LOCUM HOUSING SOLICITOR

Location
London
Salary
Market Rate
Posted
11 Apr 2018
Closes
09 May 2018
Ref
AP01944761
Contact
Ajay Patel
Position
Solicitor
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Locum/Contract
Housing Solicitor with LAA Supervisor Status sought on a locum basis for initially four weeks in London.

The Firm
Our client is a niche property practice staffed by expert lawyers and dedicated support staff serving commercial and individual clients in contentious and non-contentious property issues. Located within easy reach of excellent transport links around the capital and beyond they endeavour to achieve the optimum outcome for clients at all times. Recognising the importance of giving back, they play an active role in the local communities and have built a loyal and growing client base.

The Role
We are now actively seeking a dynamic Locum Housing Solicitor with Legal Aid Agency Supervisor status for a busy team located in North London. Available from the 7th of May for a minimum of four weeks, the successful Solicitor will manage a broad and varied caseload incorporating private and publicly-funded housing matters for a broad client base. Matters will include: rent arrears; homelessness; possession proceedings under the Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme; disrepairs; illegal evictions; emergency injunctions; judicial reviews and County Court litigation. The ideal Solicitor will therefore possess strong negotiation and advocacy skills as well as solid previous experience of public funding procedures.
Additionally in their capacity as a Supervisor, the successful Solicitor will be required to assist and supervise casework, ensuring all work is being carried out competently and performance manage their team through the use of one to ones and service planning. This is a hands-on locum assignment with the possibility of going permanent for the right Solicitor.

The Candidate
Applications are welcomed from a qualified Solicitors with solid experience gained within a well-regarded Housing department;
Legal Aid Agency Supervisor Status in Housing and experience of the Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme will be essential;
The candidate must be available from the 7th of May for a minimum of 4 weeks;
Possess excellent technical skills to include a good working knowledge of LAA requirements and procedures;
Have a consistently strong academic record with a minimum of a 2:1 at degree level;
Demonstrate first class client care and communication skills across all levels;
Be able to manage a full and varied caseload with minimal supervision, meeting tight deadlines and maintaining high levels of accuracy.

LOCUM HOUSING SOLICITOR

For further details of this Locum Housing Solicitor vacancy, please contact Ajay quoting reference AP01944761.



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