Mary Ward Legal Centre 2022
Job Title Trainee Solicitor
Reports to Housing Team Leader
Location London
Hours 35 hours per week
Interview Dates Monday 30th January 2023 & Monday 6th February 2023

The Mary Ward Legal Centre is a pan-London charity providing free legal advice, casework and representation to people on a low income who otherwise could not afford to enforce their legal rights. Our vision is a society where everyone should have access to advice and representation to enable them to secure their legal rights and entitlements. Through the provision of free legal advice we aim to tackle poverty and disadvantage through maximising incomes, reducing debts, saving homes and improving general wellbeing.

We employ solicitors and caseworkers to provide specialist legal advice and representation in the following areas of law: debt, housing and welfare benefits. In addition to our casework service we also run a pro bono advice service with the support of volunteer lawyers, in the areas of: employment, small claims, family, housing, consumer and contract law.

‘Resolving the issues has improved both my mental and physical health. The first time I spoke to Mary Ward Legal Centre a huge burden was lifted. They explained to me my rights and gave my choices of how I could deal with the issues that I hadn’t been told before.’

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