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We are an expanding claimant practice specialising in public law and human rights, civil actions against the police and other public bodies, inquests and community care/migrant rights cases. We are campaigning lawyers with a commitment to social justice issues and legal aid.

Vacancies

Required Two Trainee Solicitors – Human Rights Specialist Law Firm

  • Location – Farringdon, EC1 4JP
  • Full-time role – 9.30-5.30 [35 hours per week].
  • Starting August 2021 and late Autumn, likely to be the end of October 2021
  • Salary circa £22,800 per annum.

 

We are seeking 2 enthusiastic Trainee Solicitor/Chartered Legal Executives to join the firm. Training positions are available at our office based in Farringdon.

Our firm

The firm is a specialist civil liberties firm and applicants will work across our Claims against Public Authorities and Public Law and Community care teams. We are a friendly and dynamic team with work that is often unusual and requires a lot of lateral thinking across a number of disciplines. The firm is a recommended Legal 500 firm undertaking a broad range of private and public law litigation.

Our Civil Claims team act for Claimants in a range of inquest and private law claims against public authorities. We specialise particularly in actions against the police for abuse of power and misconduct, with most of our cases raising human rights arguments.

The public law and community care team act in a broad range of judicial review challenges against public bodies. We have a particular focus on migrant rights and police law.

As a firm we remain committed to continuing to undertake publicly funded work and acting for marginalised individuals and groups. The majority of our cases are funded by legal aid.

The role

Our Trainees will undertake seats within our Civil Claim teams and Public law teams We offer excellent training with trainees having a lot responsibility and client contact.

The work is varied and will involve undertaking a range of activity including legal research, assisting with case preparation, completing legal aid funding applications, attendance in client meetings, conferences and at Court, taking witness evidence, drafting instructions and correspondence to clients, court and defendants and billing assistance. It will also include administrative work such as document and file management. Further details of the role can be found in the job description.

Skills and Experience

We are looking for dynamic yet methodical thinkers with a keen eye for detail. Previous paralegal experience is desirable, and experience or a demonstrable commitment to the areas of law we practise is desirable. Knowledge of legal aid procedures is also an advantage. Strong administrative and organisational skills are required, and previous experience of working in an office is essential. Please see the person specification for further details.

Closing date: 7th May

Interviews: Interviews are expected to take place in late May

For more information and how to apply please see the person specification and complete the application form available on the following links:

Trainee and Person Specification 2021

Matthew Gold Application Form 2021

Completed application forms should be emailed to: matthewgoldvacancy@matthewgold.co.uk

Please note that we do not accept CVs.