Public Law Project (London) - Casework Paralegal

Will you join our award-winning and thriving team?

We are looking for a capable and ambitious paralegal to join our casework team. The role is one of two paralegal roles (there is also an Administrative Paralegal role). There is an expectation that both paralegals will undertake both casework support and administrative tasks, but there is a greater emphasis on casework support in this role. The role is presently supervised by the Deputy Legal Director, Sara Lomri, but there will be opportunities to work closely with other fee earners.

We invite applications from anyone who meets the job description, but the role is suited to candidates who have completed the Legal Practice Course, aspire to a career as a solicitor in the publicly funded sector and who can demonstrate experience of working with vulnerable individuals. The role is an opportunity to gain real casework experience within a team of lawyers who have solid experience of running judicial reviews and a proven ability to develop cases and ideas independently.

PLP is a growing and lawyer-led access to justice charity, which was founded in 1991. Our vision is a world in which individual rights are respected and public bodies act fairly and lawfully. We act directly for individuals, and are regularly instructed by law firms, lawyers’ groups, such as the Law Centres Network, NGOs and other public interest organisations. We work consistently at the leading edge of access to justice issues and there is always lots of scope for development. Recent high-profile cases have engaged with diverse issues such as the Home Office removals policy, financial eligibility for Legal Aid, and the accessibility of the EU Settlement Scheme. 

PLP funding comes from a range of sources, including legal aid and charitable grants. Our mixed funding model gives the organisation financial security and stability and means that our lawyers are able to work creatively to achievable income targets.

Salary: £23,247 per annum (pro rata if part time)

Hours: Full time (35 hours a week). Requests for part-time working (min 25 hours) and job share considered.

Contract: Permanent

Deadline: The deadline for the application is Monday 25th January 2021 at 11.59pm.

How to apply: For more information the recruitment pack and application form please visit

https://publiclawproject.org.uk/casework-paralegal/