Fellow: Nerys Cookson-Williams

Greenwich Housing Rights

If you think that decent housing is a fundamental human need and right, and are prepared to help us fight to end the blight of homelessness, poor living conditions, discrimination and the threat of eviction to people living in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the surrounding areas, please read on………Based in Woolwich and Bromley, Greenwich Housing rights is a specialist housing charity, representing local people facing eviction and homelessness. We have delivered high quality legal services for over 37 years. We represent clients at court, provide litigation services and through our helpline, telephone and online services and network of local hubs, we provide expert information, advice and support to people in housing crisis. Alongside this, we are committed to tackling the root causes of our client’s housing problems through wider campaigning and policy work.

We have been awarded a grant through the Legal Education Foundation and are looking to appoint a Justice First Fellow /Trainee Solicitor.

We are social justice lawyers fighting for the housing rights of the people of Greenwich and the surrounding areas through litigation services, casework and advice. We provide access to justice for our clients beyond the confines of the current legal aid contract.

This post is open to an LPC graduate (or equivalent) and will suit anyone committed to social welfare law and an interest in the addressing poverty, suffering and distress amongst the most marginalised members of our society.

The candidate will need excellent communication and IT skills and a competence in the use of social media. The candidate must have the ability to thrive as part of a small team.

Through high qualify training and support from our experienced solicitors and caseworkers the candidate will be provided with a broad range of experiences and the support required to develop legal practice skills and expertise in housing law and other areas of social welfare law.

For further information, visit our website.

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