Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
Shelter Legal Services has an enviable national reputation for excellence in the provision of housing law. Our national team of solicitors, advisers, legal writers and support staff provide specialist housing legal advice and representation to those who are homeless, at risk of homeless or in bad housing. Our legal services are primarily funded through legal aid and we now provide a no win no fee service. We provide consultancy, training and Shelter Legal online resource to the housing sector.
Shelter Children’s Legal Service is a specialist service, based within Shelter’s legal team in London. We represent young people, children and families with housing problems across the country and seeks to put children’s interests at the heart of housing decisions.
Shelter has a long history of seeking to assist the development of English law in the field of homelessness and issues of inadequate housing through litigation. As part of this work, Shelter Legal Services takes on test cases and undertakes policy work to increase access to justice, develop housing law and increase awareness of the interests of children in decisions of local authorities, housing associations and the courts. Our Children’s Services take the lead on many of the Shelter Legal Interventions.
The trainee would be based within the Shelter Children’s Legal Service, working alongside the solicitors in the team. The trainee will conduct housing casework (including community care and public law elements) and will also be involved in the strategic litigation undertaken by SCLS, including housing test cases and interventions.
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