|Job Title||Trainee Solicitor|
|Reports to||Rosaleen Kilbane|
|Location||Birmingham City Centre|
|Hours||9 – 5.30 Monday to Friday with 1pm – 2pm lunchbreak|
The Community Law Partnership (CLP) is an award winning, progressive firm of solicitors specialising in the law relating to Housing, Public Law and Community Care. CLP incorporates the Travellers Advice Team (TAT) – a ground-breaking nationwide advice service for Gypsies and Travellers which is available on 0121 685 8677 between 9.00 am and 1.00 pm Monday to Friday.
The firm was formed in 1999, by the Founding Partners: Chris Johnson, Rosaleen Kilbane and Mike McIlvaney. We aim to provide quality legal services to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged sections of society who, without our assistance, would be denied access to the legal system and to their rights. We aim to give a personal, expert, efficient and friendly service to our clients.
In September 2015, Craig Keenan and Holly Sherratt joined the partnership, and in April 2018, Nashin Akbar, Samitra Balu and Laura Carter joined the partnership. In addition to the Partners, the firm employs solicitors and highly trained and experienced case-workers. It also takes great pride in its trainee development programme, whereby young graduate lawyers are given the training, guidance and hands-on opportunities to develop into experienced professionals. This legal team is ably supported by an administrative staff of sixteen. Our clients come from a wide range of cultures and ethnicities and our team reflects this rich diversity. We do not act for Landlords – private or public.
For further information, visit our website.
Any questions regarding this organisation or the position should be directed to Rosaleen@communitylawpartnership.co.uk
Advising, assisting and representing (under supervision) tenants, homeless people and those in housing need.
Advising and assisting clients with Housing, Community Care and Public Law problems.
Attending appropriate training courses.
You will have targets in terms of chargeable hours and fees billed.
You will also, like all partners and employees of the firm, be asked to help out, as reasonable and appropriate, with the general running of the firm.
You may be required to work outside of normal business hours to meet the demands of the role.
You will agree individual objectives and set priorities in accordance with those objectives;
You will identify own training and professional development needs in consultation with your supervisor and source appropriate support;
You will comply with professional regulation requirements;
You will successfully complete the recognised professional post-graduate training in accordance with the requirement of the Law Society and you will complete the requirements of the Legal Education Foundation Justice First Fellowship.
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