Matthew Gold & Co Solicitors (London) - Trainee Solicitor

Matthew Gold and Company are proud to announce that our Law Firm has been selected as a Host Organisation for The Justice First Fellowship Scheme.
 
We are delighted to be supporting such an important initiative carried out by The Legal Education Foundation (TLEF). The Justice First Fellowship Scheme is a prestigious Scheme established by the Legal Education Foundation, in partnership with other funding organisations in the social welfare law sector, to support the next generation of students committed to public interest and social justice issues, who want to pursue a career in social welfare law.
 
We are seeking an enthusiastic Trainee Solicitor to join the firm at our North London office based in Finchley. This vacancy is supported by the Justice First Fellowship scheme, as our Practice has been selected as a Host Organisation by The Legal Education Foundation.
 
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 legal aid 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 aim to provide excellent training which will prepare trainees for their future legal careers. The work is varied, and trainees are involved in all aspects of our cases and will undertake a range of activities. We aim to ensure that our trainees are given responsibility appropriate to their experience and have direct client contact.
 
Skills and Experience
We are looking for trainees with a demonstrable commitment to the areas of law we practice and to social justice issues in general. We wish to recruit dynamic yet methodical thinkers with a keen eye for detail. Previous legal experience or work in a related field is desirable and knowledge of legal aid procedures is also an advantage. Strong administrative and organisation skills are required, and previous experience of working in an office is essential.
 
Salary:       £22,000 per annum
Hours:       9:30am - 5:30pm [35 hours per week]
Start:         Winter 2019
Deadline:  5pm on 16 September 2019 
 
Application Process
Applications should be made on by way of an application form which can be found here.  The completed application form can be sent either by email or post. By email to: matthewgoldvacancy@matthewgold.co.uk; or by post to Matthew Gold & Company Limited, 1 st Floor, 2D Lodge Lane, North Finchley, London N12 8AF.