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Litigation Solicitor/CILEX Lawyer/Enrolled Barrister

Southern Housing Group
Farringdon – hybrid working
£42,400-£57,000 pa
Closing date
15 Apr 2024

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Litigation Solicitor/CILEX Lawyer/Enrolled Barrister  
£42,400-£57,000 pa (depending on experience) + excellent benefits
Farringdon – hybrid working

This is a great opportunity to work in-house in a friendly and supportive environment where you’ll be providing high quality legal advice and representation on litigation related matters to Southern Housing and its group. This will involve a varied caseload, as well as assisting more junior team members with more straightforward matters.  As an in-house team we also deal with a wide variety of contentious legal queries which you will support the business with.


What you’ll be doing


Managing a caseload of typical housing management litigation cases such as, but not limited to, disrepair, injunctions, possession, leasehold disputes. Dealing with and providing advice and support on other contentious matters. Complying with the processes and procedures established in the team to ensure the efficient and effective provision of litigation and housing management disputes to Southern Housing in line with our HEART values. Liaising with colleagues at all levels across the organisation and our resident’s legal advisers. Building and maintaining effective working relationships with contacts with all of the team’s stakeholders – colleagues, resident’s solicitors, partners outside the Legal Services team and other third parties. Ensuring confidentiality, sensitivity and a professional approach in all activities. Providing cover for other members of the Litigation team in their absence and guidance/support to more junior team members. If you choose to, following a development pathway to grow your legal career with us. What you’ll need


You’ll be either a qualified CILEX Lawyer, Solicitor or Barrister with a practicing certificate Litigation and housing management experience (particularly working in social housing or for other public sector bodies) Experience of dealing with litigation matters (including housing management matters) Excellent IT skills in particular Microsoft Office suite and Outlook and able to work within a case management system. Ability to present information in a variety of forms to a high standard, including excellent verbal and written communication skills Excellent legal drafting skills The ambition to provide a fantastic service as part of the Legal Services Team.

You’ll be based at one of our main offices in either Farringdon or Croydon with the option for working in a hybrid way when appropriate and as agreed with your manager. You’ll often have to travel between those two offices.  You may also be required to travel occasionally to our other offices at Isle of Wight, Maidstone or Sittingbourne.

Our starting salary for lawyers is circa £53,000 for those with 3 years PQE or two years’ experience as a qualified lawyer with Southern Housing, and £42,400 for newly qualified lawyers. 

Closing date: Sunday 24th March 2024 at 23:59pm. Please note that we will be reviewing applications and conducting interviews on an ongoing basis. We reserve the right to close the advert early so it is important that you submit your application as early as possible.


About us

At Southern Housing, our residents are at the heart of everything we do. As one of the largest housing providers in the UK with over 77,000 homes across London, the Southeast, the Isle of Wight, and the Midlands, we give over 167,000 people somewhere affordable to call their own! We also understand the difference that safe, secure, and affordable homes can make to people’s lives.


A career at Southern Housing will allow you to make a difference every day you come to work. Working in the housing sector with us will bring fresh challenges and give you the opportunity to grow and develop, too.


Inclusion and Diversity

We work hard to create a diverse and inclusive culture and environment where people are respected for who they are. Encouraging inclusion is not just about protected characteristics, it’s about celebrating differences of thought, opinion, experience and perspective of each individual. We’re all different in our own way and we want our colleagues to feel comfortable, that they belong, and are safe to be themselves at work, without fear of being judged or excluded, but valued for their contribution to our One Team approach.






Southern Housing Group is one of the largest housing associations in southern England and has a well-established reputation as a successful business with social objectives. The Group provides a housing management service to a range of tenures including social rent, affordable rent, shared ownership and outright sales.

We provide housing services to more than 70,000 customers who live in our almost 30,000 properties. With circa 1,000 employees, we’re an organisation that’s going places.

We are a member of the G15, which represents London's 15 largest housing associations. The G15 houses one in ten Londoners and builds a quarter of London's new homes.

Southern Housing Group won the “Housing Association of the Year” award at the WhatHouse? Awards 2018. The Group also won the award for “2018 Best Large Development” at the National Housing Awards for our development at Bow River Village.

Our award winning in-house legal team has won two national accolades for its work. Although a small team, they pride themselves on working collaboratively and supporting career development and progression. 

At Southern Housing Group, people are at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to equality, diversity & inclusion and celebrate  rich diversity of backgrounds, culture and experience. We want our staff to reflect the communities we serve.

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01403 220669
59- 61 Clerkenwell Road

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