Litigation Solicitor (Housing Disrepair)
£41,500 per annum, plus PRP scheme
Full-time, two year fixed-term contract
Location: Based in London N17
Newlon Housing Trust is a successful charitable housing association and one of the major providers of new affordable housing in north and east London.
We have an opportunity for an experienced solicitor to join our Repairs and Maintenance Team within our Property Services Department.
You will manage a caseload of claims against Newlon Housing relating to the Housing Disrepair Protocol, Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Homes (Fit for Human Habitation) Act. You will manage these cases through the complete legal process and instruct appointed Legal representatives when necessary. In addition, you will work closely with the team’s Disrepair Surveyor and appointed contractors to ensure agreed works are completed and may, from time to time, carry out other legal duties related to other areas of work within the organisation.
A qualified solicitor with proven experience of relevant caseloads and a recognised practising certificate, you will have a thorough understanding of Housing Law and Housing Disrepair Pre-Action Protocol, and an understanding of Civil Procedure Rules. An excellent negotiator and communicator, you will be at ease communicating with a variety of organisations and internal/external contacts.
In return you can expect 27 days holiday, a non-contributory pension, excellent benefits and flexi time. You will also be part of the award-winning Hale Village regeneration project. Our offices are situated just two minutes’ walk from the major transport interchange at Tottenham Hale.
To apply, please visit our website: www.newlon.org.uk/vacancies
Closing date: Monday 1st November 2021- 23:59pm.
Assessment date: Tuesday 9th November - Friday 12th November 2021.
Interview date: Wednesday 24th November - Friday 26th November 2021 (Newlon Office).
No agencies please.
Newlon Housing Trust is a charitable housing association and a committed Equal Opportunities employer. We are committed to learning and development for our staff.