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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 September 2022
  • Salary £26,000 per annum.

 

We are seeking two enthusiastic Trainee Solicitors to join our firm. The training position is available at our office based in Farringdon.

Our Firm

We are a specialist civil liberties firm with two departments: Claimants Against Public Authorities and Public Law. We undertake a broad range of private and public law litigation for Claimants. We are recommended in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.

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.

Our Public Law team act in judicial review challenges against central government, police and local authorities. We have a particular focus on migrant rights and criminal justice judicial reviews.

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

The 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 practice 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. You must either have completed the LPC, be studying it for part-time or pursuing the SQE route. Please see the person specification for further details.

22.06.16 Trainee Job Description and Person Specification

22.06.16 Gold Jennings Trainee Application Form 

Closing date: 31st August 2022

Completed application forms should be emailed to vacancies@goldjennings.co.uk

Please note that we do not accept CVs

Practice Manager

Full Time Position – 9.30am to 5.30 pm

Salary: £38k to £45k (subject to experience)

Location: Farringdon

We are looking for a Practice Manager to join our award-winning legal aid firm in central London. We specialise in civil liberties and human rights cases and have a strong commitment to social justice issues.

We are seeking someone to join our firm’s management team, responsible for managing a small administrative team and reporting directly to the two Directors of the firm. The role provides an exciting opportunity for the successful applicant to lead our business operations (marketing, HR, finance, professional compliance and office facilities) and ensure the smooth running of the firm.

The successful candidate will be highly organised with sound financial literacy and solid commercial awareness. They will have experience in maintaining accreditations; procurement and recruitment processes and working within a regulatory framework. Previous experience of working in a legal practice (particularly a legal aid practice) would be a significant advantage.

Please see see below for the job description, person specification and how to apply:

Practice Manager Job Description – August 2022 

Practice Manager Person Specification. August 2022

Gold Jennings Application Form 2022 – Practice Manager

Completed application forms should be emailed to vacancies@goldjennings.co.uk

Closing date: 19 September 2022