Market rate
19 Mar 2018
16 Apr 2018
Jonathan Barber
Full time
Contract type
Join one of the UK’s leading housing teams in south east London

The Firm
A friendly High Street firm in Lewisham, South East London, established for ten years and serving the local and wider area. This full-service practice deals with family, crime, housing, community care, elderly client services, and general private client as well as public law.  The firm is now looking for a solicitor or experienced legal executive to join the Chambers- recommended housing team which has represented clients in a number of leading cases. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious lawyer with a commitment to representing the more vulnerable members of society who is looking to advance his or her career in this rewarding and challenging area of law.

The Role
The housing team is regularly instructed in a wide range of matters, representing publicly-funded tenants against local authorities and housing associations; the homeless and those in adverse possession. Matters undertaken also include disrepair, unlawful eviction, repossession, and the team appears regularly in applications for judicial review. The team also advises on applicants for housing who fall outside the provisions of the Housing Act 1996, (for instance due to immigration status) liaising with the community care and public law teams.

The Candidate
You will be a solicitor of 1 – 3 years’ PQE or a similarly experienced legal executive;
The firm is looking for someone with a real team ethos who can liaise with other departments and has exceptional communication skills;
You should be committed to representing vulnerable members of society;
Fluency in a second language would be useful, although it is not esential:
You will have a robust, determined and problem-solving approach.

For further details of this housing law vacancy, please contact Jonathan quoting reference JB01568201



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