England and Wales Completed and passed (or expect to pass by 14 March 2024) the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or have an UG degree and completed and passed SQE Part 1.
Areas of Law
Housing, Immigration, Welfare Benefits
Unit 1, St. Anne Street, off 789 Commercial Road, London, E14 7HG
Starting Salary and Hours
£28,000 p.a. and 35 hours per week
Interview Date 1: Monday 15 January 2024 Interview Date 2: Tuesday 16 January 2024
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Tower Hamlets Law Centre helps some of the most vulnerable people in London’s East End. Since our foundation in 1975, we have earned a fine reputation amongst our clients and supporters as skilled and determined legal advisers to the local community.
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Under supervision, to provide legal advice and representation in welfare benefits, housing and immigration law while gaining competency to practice as a solicitor.
To undertake a Justice First Fellowship project to increase access to justice.
To provide legal advice and assistance on a wide range of welfare benefits, housing and immigration problems
To undertake litigation and advocacy in the County Court on behalf of individual and client groups.
To represent or assist in the representation of clients under the Housing Loss Prevention Advice Service on a rota basis.
To generate income for the law centre through Legal Aid Agency funding of cases and by claiming costs from other parties where possible.
To keep up to date with changes in relevant legislation through attendance at training courses and by reading relevant specialist law journals.
To undertake casework administration in accordance with Legal Aid Agency requirements and to bill and cost cases.
To assist in daytime and evening advice sessions and undertake all necessary follow up work.
To assist in outreach sessions as and when required.
To engage in project work, campaigning, training, publicity and information work and support to other agencies as required.
Ensure that all advice, casework and representation complies with the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority, our Lexcel quality mark, the Legal Aid Agency Quality Assurance standards, our funders, and any other Law Centre approved policies and procedures.
To work under the professional supervision of the law centre’s Training Principal and relevant specialist Supervisors.
To attend staff meetings convened by the Training Principal, Supervisors, Chief Executive and/or Senior Solicitor, including meetings of the Board of Trustees if required.
To undertake training, including professional training, as required.
To undertake project work as required by the terms of the Justice First Fellowship.
To work in accordance with the law centre’s policies and procedures as set out in its Office Manual and amended from time to time. We place particular emphasis on our Confidentiality and Equal Opportunities policies.
To assist in cover arrangements during the absence of other members of staff or at times of pressure.
To undertake your own typing, filing, word processing and billing of cases.
To undertake any other duties as may be reasonably required.
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