|Job Title||Trainee Solicitor|
|Department||Housing and welfare benefits|
|Reports to||Senior Solicitor|
|Hours||35 hours per week - usually 9.30am to 5pm|
Merseyside Law Centre is one of the UK’s newest Law Centres, founded in 2016 and opening its doors to clients in early 2017. Originally a small community advice centre known as Merseyside Welfare Rights, we have been assisting the people of Merseyside with social welfare law issues since the 1970s.
Our overall objective is to combat poverty and homelessness and to fight for social justice. We provide specialist legal advice in housing, homelessness, welfare benefits, asylum and debt issues to some of the most vulnerable and deprived people in our region.
Our main office is located in Bold Street in the heart of the City of Liverpool. We have an office in Dovecot and provide community outreach advice services in venues across Merseyside.
We have a long and successful history of training Social Welfare lawyers, many of whom have remained in the sector. These include 2 Justice First Fellows and a Law Society Diversity Access Scheme (DAS) PLUS scholarship recipient.
For further information, visit our website.
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Our Trainee Solicitor will contribute to the delivery of legal services undertaken by Merseyside Law Centre whilst at the same time completing a training contract recognised by the Law Society.
Merseyside Law Centre specialises in Social Welfare Law and can offer seats in housing and welfare benefits. A third seat may be available by secondment to another organisation in an area of law to be agreed between the law centre and the trainee solicitor.
A training contract at Merseyside Law Centre will provide a thorough grounding in conducting client casework. Previous trainees have obtained employment with a diverse range of legal advice providers.
Under appropriate supervision the Trainee Solicitor will:
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