|Job Title||Trainee Solicitor (Justice First Fellowship)|
|Eligibility||England and Wales
Completed and passed (or expect to pass by 14 March 2024) the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or have an UG degree and completed and passed SQE Part 1.
|Areas of Law||Housing, Immigration, Employment and Discrimination|
|Location||Oakwood House, St Patricks Road, Coventry, CV1 2HL|
|Starting Salary and Hours||£23,883 p.a. and 37 hours per week|
|Organisational Benefits||- 28 days holiday (rising by 1 day per year of service to 35 days after 5 years service) + 8 statutory days
- Access to an employee assistance programme
- Pension contribution
|Interview Dates||Interview Date 1: Thursday 18 January 2024
Interview Date 2: Friday 19 January 2024
Central England Law Centre is the largest Law Centre in the UK. We provide specialist legal advice to people across Central England. Our vision is for a fairer, more just society in which an understanding of rights and their power is embedded within communities. We provide advice and representation to people who cannot afford to pay for it in social care and health, welfare benefits, housing, public law, employment, family and immigration and asylum. We advocate for people, challenge unfair decisions, take cases to the highest courts and work in partnerships with other support services. We also deliver services that help people anticipate problems by acting early and tackling the root cause.
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What can a trainee expect by training at Central England Law Centre?
Working within a multidisciplinary Law Centre covering 7 areas of social welfare law and project work means trainees will gain invaluable experience in social welfare law. We receive over 6,000 enquiries a year for legal advice and open 1200 legal cases a year and provide around 3,500 pieces of detailed legal advice on a one off basis. A trainee will be able to work alongisde fee earners in a variety of areas of law working on case files, assisting with research, interviewing clients, drafting legal documents, advice letters and attending court and representing clients in the Housing Duty Scheme. The traines will have a detailed training plan to ensure that they are exposed to the nexcessary skills required to become a successful solicitor. This plan will be devised with the aim of getting the trainee to a position whereby they can manage their own caseloads. They will be supported in this by having access to high quality IT systems and a case management system. Trainees are encouraged to become involved in the wider work of the Law Centre and in particular our Rights in the Community Strategy. They will therefore also have exposure to partnership working with other social welfare law providers, local universities, statutory organisations in delivering legal solutions and advice at the earliest opportuntity to prevent problems escalating. Working within a Law Centre environment means that a trainee would be able to work in a holistic wat when dealing with client issues which often include cross team working and recognising trends and public law challenges. We also encourage staff participation in setting the direction of the work the Law Centre does, trainees are able to input into strategic planning, operational and project management along with social and wellbeing activities within the Law Centre. We also hold monthly thematic meetings on particular areas of law that all staff can attend and contribute their insights into the latest trends they have identified from casework and contribute to developing new projects and services.
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