply click here.

South West London Law Centre is recruiting an Immigration Caseworker OISC Level 2/IAAS Level 2

Closing date: Monday, 25th October

South West London Law Centre is seeking a highly motivated and accredited Immigration/Asylum caseworker/solicitor accredited to a minimum OISC level 2 to undertake work on late EUSS applications and to take on out-of-scope immigration casework through ECF funding for residents in the London Boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth.  The post is funded for a period of 12 months with the potential of progressing through further grant and/or ECF funding.  

Please apply via the application form on their website.

For further details, please contact recruitment@swllc.org.

Coram Children’s Legal Centre is recruiting a Community Care Law Solicitor

Closing date: Tuesday, 30th November

Coram is seeking for a committed and passionate solicitor with good knowledge of community care and public law, current policies and legal aid.The successful applicant will be supported by a close team of colleagues within CCLC’s Legal Practice Unit, and provided with significant opportunities for learning and personal development.

Coram is the UK’s specialist centre for children’s rights championing access to justice through information and advice, legal practice and representation, policy and strategic litigation. Their Legal Practice Unit provides advice and representation in child and family law, education law, community care law and asylum and immigration law.

See here for more information about the role and how to apply.

Coram Children’s Legal Centre is recruiting a Senior Education Law Solicitor

Closing date: Thursday, 14th October

Coram is seeking for a Solicitor specialising in education law to work within the CCLC team. The successful candidate will provide legal advice, assistance and representation through education and discrimination law casework. They will be passionate about delivering high quality advice and client care and be committed to children’s human rights and supporting CCLC’s aims.

Coram is the UK’s specialist centre for children’s rights championing access to justice through information and advice, legal practice and representation, policy and strategic litigation. Their Legal Practice Unit provides advice and representation in child and family law, education law, community care law and asylum and immigration law.

See here for more information about the role and how to apply.

Collins Solicitors is recruiting a Family Law Solicitor

Collins Solicitors of Watford is an award-winning firm that has built up an established and very well regarded Family Law team.  They are seeking a self-motivated Family Law solicitor who specialises in the area of public law care proceedings representing parents, family members and children both directly and through their Guardian. The type of work will be varied but as an example could involve cases dealing with non-accidental injury with complex medical issues, factitious illness, sexual abuse, cruelty, neglect and substance misuse.

The firm has a family atmosphere through the practice and a happy open-door culture where staff enjoy coming into work.  The Firm recognises the importance of helping its employees balance their work and home lives and they are happy to offer a degree of flexible working for this role if necessary.

See here for more information about the role and how to apply.

Philcox Gray is recruiting a Children/Financial/Family Solicitor and a Paralegal

Closing date: Monday, 27th September

Philcox Gray is seeking an experienced solicitor/consultant with Panel membership and/or specialist accreditation with a following. They are also looking for a paralegal. Training contract will be considered after a probationary period.

Philcox Gray is a well respected specialist family practice based in new offices in Borough and in Brixton. 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.

See here for more information about the role and how to apply.

Matthew Gold is recruiting a Practice Manager (maternity cover)

Closing date: Friday, 17th September

Matthew Gold & Co is seeking a practice manager to support the firm through a wide range of management and administrative responsibilities, to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the Firm and to drive alongside the Directors its continued practice expansion and development.

Matthew Gold is a Legal 500 firm that specialises in public law and human rights, civil actions against the police and other public bodies, inquests and community care/migrant rights cases. They are a firm made up of campaigning lawyers with a commitment to social justice issues and legal aid.

See here for more information about the role and how to apply.

Rights of Women is recruiting a Legal Officer (Family and Criminal Law)

Closing date: Wednesday, 29th September

Rights of Women is seeking a qualified woman* solicitor or barrister with experience of family law to work on an exciting two-year case work project, exploring the experiences of victims of domestic abuse in the family court, specifically in private law children cases.

Rights of Women is a leading legal rights charity providing free legal advice to women across England and Wales who are experiencing or at risk of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG).

*Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part I) applies

See here for more information about the role and how to apply.

Mackintosh Law is recruiting a Paralegal (Court of Protection)

Closing date: Monday, 20th September

Mackintosh Law is seeking a paralegal to join their friendly Court of Protection welfare team. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn and develop within a thriving law firm with an interesting and varied workload.

Mackintosh Law is a specialist law firm providing expert legal advice and representation to disabled clients in the niche areas of mental capacity, community care and health care law.

See here for more information about the role and how to apply.

Citizens Advice North Somerset is recruiting a Link Worker (Social Prescribing)

Closing date: Monday, 20th September

Citizens Advice North Somerset is seeking a link worker to join their Social Prescribing Team. The role will involve building trusting relationships with people, empowering them to take control of their wellbeing and health by giving them time to focus on ‘what matters to me’ and the 5 Ways to Wellbeing; and then supporting them to connect to groups and activities.

Citizens Advice North Somerset (CANS) is an established and well-regarded local independent charity who provide free, impartial and confidential advice. They undertake research & campaign work to influence policy makers and to effect change.

See here for more information about the role and how to apply.

Citizens Advice North Somerset is recruiting a Welfare Benefits Team Leader and Caseworker

Closing date: Monday, 27th September

Citizens Advice North Somerset is seeking a specialist Welfare Rights Team Leader to: lead, coordinate and develop the Welfare Benefits Team, working with both paid and volunteer advisers;  deliver high-quality welfare benefits advice and specialist casework on behalf of clients; provide welfare benefits specialist support to non-welfare benefit advisers.

Citizens Advice North Somerset (CANS) is an established and well-regarded local independent charity who provide free, impartial and confidential advice. We undertake research & campaign work to influence policy makers and to effect change.

See here for more information about the role and how to apply.

Citizens Advice North Somerset is recruiting an Office Administrator 

Closing date: Monday, 27th September

Citizens Advice North Somerset is seeking an office administrator to provide wide-ranging administrative support, which will include acting as clerk to their Board of Trustees, to ensure the smooth running of their very busy office.

Citizens Advice North Somerset (CANS) is an established and well-regarded local independent charity who provide free, impartial and confidential advice. We undertake research & campaign work to influence policy makers and to effect change.

See here for more information about the role and how to apply.

Hopkin Murray Beskine has a vacancy for a Trainee Solicitor (Justice First Fellowship) in North London 

Closing date: Monday, 13th September

Hopkin Murray Beskine is seeking a trainee solicitor (Justice First Fellowship). The role is expected to be based primarily in the housing and public law team. Candidates are required to have completed the Legal Practice Course. 

Hopkin Murray Beskine is 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. 

See here for more information about the role and how to apply.

Hopkin Murray Beskine is recruiting a Paralegal/Administrative Assistant 

Closing date: Monday, 17th September

Hopkin Murray Beskine is seeking a paralegal/administrative assistant to provide paralegal and administrative support to their busy family team as well as some reception duties. 

Hopkin Murray Beskine is 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. 

See here for more information about the role and how to apply.

Coram Children’s Legal Centre is recruiting a Paralegal (Education Law)

Closing date: Monday, 6th September

Coram is seeking a hard-working and enthusiastic paralegal to join their Education Law department within the Legal Practice Unit. The successful candidate will provide legal advice and assistance to clients who telephone via Civil Legal Advice, keep accurate and detailed records, and conduct their own casework, under supervision, when required. Assisting fee-earners and covering them when absent, along with other administrative tasks, will also form part of the role.

Coram is the UK’s specialist centre for children’s rights championing access to justice through information and advice, legal practice and representation, policy and strategic litigation. Their Legal Practice Unit provides advice and representation in child and family law, education law, community care law and asylum and immigration law.

See here for more information about the role and how to apply.

Foster & Foster is recruiting Housing and Community Care Paralegals

Foster & Foster is seeking to appoint a housing paralegal (with debt background). The successful candidate will have proven experience in providing housing advice and representation under an LAA contract. They are also seeking a community care paralegal (with public law background). The successful applicant must have a fair knowledge of LAA standard contract. 

Foster & Foster is an established North London practice with an admirable reputation for Housing, Community Care, Public Law & Debt.

See here for more information about the role and how to apply.

ATLEU is recruiting a Housing Solicitor

Closing date: Thursday, 16th September

This is an exciting opportunity to join ATLEU‘s legal team as a Housing Solicitor and contribute to the development of their work securing support and safe and appropriate accommodation for survivors of trafficking. This role offers the opportunity to work on emerging issues affecting victims of trafficking, with enormous potential for strategic litigation and effecting change for this hugely vulnerable group.

ATLEU is the only charity in the UK which provides a dedicated and comprehensive legal advice service to survivors of trafficking and slavery. They bring high-profile strategic challenges that shape the way the law develops and they also strengthen the protections awarded to all survivors of trafficking.

See here for more information about the role and how to apply.

MJC Law is recruiting a Court of Protection and Mental Health Solicitor

Closing date: Friday, 24th September

MJC Law are seeking a Court of Protection and Mental Health Solicitor or CILEx of 3 years+ PQE to be based from their Leeds office with flexible working arrangements. The candidate will manage a caseload of mental health, health and welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards matters. Experience of Community Care matters would be advantageous.

MJC Law are a niche practice specialising in mental health, Court of Protection personal welfare work and community care. Their three directors are eminent in their field, with rankings in Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and awards at both local and national law society level.

See here for more information about the role and how to apply.

MJC Law is recruiting a Court of Protection Solicitor

Closing date: Friday, 24th September

MJC Law are seeking a Court of Protection Solicitor or CILEx of 3 years+ PQE to be based from their Nottingham office with flexible working arrangements. The candidate will manage a caseload of health and welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards matters. Experience of Community Care matters would be advantageous.

MJC Law are a niche practice specialising in mental health, Court of Protection personal welfare work and community care. Their three directors are eminent in their field, with rankings in Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and awards at both local and national law society level.

See here for more information about the role and how to apply.

Luton Law Centre is recruiting a Senior Solicitor

Closing date: Monday, 20th September

Luton Law Centre is seeking a Senior Solicitor to provide overall direction to and supervision of their legal work and to conduct casework in either housing, community care or immigration law. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic solicitor to join the Law Centre team. They are looking for an individual who is fired by their ambition to assist people in need, and who shares the Law Centre’s values. The successful applicant must be willing to work hard, be imaginative, flexible, willing to extend their current skill set and, above all, want to make a difference.

Luton Law Centre was formed in 1989. Since then, it has provided members of the local community with specialist legal advice. It is made up of a small team of committed and passionate social welfare lawyers and caseworkers. It is also part of the Law Centre Network, which as a movement specialises in providing advice, casework and representation to the most disadvantaged members in the community.

To discuss the position, please contact Pauline Gilson, on pgilson@lutonlawcentre.org.uk or 01582 482000.

To apply, please download the application pack from https://www.lutonlawcentre.org.uk/vacancies/ or request it by email to pgilson@lutonlawcentre.org.uk or by telephone to 01582 482 000.

Foster & Foster is recruiting a Housing Supervisor and a Public Law Supervisor

Foster & Foster is an established North London practice with an admirable reputation for Housing, Community Care, Public Law & Debt.

They are seeking to appoint a Housing Solicitor Supervisor (Community Care background) and a Public Law Solicitor Supervisor (Debt background).

See here for more information about the role and how to apply.

Suffolk Law Centre is recruiting a Trainee Solicitor under the Justice First Fellowship programme

Closing Date: Monday, 13th September

Suffolk Law Centre is delighted to be partnering with The Legal Education Foundation’s Justice First Fellowship, offering a training contract to an aspiring solicitor.

This is a two-year Trainee Solicitor post involving in-house training under the supervision of both experienced advisers and qualified lawyers in areas of social welfare law including employment and discrimination, housing (both legal aided and grant funded), and family, together with opportunities in other areas we work in. Suffolk Law Centre focuses on the provision of legal advice to vulnerable people, including those unable to access legal advice due to gaps in provision, including those living in rural areas of Suffolk. They also, in conjunction primarily with their parent charity ISCRE, undertake social policy and community scrutiny work.

See here for more information about the role and here on how to apply.

Suffolk Law Centre is recruiting a Housing Caseworker

Closing Date: Friday, 17th September

Suffolk Law Centre is seeking a Housing Legal Aid Caseworker to join the Law Centre’s Housing Legal Advice team and support the team to provide advice and assistance (under supervision), 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.

Ideally, they are looking for someone with Housing Law advice experience, no matter how minimal and preference will be given to applicants who fit this ‘desirable’ criteria. However, this post could suit a Law Graduate as a first job after graduating, with relevant volunteering experience.

See here for more information about the role and here on how to apply.

Deighton Pierce Glynn is recruiting a Public Law / Civil Actions Solicitor

Closing Date: Friday, 17th September

Deighton Pierce Glynn is seeking a Public law / Civil Actions solicitor to join the DPG Team working on and developing an interesting caseload of public and private law claims in a range of areas: migrant support; civil claims against state authorities; unlawful detention claims; and challenges to government policy.

DPG is one of the leading civil rights and judicial review law firms in the UK. Their reputation for excellence is recognised year-on-year by the Chambers and Legal 500 independent directories who obtain confidential feedback from their clients, those with whom they work, and their opponents.

See here for more information about the role and to apply

Centre for Women’s Justice is recruiting a paralegal

Closing Date: Wednesday, 1st September

Centre for Women’s Justice is seeking a paralegal with some experience of working in a legal practice to assist with casework and legal enquiries. The successful applicant will support the work of a supervising solicitor and generally assist as part of a team with the wider work of the organisation, including liaison with partner organisations regarding case enquiries and referrals, and the administration of training, conferences, meetings and events.

Centre for Women’s Justice’s aim is to hold the state to account and challenge discrimination in the criminal justice system around male violence against women and girls. They undertake a wide range of highly publicised strategic legal challenges and collaborative projects through partnerships with women’s sector organisations.

For more information and to apply please visit here.

Questions regarding CWJ or this vacancy can be directed to Nic Mainwood n.mainwood@centreforwomensjustice.org.uk but please refrain from emailing cvs or additional documents unless requested. All applications must be submitted via the online application.

Nottingham Law Centre is recruiting a Housing Solicitor

Closing Date: Monday, 23rd August

Nottingham Law Centres is seeking an experienced housing solicitor who meets the housing supervisor standard.

The successful applicant will ideally be able to demonstrate that they have knowledge and experience of advice across the range of legally aided housing law matters. Experience of advising at Court under a Court Desk scheme will also be an advantage.

For further details, or to discuss the position, please contact Sally Denton, Senior Solicitor, on sally.denton@nottinghamlawcentre.org.uk or 0115 978 7813.

To apply please visit www.nottinghamlawcentre.org.uk/vacancies 

South West London Law Centres is recruiting an Asylum and Immigration volunteer

Closing Date: Friday, 13th August

South West London Law Centres is seeking a six-month part-time volunteer to provide paralegal support to both asylum and immigration clients and the solicitors and caseworkers within the Asylum and Immigration team.

South West London Law Centres (SWLLC), is one of the largest and most progressive Law Centres in the country. In 2004, four law centres in Battersea, Croydon, Kingston and Tooting joined together to create South West London Law Centres. Since then their team has given vital legal advice to many 1000s of residents across the six south-west London boroughs of Croydon, Merton, Kingston, Sutton, Richmond and Wandsworth.

See here for more information about the role and to apply.

South West London Law Centres is recruiting a temporary Money Advice Caseworker (maternity cover)

Closing Date: Rolling recruitment

South West London Law Centres is looking to recruit an experienced caseworker to provide maternity cover for a minimum of six months and help provide their high-quality money advice to members of the community through a mixture of casework and guided advice.

South West London Law Centres (SWLLC), is one of the largest and most progressive Law Centres in the country. In 2004, four law centres in Battersea, Croydon, Kingston and Tooting joined together to create South West London Law Centres. Since then their team has given vital legal advice to many 1000s of residents across the six south-west London boroughs of Croydon, Merton, Kingston, Sutton, Richmond and Wandsworth.

See here for more information about the role and to apply.

South West London Law Centres is recruiting a part-time Money Advice Caseworker

Closing Date: Monday, 16th August

South West London Law Centres is looking to recruit a part-time (four days a week) caseworker to help provide their high-quality money advice to members of the community through a mixture of casework and guided advice.

South West London Law Centres (SWLLC), is one of the largest and most progressive Law Centres in the country. In 2004, four law centres in Battersea, Croydon, Kingston and Tooting joined together to create South West London Law Centres. Since then their team has given vital legal advice to many 1000s of residents across the six south-west London boroughs of Croydon, Merton, Kingston, Sutton, Richmond and Wandsworth.

See here for more information about the role and to apply.

Wilson Solicitors is recruiting a Billing Assistant

Closing Date: Sunday, 15th August

Wilson Solicitors is looking for a Billing Assistant to support their Immigration, Family and Public Law departments. This position will be based in their Tottenham office. The role will include drawing up bills and costing files, and generally assisting in the smooth running of the billing department.

Wilson Solicitors LLP is a highly respected Legal 500 and Chambers recognised law firm with a strong reputation for its family, immigration and public law work. They represent both publicly funded clients through legal aid and private clients.

See here for more information about the role and to apply.

Citizens Advice North Somerset is recruiting Outreach Adviser(s)

Closing Date: Sunday, 15th August

Citizens Advice North Somerset is looking for highly motivated individuals to join their Generalist Advice Team. The successful candidate will have recent and relevant experience as a Generalist Adviser with the ability to cover a wide range of issues such as benefits, debt, housing, employment, family and immigration. They will also provide generalist casework as and when required. They will provide covid-safe face-to-face generalist advice in outreach locations across North Somerset working closely with our community based partners and supporting our volunteer advisers who will be supervised remotely. They will also be required to support their multi-channel generalist advice services (telephone and digital).

Citizens Advice North Somerset (CANS) is an established and well-regarded local independent charity who provides free, impartial and confidential advice. They undertake research & campaign work to influence policy makers and to effect change. They work in partnership with the Local Authority, The Legal Aid Agency, Macmillan Cancer Support, The Money Advice Service, Wessex Water and many more local and national partners to deliver their advice services to over 7,500 clients living and working in North Somerset.

See here for more information about the role and to apply.

Citizens Advice North Somerset is recruiting an Advice Session Supervisor

Closing Date: Sunday, 15th August

Citizens Advice North Somerset is looking for an Advice Session Supervisor to join their Generalist Advice team. The successful candidate will supervise paid and volunteer advisers delivering advice remotely and in various advice locations across North Somerset. They will be supervising multi-channel advice (telephone, digital and face-to-face) to North Somerset residents on a wide range of issues such as benefits, debt, housing, employment, family and immigration. They may also be required to deliver advice when necessary.

Citizens Advice North Somerset (CANS) is an established and well-regarded local independent charity who provides free, impartial and confidential advice. They undertake research & campaign work to influence policy makers and to effect change. They work in partnership with the Local Authority, The Legal Aid Agency, Macmillan Cancer Support, The Money Advice Service, Wessex Water and many more local and national partners to deliver their advice services to over 7,500 clients living and working in North Somerset.

See here for more information about the role and to apply.

TV Edwards is recruiting a Housing Solicitor or Legal Executive

Closing Date: Monday, 2nd August

TV Edwards is looking for a 1-3 years’ PQE housing solicitor to join their housing team and will receive direct referrals from their conveyancing and family colleagues. The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to fully develop their landlord advice services as this section of the business continues to grow.

TV Edwards is a highly regarded firm with a national reputation for delivering first-class holistic and tailored legal services. Their reputation for good quality advice and representation has been recognised by Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500. They have also been recognised for innovation in IT development supporting their team of lawyers in achieving excellence.

See here for more information about the role and to apply.

Dowse & Co is recruiting up to two Family Lawyers

Closing date: Monday, 23rd August

Dowse & Co is looking for up to 2 Solicitors/Legal executives specialising in all areas of family law. The positions will allow for a mixed practice to include public and private law children work, domestic violence work, divorce and finance. Experience in some or all of these areas is a requirement. 

Founded in 1894, Dowse & Co is one of London’s oldest firms of solicitors. They offer a wide range of professional services to handle the legal problems presented by their clients, whether they are individuals, businesses, companies or community organisations.

See here for more information about the role and how to apply.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting a full-time Housing Law Caseworker 

Closing date: Wednesday, 28th July

Shelter Cymru is looking for a full-time Housing Law Caseworker who will work within their Housing Services team in West Wales. The post-holder will provide a National Housing Advice Service through a mixture of centre, court and surgery based services to people in housing need across the West Wales region.

Shelter Cymru exists to defend the right to a safe home in Wales and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people. They help thousands of people each year by offering free, confidential and independent advice and campaigning to overcome the root causes of the housing emergency.

See here for more information about the role and how to apply.

Suffolk Law Centre is recruiting a Trainee Discrimination Legal Advisor 

Closing Date: Friday, 23rd July 2021

Suffolk Law Centre is looking for a Trainee Discrimination Legal Advisor to support the work and development of our small, busy Discrimination team. 

Suffolk Law Centre was opened on 23rd March 2018. They are part of the Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE) Group of Charities. They work closely in partnership with ISCRE, share values based on equality and human rights, and are co-located.

See here for more information about the roles and to apply.

Suffolk Law Centre is recruiting a Discrimination Legal Advisor 

Closing Date: Friday, 23rd July 2021

Suffolk Law Centre is looking for a Discrimination Legal Advisor to support the work and development of their small, busy Discrimination team as part of their Tackling Discrimination in the East (TDE) project. 

Suffolk Law Centre was opened on 23rd March 2018. They are part of the Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE) Group of Charities. They work closely in partnership with ISCRE, share values based on equality and human rights, and are co-located.

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UCL Laws Centre for Access to Justice is recruiting a Community Care Solicitor

Closing Date: Sunday, 1st August 2021

UCL Laws Centre for Access to Justice is looking for a Community Care Solicitor to work with the CAJ team, including the Head of Legal Practice, Housing Solicitor, Operations Coordinator, Welfare Benefits Adviser and Trainee Solicitor to supervise the students who work in the Clinic. They are seeking a candidate who understands the needs of the vulnerable client group that they work with and can balance their needs with supervising students working on their cases.

In January 2016, the UCL Centre for Access to Justice (CAJ) launched its own legal advice clinic, the UCL Integrated Legal Advice Clinic (UCL iLAC), working with students to deliver generalist advice across a broad spectrum of social welfare issues as well as specialist casework services in welfare benefits, housing, community care, and education law.

In 2018, the clinic was granted housing and community care law legal aid contracts and we now seek an experienced community care lawyer to assist in expanding the work of UCL iLAC and to act as the community care contract supervisor.

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Gloucester Law Centre is recruiting a Housing Solicitor and/or Locum Housing Advice worker

Closing Date: Thursday, 26th July 2021

Gloucester Law Centre is looking for an experienced housing solicitor who meets the housing supervisor standard, and/or a housing advice worker to join their housing team which provides a full housing law casework service under a Legal Aid Agency contract. This position is initially to cover a 9-month staff sabbatical but an extension may be possible, and applicants looking for full or part-time work will be considered.

Gloucester Law Centre is a registered charity which has been providing free, confidential, impartial legal advice to Gloucester residents for over 27 years. They have a wealth of skills and experience within their team of advisers, which includes solicitors, barristers and experienced caseworkers. They also have a skilled and dedicated team of volunteers.

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Miles & Partners is recruiting Legal Assistants

Closing Date: Thursday, 8th July 2021

Miles & Partners is looking for bright law graduates to join their team as Legal Assistants and provide paralegal support to their busy specialist award-winning lawyers.

Miles & Partners is a highly regarded firm of solicitors. They are ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers and have been listed in the top 200 of the Times Best Law Firms 2021.

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Shelter Cymru is recruiting a full-time Housing Law Caseworker 

Closing date: Monday, 19th July

Shelter Cymru is looking for a full-time Housing Law Caseworker who will work within their Shelter Cymru Live Team. The post-holder will provide a national phone, email and online housing advice service to people in housing need across Wales.

Shelter Cymru exists to defend the right to a safe home in Wales and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people. They help thousands of people each year by offering free, confidential and independent advice and campaigning to overcome the root causes of the housing emergency.

See here for more information about the role and how to apply.

Deighton Pierce Glynn is recruiting a Paralegal

Closing date: Wednesday, 28th July

Deighton Pierce Glynn is looking for a Paralegal for their Bristol office to provide casework and administrative support. The role will involve assisting solicitors on public law and human rights cases including inquests, civil claims and applications for judicial review.

Deighton Pierce Glynn is one of the leading civil rights and judicial review law firms in the UK. Their reputation for excellence is recognised year-on-year by the Chambers and Legal 500 independent directories who obtain confidential feedback from their clients, those with whom they work, and their opponents.

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TV Edwards is recruiting a Community Care and Court of Protection Solicitor

Closing Date: Monday, 19th July

TV Edwards is looking for a 3+ years’ PQE community care and court of protection solicitor to join their team and help them meet a growing demand for their community care and Court of Protection services. The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to grow and develop this area of work.

TV Edwards is a highly regarded firm with a national reputation for delivering first-class holistic and tailored legal services. Their reputation for good quality advice and representation has been recognised by Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500. They have also been recognised for innovation in IT development supporting their team of lawyers in achieving excellence.

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Shelter Cymru is recruiting a Part-Time Housing Law Caseworker 

Closing date: Wednesday, 14th July

Shelter Cymru is looking for a part-time Housing Law Caseworker who will work within their Housing Services team in North West Wales. The post-holder will provide a National Housing Advice Service through a mixture of centre, court, and surgery based services to people in housing need across the North West Wales region.

Shelter Cymru exists to defend the right to a safe home in Wales and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people. They help thousands of people each year by offering free, confidential and independent advice and campaigning to overcome the root causes of the housing emergency.

See here for more information about the role and how to apply.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting a Full-Time Housing Law Caseworker 

Closing date: Wednesday, 14th July

Shelter Cymru is looking for a full-time Housing Law Caseworker who will work within their Housing Services team in North West Wales. The post-holder will provide a National Housing Advice Service through a mixture of centre, court and surgery based services to people in housing need across the North West Wales region.

Shelter Cymru exists to defend the right to a safe home in Wales and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people. They help thousands of people each year by offering free, confidential and independent advice and campaigning to overcome the root causes of the housing emergency.

See here for more information about the role and how to apply.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting a Paralegal

Closing date: Monday, 12th July

Shelter Cymru is looking for a Paralegal to join their Legal team at Shelter Cymru. The post holder will work closely with the Solicitors to assist with undertaking direct casework under a Legal Aid certificate across Wales.

Shelter Cymru exists to defend the right to a safe home in Wales and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people. They help thousands of people each year by offering free, confidential and independent advice and campaigning to overcome the root causes of the housing emergency.

See here for more information about the role and how to apply.

Shelter Cymru is recruiting a Senior Solicitor

Closing date: Monday, 12th July

Shelter Cymru is looking for a Senior Solicitor who will be responsible for leading and managing the Legal Services team. The team provides a wide range of legal services and support for the public and Shelter Cymru staff, including litigation and consultancy work.

Shelter Cymru exists to defend the right to a safe home in Wales and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people. They help thousands of people each year by offering free, confidential and independent advice and campaigning to overcome the root causes of the housing emergency.

See here for more information about the role and how to apply.

Coram Children’s Legal Centre is recruiting an Immigration and Asylum Law Paralegal 

Closing date: Monday, 12th July

Coram Children’s Legal Centre is looking for a paralegal to work within the immigration & asylum law team to provide legal advice and assistance to primarily legal aid funded clients, including children and young people, parents, carers and others in relation to their immigration & asylum needs.

Location: Coram Campus, Bloomsbury, London
Salary: £20,000 to £24,000 per annum
Hours: full time (flexible can be considered), permanent

Coram is the UK’s oldest children’s charity and they help more than one million children, young people, families, and professionals every year by providing access to the skills and opportunities they need to thrive.

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Coram Children’s Legal Centre is recruiting two Children in Care Immigration Solicitors/Advisers

Closing date: Monday, 28th June

Coram Children’s Legal Centre is looking for two solicitors to provide quality, child-centred immigration, asylum and nationality legal advice to children in care and care leavers, and the professionals who support them, as part of a one-year, grant-funded project.

Location: Coram Campus, Bloomsbury, London
Salary: £27,000 to £34,000 per annum
Hours: full time (part-time and flexible can be considered), 12 months fixed term

Coram is the UK’s oldest children’s charity and they help more than one million children, young people, families, and professionals every year by providing access to the skills and opportunities they need to thrive.

See here for more information about the role and how to apply.

Wilsons Solicitors LLP is recruiting three Family Caseworkers

Closing date: Monday, 5th July

Wilson Solicitors LLP is looking for three caseworkers to join their Family Department. They will assist their solicitors with the preparation of their cases and have considerable client contact. They will receive excellent training, supervision and support. After 12 months as a caseworker, the successful candidates will also be considered for a training contract if their performance has met expectations.

Wilson Solicitors LLP is a highly respected Legal 500 and Chambers recognised law firm with a strong reputation for its family, immigration and public law work. They represent both publicly funded clients through legal aid and private clients.

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Islington Law Centre is recruiting an Experienced
Housing Solicitor and a Housing Caseworker

Closing date: Monday, 5th July

Islington Law Centre is looking for an experienced legal aid housing solicitor and a housing caseworker to join its housing team. They are seeking practitioners with experience in the full range of housing work, to include defending possession proceedings, homelessness and disrepair.

Islington Law Centre is a firmly established and expanding social welfare organisation committed to providing the community with the highest possible quality legal advice and representation. It currently co-ordinates one of the LAA’s housing duty possession schemes running at Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Court.

See here for more information about the role and how to apply.

Citizens Advice Mid-North Yorkshire is recruiting a Discrimination Solicitor/Caseworker

Closing date: Monday, 5th July

Citizens Advice Mid-North Yorkshire is looking for a solicitor or caseworker to work within their specialist advice team providing high quality advice and representation for clients dealing with issues relating to discrimination, primarily in relation to welfare benefits, housing and employment cases.

Citizens Advice Mid-North Yorkshire is a registered charity which provides free, independent, confidential, and impartial advice to help people resolve their problems. The service is open to everybody regardless of race, sex, disability, sexuality, or nationality. All local Citizens Advice operate as separate entities but are members of Citizens Advice, the national charity.

See here for more information about the role and how to apply.

Anthony King Solicitors is recruiting a Family Solicitor 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join Anthony King Solicitors’ busy and expanding specialist family team.  They deliver the highest quality advice and representation across a broad range of family work.  They are looking for a highly motivated solicitor with experience of private law children, divorce and finances (privately paying and legally aided).

Excellent written, verbal and IT skills essential as are excellent client care skills.

They offer flexible working, bonus scheme, car parking, company laptop and mobile phone, regular social events, ongoing training and support towards your personal development.

Please email CV and covering letter to jcowdrey@anthonyking.co.uk

As they are looking for self-motivated individuals they respectfully request that they are not contacted by agencies.

Good Law Project is recruiting a Legal Practice Manager

Closing Date: Monday, 14th June

The Good Law Project is looking for a Legal Practice Manager who is innovative and has strategic vision, who thrives on taming risk and uncertainty to plan and deliver a project on time and to budget, within an agreed governance structure. The key purpose of the role is to design and set up a specialist legal services business entity (or “law firm” ), as part of the Good Law Project “group”. The successful candidate will report to the Executive Director and have the support of an external advisor.

The Good Law Project is a young and bold not-for-profit campaign organisation with a ground-breaking track record. They defend, define and change the law to protect the environment, uphold democracy and ensure no one is left behind. They had a primary role in over-turning the prorogation of Parliament and have recently been examining and clarifying the government’s award of PPE contracts and jobs.

See here for more information about the role and to apply.

Public Interest Law Centre is recruiting a Public Law Solicitor

Closing date: Monday, 21st June

The Public Interest Law Centre is seeking a dynamic and committed Solicitor with solid public law experience in a range of practice areas. This role is initially for a fixed-term 12-month contract but has the potential to develop into a permanent role. This is a re-advertisement of a current vacancy and past applicants for the role are not invited to apply. They especially encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and/or those with lived experience of the social-justice issues they work on.

The Public Interest Law Centre 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.

Recruitment packs are available here and completed application form should be returned by email to jobs@pilc.org.uk.

Public Interest Law Centre is recruiting a Treasurer

Closing date: Monday, 21st June

It is a very exciting time to join PILC on its journey towards full independence as a Law Centre. In the last 18 months, they have made great strides to ensure the organisation settled and became viable. Yet there are still further steps for PILC to become fully independent and sustainable.

They are seeking to become more established. Over the next 5 years, they have three strategic objectives:

  • Strengthen PILC’s strategic, operational and financial management so it is robust and well-resourced and its governance reflects its values.

  • Grow the capacity of PILC’s litigation team in its existing areas of expertise and develop two new areas. 

  • Develop PILC’s communications to grow the organisation’s profile, influence and supporter engagement.

If you would like more information or you are interested in the position, please contact Jean Demars on 07975708543 or jean.demars@pilc.org.uk  for an informal discussion and/or an application pack.