|Job Title||Trainee Solicitor|
|Reports to||Principal Solicitor|
|Grade/Salary||commencing at £20,500 per annum|
|Interview Dates||Tuesday 31st January 2023 & Tuesday 7th February 2023|
Dundee Law Centre has been established, in some form, for nearly 30 years. We provide free legal advice, assistance and representation to the people of […]
Dundee Law Centre has been established, in some form, for nearly 30 years. We provide free legal advice, assistance and representation to the people of Dundee. The Law Centre deals with a vast and varied case load which include preventing and defending evictions, benefit entitlement and challenging wrong benefit decisions, various other housing issues and debts.
A large proportion of Dundee citizens live in poverty and regularly require legal services but are unable to afford to pay for these services. We help a wide variety of people forced into the civil legal system as a result of adverse circumstances who need advice to navigate the complex system. We take on their legal issues and work with clients to overcome their worst situations by preventing eviction, maximising household income and alleviating debts. We work closely with other advice and support agencies in the city and have strong links with the social landlords in the city as well as with the Scottish Prison Service. We aim to provide a holistic service which not only resolves the legal issue at hand but also provides the client with the support and assistance to prevent re-occurrence of the legal issue.
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The post holder will advise and represent clients by telephone, email, in writing and in person in respect of social welfare law to include housing, evictions, debt and welfare benefits. You will also have the opportunity to appear in Social Welfare and Housing tribunals. Also, in year two, you will have the opportunity to appear in court. You will work with experienced colleagues in a fast-paced environment to gain knowledge in Social Welfare and Housing Law and provide legal advice and representation to a variety of clients.
JOB CHALLENGES AND PROBLEM SOLVING
The post holder is required to maintain a high degree of flexibility in relation to client demands. Clients who require assistance in this area of law can be challenging and demanding. The post holder will be able to explain legal complexities to a varied client base.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WHICH IS SIGNIFICANT BUT NOT COVERED ELSEWHERE IN THIS DESCRIPTION.
Due to the nature of work involved, there might be a requirement to travel to spend time on outreach sites (e.g., local community centres) within the city of Dundee. This will also involve attendance at tribunal and court hearings, mostly within Dundee but may be outwith from time to time.
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