Housing Law Solicitor
Job Title: Housing Law Solicitor
Experience: At least 2 years PQE
Job Type: Full-time, Permanent
Salary Expectation: £30k - 35K +
Location: West London
The successful candidate must have an excellent academic background and a wide range of public funding experience within housing law including all types of possession proceedings, disrepair claims and counterclaims, obtaining Injunctions in harassment and unlawful eviction claims, Homelessness Judicial Review Claims and s.204 Appeals to County Court. Advocacy experience is required as most hearings (excluding Trials) will be conducted by Instructing Solicitors.
We are looking for candidates with experience of working independently with a high level of competence.
The successful candidate will need experience dealing with vulnerable clients, including legal help and legal aid cases and will need to ensure compliance with Legal Aid Agency contract requirements.
The department currently has 2 solicitors and 4 trainees - each team of 1 solicitor and 2 trainees is responsible for hitting team billing targets. The solicitor would be responsible for managing and developing the 2 trainees working in their team.
This is an outstanding opoprtunity to work within a department containing a widely respected people's champion figure in the world of housing law.
Douglas Scott is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.