Gold Jennings (London) - Trainee Solicitor

Gold Jennings

Required Trainee Solicitor – Human Rights Specialist Law Firm

  • Location – Farringdon, EC1 4JP
  • Full-time role – 9.30-5.30 [35 hours per week].
  • Starting September 2022
  • Salary £26,000 per annum.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Trainee Solicitor to join our firm. The training position is available at our office based in Farringdon.

 

Our Firm

We are a specialist civil liberties firm with two departments: Claimants Against Public Authorities and Public Law. We undertake a broad range of private and public law litigation for Claimants. We are recommended in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.

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.

Our Public Law team act in judicial review challenges against central government, police and local authorities. We have a particular focus on migrant rights and criminal justice judicial reviews.

As a firm we remain committed to continuing to undertake publicly funded work and acting for marginalised individuals and groups. The majority of our cases are funded by legal aid.

The Role

The Trainee will undertake seats within our Civil Claim teams and Public law teams We offer excellent training with trainees having a lot responsibility and client contact.

The work is varied and will involve undertaking a range of activity including legal research, assisting with case preparation, completing legal aid funding applications, attendance in client meetings, conferences and at Court, taking witness evidence, drafting instructions and correspondence to clients, court and defendants and billing assistance. It will also include administrative work such as document and file management. Further details of the role can be found in the job description.

Skills and Experience

We are looking for a dynamic yet methodical thinker with a keen eye for detail. Previous paralegal experience is desirable, and experience or a demonstrable commitment to the areas of law we practice is desirable. Knowledge of legal aid procedures is also an advantage. Strong administrative and organisational skills are required, and previous experience of working in an office is essential. You must either have completed the LPC, be studying it for part-time or pursuing the SQE route. Please see the person specification for further details.

22.06.16 Trainee Job Description and Person Specification

22.06.16 Gold Jennings Trainee Application Form 

Closing date: 31st August 2022 5pm

Completed application forms should be emailed to vacancies@goldjennings.co.uk

Please note that we do not accept CVs.