Housing Paralegal

The role of the Paralegal will be to assist fee earners within the Housing team, who specialise in disrepair, homelessness, possession cases and judicial reviews.

The successful candidate will have some previous legal experience, as well as some knowledge of legal aid funding in the context of housing law.

The role will involve building up a caseload, drafting statements, meeting clients to take statements, preparing routine letters, gathering evidence and advising vulnerable clients.

A commitment to upholding the rights of individuals, challenging state bodies and working in the legal aid sector is desirable. An ability to work to deadlines, drafting documents and good client care skills are essential. In addition you should also have excellent communication and written skills, be a good team player and be able to work well under pressure.

Operating from modern central London premises, HJA has a national reputation and will provide a varied and challenging workload.

Due to the situation we are currently facing with the Covid 19 pandemic, the role will entail working from home primarily until such time as the government guidance changes. Therefore the candidate must be able to work independently from home.

Please apply by sending a covering letter and CV, with current salary details to Alice Simmonds at the following email address: asimmonds@hja.net

Closing date for applications is Friday 29 January 2021.

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