Solicitor


Job description

You will be responsible for a legal caseload entailing specialist advocacy and representation in addition to researching relevant legislation/caselaw. You will be responsible for providing advisers with legal advice and opinion on individual cases and general points of law. You will take the lead role for the identification, co-ordination and development of strategic casework within Housing Rights. As well as working with the Advice Services Team, you will contribute to research and policy development and help with Housing Rights internal publications, news team, website articles and other publications. You must work within the parameters of the NI legal aid scheme..

Responsibilities

  • Providing specialist legal support primarily by undertaking casework and also by providing legal guidance
  • For full list of responsibilities please see detailed job description and person specification on website

Skills and Qualifications

Essential Skills

  • Legally qualified as a solicitor in NI at the time of application
  • Current practising certificate (or entitlement to obtain one) from the Law Society
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of High Court and County Court procedures in NI
  • For full list of essential skills please refer to person specification on website

Desirable Skills

  • At least one years experience working in housing or the voluntary sector.
  • A minimum of one years experience in NI working in a legal environment.
  • For full list of desirable skills please refer to person specification on website

Further Information

Work time: Negotiable Wage: £32,328 - £33,459 per annum pro rata

Vacancy ID
1586342
Job ref.
SOL0123
Job Sector
Legal
Area
Belfast
Location
Belfast, Newtownards Road
Salary
See further information.
No. vacancies
1
Contract Type
Permanent
Weekly hours
18.5
Published date
20/01/2023
Closing date
09/02/2023

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