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Current and Recent Vacancies

Shelter_360x180 (red)Shelter seeks a Housing Solicitor in Bournemouth. Closing date Thursday 11 May 2017

Shelter is looking for an accomplished housing Solicitor to deliver a specialist legal casework service in housing law, to represent homeless people or people in housing need.

For further detail of the role please download more information here and to apply follow this link.

Aitken Harter seek a Criminal Defence Solicitor

Closing date Friday 28 April 2017

Aitken Harter seek to recruit a solicitor to work full time in their crime department in Islington. The right candidate would preferably be under 3-4 years PQE. Duty solicitor/police station accreditation would be an advantage but is not essential.

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

Aitken Harter seek a Family Paralegal

Closing date Friday 28 April 2017

Aitken Harter require a paralegal to join their Family and Child Law Department in Islington. Experience of family work is desirable but not essential.

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

Irwin Mitchell Solicitors seek  a 1-4 Year PQE Solicitor/ILEX to join their Public Law and Human Rights team. Closing date Friday 7 April 2017

Irwin Mitchell’s Public Law and Human Rights Department is a leader in its field and offers really exciting opportunities to work alongside talented lawyers on high profile, cutting-edge cases – with some cases progressing up to the Supreme Court and the European courts.  They are seeking to recruit a 1-4 year PQE Solicitor/ILEX with a particular interest/expertise in Court of Protection health and welfare cases and social care judicial review cases to work within their Public Law and Human Rights Department based at their London office

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

Lawtons Solicitors seek Paralegals/Potential Trainees for Criminal Defence Roles

Closing date Friday 31 March 2017

Lawtons are a large but friendly and well established Criminal law practice, with offices in a number of areas across the Home Counties and London. They are looking to recruit paralegals and potential trainee solicitors for their Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire based offices.

For more information about the roles and how to apply see here

Aitken Harter seek a Legal/Administrative Assistant

Closing date Friday 3 March 2017

Aitken Harter is seeking to fill a full-time permanent role to assist in the day to day running of the family department, assisting fee earners with all administrative tasks as and when they arise to ensure an efficient and professional working practice.

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

LAPG LOGO FINALLegal Aid Practitioners Group (that’s us!) seeks a Project Worker for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Legal Aid. Closing date Monday 27 February 2017 (5pm)

LAPG co-sponsors the APPG on Legal Aid along with Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL). We have obtained funding to expand the APPG to work directly with MPs and local authorities to improve understanding and take-up of the legal aid system. We are seeking a Project Worker to assist with this work.

For more information about the project, the role and how to apply download the Job Description and Application Form in PDF or Word format.

Shelter_360x180 (red)Shelter seeks two Housing Solicitors in Sheffield. Extended Closing date now Sunday 12 February 2017

Shelter is looking for two accomplished Housing Solicitors or equivalent to deliver a specialist legal casework service in housing law, to represent homeless people or people in housing need.

For further detail of the first role please download more information here and to apply follow this link.

For further detail of the second role please download more information here and to apply follow this link.

Powell-And-Co- - Jan 17Powell & Company Solicitors seeks a Children/Family Solicitor. Closing date Friday 3 February 2017.

Powell & Company Solicitors LLP are looking to recruit a children/family solicitor with 0-5 years PQE. The successful candidate will have experience of managing cases within care proceedings, including conducting their own advocacy.

Download more information about the role and how to apply.

Miles and Partners - Jan 16Miles and Partners seeks Paralegal Legal Assistants to support their Family Team. Closing date Friday 3 February 2017.

Miles & Partners is a highly regarded firm of solicitors ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers based near Liverpool St in the City of London. They are looking for bright law graduates with a professional outlook and a vocation to practice family law to work as Legal Assistants providing paralegal support in our busy family team.

Download more information about the role and the application process.

Shelter_360x180 (red)Shelter seeks a Solicitor in Norwich. Closing date Sunday 29 January 2017.

Shelter is looking to recruit a solicitor to join their busy office in Norwich.

For further detail of the role download more information here and to apply follow this link.

MackLaw-Logo-Gold-v2Mackintosh Law seeks an Assistant Solicitor. Closing date Wednesday 1 February 2017.

Mackintosh Law is a dynamic, energetic legal aid practice with a national reputation located near London Bridge advising and representing disabled people in proceedings under the MCA in the Court of Protection including community care law. They are seeking a solicitor to join their committed mental capacity team to work alongside Nicola Mackintosh QC (Hon) undertaking complex and strategic casework in the Court of Protection.

Download more information here and visit Mackintosh Law’s website for more information about the firm.

Edwards Duthie - Jan 17

Edwards Duthie Solicitors is seeking a Housing Solicitor / Caseworker. Closing date Friday 20 January 2017.

Edwards Duthie is a large and long-established firm with offices in East London and Essex. They are seeking an experienced solicitor or caseworker to join their Community Law Team for a period of 12 months from March 2017 to cover maternity leave.

For more information about the firm and role and details on how to apply see here.

tvedwardsTV Edwards is seeking a Family Paralegal. Closing date Sunday 15 January 2017.

TV Edwards is seeking a paralegal to join their Family Department based in London. For further information about the role download a summary of the role and if you are interested in applying download the detailed information pack.

To apply you must use the firm application form, which can be downloaded from here.

Family Law Partnership - Dec 16The Family Law Practice is seeking a Paralegal. Closing date Friday 20 January 2017.

The Family Law Practice is a specialist Family Law firm committed to Access to Justice. Our clients are assisted both privately and through legal Aid. We cover all areas of Family Law to help our clients in the East End of London and beyond.

We are seeking an enthusiastic colleague to work on a range of family law cases, both legally aided and privately funded, under supervision. The position is for a paralegal with a view to a training contract after a successful paralegal placement.

Applicants should have:

  • LPC /BPTC

  • An active interest in Family Law

  • An ability able to work independently and as part of a busy team

  • Excellent communication skills

  • A professional, empathetic approach to clients

  • A strong desire to make a real difference

The firm is owned and run by Andrew Beale. Andrew runs a busy caseload and undertakes advocacy. The position will provide a fantastic opportunity to learn and develop excellent skills with guidance.

Start date as soon as possible.

Salary £18,000.

Apply with CV and covering letter by email to April Mitchell: april@famlawpractice.co.uk

Visit us www.famlawpractice.co.uk

coram_logo_Dec16Coram Children’s Legal Centre is seeking a Community Care Paralegal. Closing date Friday 6 January 2017.

The Legal Practice Unit within Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC) is seeking to recruit a paralegal. CCLC is part of the Coram group of charities and specialises in law and policy affecting children and young people. CCLC’s Legal Practice Unit provides legal advice, assistance and representation to children and young people, parents and carers across its practice areas: community care law, family law, education law and asylum and human rights law.

For more information and to download an application form visit CCLC’s website here.

coram_logo_Dec16Coram Children’s Legal Centre is seeking a Head of Education Law. Closing date Monday 9 January 2017.

CCLC is looking for a suitably skilled and experienced person to take on the role of ‘Head of Education Law‘ in its Legal Practice Unit.

The Legal Practice Unit (within CCLC) is a strong department of 15 lawyers who provide legal casework services to members of the public. It works across the following areas of law: Community care; Immigration and asylum; Family law; and Education law. It holds relevant legal aid contracts for each of those areas of law.

For more information visit CCLC’s website here.

Saunders logo - Nov 16Saunders seeks an experienced Solicitor and a paralegal. Closing date Thursday 8 December 2016

Saunders Law seeks two new members for their Police Misconduct and Civil Liberties team.

For more details about the Solicitor vacancy see here.

For more details about the Paralegal vacancy see here.

Shelter_360x180 (red)Shelter seeks an experienced Housing Solicitor. Closing date Thursday 22 December 2016.

Shelter is looking for an accomplished housing solicitor to join their team based in Stratford, London. For more information about the role please see here.

To apply please visit the application portal here.

Bullivant Law - Nov 16Bullivant Law seeks a criminal defence solicitor or experienced paralegal

Bullivant Law – friendly and established Criminal law practice based in central London have a vacancy for a solicitor [under 3 years PQE] or experienced paralegal to run a case load.

Duty solicitor/ being accredited an advantage but not essential. The initial position is as maternity cover for 12 months but good applicants will have potential to be kept on thereafter.

Salary as per experience within legal aid budgets but generous overtime. Please write with cv in the first instance to abhatoa@bullivantlaw.com

SBA The Solicitors Charity LogoSBA The Solicitors’ Charity seeks two new Trustees. Closing date Monday 19 December 2016.

SBA The Solicitors’ Charity is looking for two new trustees for appointment at the AGM in June 2017. They are interested in individuals with expertise and interest in Legal Aid Personal Injury and Mental Health, so that the Board has a broader understanding of the challenges facing different groups within the profession in this period of considerable change.

For more information about the role and application process see here.

PLP logoPublic Law Project seeks a Practice Manager. Closing date Sunday, 11 December 2016.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a unique, award winning legal charity and NGO based in Central London. The role is full time, with the possibility of part-time as part of a job share arrangement.

For further details download the full advert here and for information on how to apply please visit PLP’s website.

Shelter_360x180Shelter Legal Services seek two Managing Solicitors. Closing date Monday 21 November 2016

Shelter Legal Services team has an enviable national reputation for excellence in the provision of housing law. They are seeking two Managing Solicitors to join their London team. For more information see here.

To download the Job Description and apply visit the recruitment page here.

TV Edwards Solicitors and Advocates LLP seek a Family Paralegal. Closing date Sunday 6 November 2016

TV Edwards LLP is looking to recruit an experienced paralegal to support and strengthen their dedicated team of Family lawyers. The successful applicant will be responsible for assisting senior fee earners on private and public law children cases. There will be an element of billing and general administration attached to the role.

For more information see here and to download a copy of the application pack visit their website here.

Mackintosh Law seek a paralegal / legal assistant. Closing date Friday 19 October 2016

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. They are seeking a paralegal / legal assistant to assist the head of our busy practice at London Bridge in specialist casework.

For more information about the role and the application process see here.

Footner & Ewing Solicitors is seeking two Duty Solicitors, closing date Wednesday 12 October 2016

Footner & Ewing Solicitors provide a personal, caring service to private and business clients across a wide range of areas of practice. They are seeking two Duty Solicitors, preferably one with Higher Rights, based out of their Southampton office. For further information about the firm see here.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Interviews: Late October or early November

To apply please send a copy of your CV to Partner Neil Puttock: np@footner-ewing.co.uk

Beck Fitzgerald is seeking a Paralegal, closing date Thursday 6 October 2016

Beck Fitzgerald is a specialist Family Law firm committed to Access to Justice and the rights of the individual.

They are seeking an enthusiastic colleague to work on a range of family law cases, both legally aided and privately funded, under supervision. The position is for a paralegal with a view to a training contract after a successful paralegal placement.

For further information about the role and the application process see here

Mary Ward Legal Centre is currently seeking a Project Support Worker, closing date Wednesday 28 September 2016, 5pm (and please see other MWLC vacancies below)

Mary Ward is looking for a Project Support Worker to provide a telephone and face-to-face triage service to Legal Centre clients and Adult Education Centre students and provide other administrative support to the both Centres of the Mary Ward Settlement. Good communication, organisational and team working skills essential. The post is 21 hours a week.

Full-time equivalent salary: £20,265 – £22,632 (pro-rata for 21 hours)

Closing date: 28 September 5pm

For more information visit their website: http://www.marywardlegal.org.uk/about-us/job-opportunities/

Mary Ward does not accept CVs.

Registered charity number 1024148.

Greenwich Housing Rights currently has two recruitment processes:

Greenwich Housing Rights is one of the leading providers of social welfare legal advice in South East London. They are currently looking to recruit a new Director and three Housing Paralegals.

Director – closing date Thursday, 6 October 2016, 5pm

GHR is seeking a new Director to continue the process of transforming their services, external relations, income streams and infrastructure.

Salary: Up to £50,000 p.a. (depending on experience) + pension contribution

Full-time – 35 hours per week (with the requirement for occasional evening work)

Closing date for applications – Thursday 29th September (5pm)

Fist Interview: Week commencing 3 October 2016

Second Stage: Week commencing 10 October 2016

For more information and details of how to apply download the advert here.

Housing Paralegals (3) – closing date Friday 30 September 2016, 5pm

GHR is seeking three full-time paralegals to join its busy team of caseworkers and solicitors.

The successful candidates will be involved in delivering a range of advice and casework services, including their emergency representation services at Bromley and Woolwich County Court. They will also assist with the training and support of volunteer advisers and students on placement.

In recent years GHR has experienced a surge in demand for housing advice and representation and it is seeking to expand its team to cater for that demand.

Experience of related areas of law, such as welfare benefits, community care and public law will be an advantage.

Salary: £19,500 (+ 5% pension contribution)

These are permanent roles which may, depending on performance and business need, lead to training contracts.

Full-time – 35 hours per week (with the requirement for occasional evening work)

Closing date for applications – Friday 30 September 2016 (5pm)

Interview – week commencing 10 October 2016

GHR is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

To discuss this further or request a copy of the application pack please contact Tracey Trotman: tracey.trotman@grhr.co.uk

Mary Ward Legal Centre currently has two recruitment processes:

(1) Money Advice Caseworker. Closing date Wednesday 21 September 2016, 5pm

The post is 28 hours a week. You will need at least two years’ experience of delivering specialist debt advice. The post includes outreach sessions across London, in particular in Redbridge, Haringey and Enfield.

For more information visit their website: http://www.marywardlegal.org.uk/about-us/job-opportunities/

Actual pro-rata salary: £23,692.

Closing date: 21 September 5pm

Interviews: 3 October

(2) Two temporary Welfare Benefits Caseworkers: Closing date Wednesday 21 September 2016, 5pm

These posts will provide specialist advice and casework to Camden residents with a disability and/or long-term health condition. These posts are full-time up to 31 March 2017.

For more information visit our website: http://www.marywardlegal.org.uk/about-us/job-opportunities/

Salary: £29,616

Closing date: 21 September 5pm

Interviews: 4 October

Mary Ward does not accept CVs.

Registered charity number 1024148.

GT Stewart Solicitors and Advocates seek Community Care Supervising Solicitor

We are currently recruiting a solicitor with at least 3 years post qualified experience to supervise our community care team based in London. Candidates must be competent in all areas of community care law and have a passion for representing vulnerable clients. The candidate must be familiar with legal aid funding criteria. We are offering a competitive salary and opportunities for progression within this expanding and dynamic department within the firm.

Salary and benefits will be negotiable and will reflect experience or potential of the candidate.

Please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@gtstewart.co.uk

Steel & Shamash seek parliamentary elections, media and defamation lawyer

Steel & Shamash is seeking a 4-5 years PQE civil litigator in this varied and interesting role. The successful applicant will work within a team dealing with high profile litigation.

Salary according to experience.

Please apply with CV and covering letter to Practice Manager Pamela Pillay-Sylvester: pamela.psylvester@steelandshamash.co.uk

Wilson Solicitors LLP recruitment

Billing Manager and Junior Administrative Assistant

For more information see: http://www.wilsonllp.co.uk/current-vacancies/