Oliver Fisher (London) - Housing Solicitor (NQ - 2PQ)

Job Type: Full-time

NQ - 2PQE Housing Solicitor Required

We are looking for a Solicitor with a strong Housing and Property litigation (Legal Aid) background with at least 1-2 years PQE experience if possible. We are a Legal 500 recognised firm, employing over 25 staff. The successful candidate will be joining an established department of 4 fee-earners. The department has recently experienced an increase in the volume of new client work. This role will involve dealing with a broad range of Social Housing, Property, and Landlord and Tenant disputes. This will include possession proceedings, unlawful evictions, homelessness matters, property disputes and disrepair matters. The successful candidate will have experience in dealing with publicly funded as well as private matters. Experience in dealing with cases funded by way of alternative funding agreements such as conditional fee agreements will be helpful.

Key Skills Required:

•To have a working knowledge of the Legal Aid Portal •To have relevant housing law experience and have a passion for this area of work. •The ability to manage a busy and varied workload, working independently and as part of a team. •To have a good eye for detail •The ability to take on a supervisory roll and manage and supervise Trainees and Paralegals will be an advantage. •To demonstrate continuous professional development throughout your career. •To demonstrate a broad range of experience in housing law, in respect of both publicly funded and private matters. •Advocacy skills will be an advantage although not a necessity. •Excellent IT skills •Be professional, have a pro-active approach and excellent client care skills. •The ideal candidate would be able spot opportunities for business development and the enhancement of the current services offer throughout the firm. A competitive remuneration package is on offer to the right candidate.

Salary: £30,000 - £36,000 per annum