Lawstop (Brighton/Hybrid) – Housing Paralegal

Salary: £24,000 per year

Job type: full-time

Schedule: Monday-Friday

Experience: paralegal – 1 year (preferred)

No closing date

Lawstop, an expanding legal aid law practice, is seeking top calibre Housing paralegals/caseworkers.

The position will involve conducting initial client interviews and recording their instructions,
advising clients, communicating with external bodies, time recording, and general
administrative duties.

We require a mature, self-motivated individual with excellent spoken and written
communication skills, the ability to quickly absorb legal information and to conduct legal
research. You will have very good organisational and time management skills and be able to
produce documents to tight deadlines. Patience and tact are necessary as you will be
assisting vulnerable people whose welfare is our priority.

As a case worker joining our friendly team, we will provide support and on-going training;
however, you must have enough experience to hit the ground running. We are a versatile
and adaptive practice with a unique approach to the delivery of legal services. Make a
difference, join Lawstop.

This long-term position would be ideal for a person seeking experience in housing,
community care or education law and who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.

Duties will include:

  • Meeting clients (either in person or by video call)
  • Taking detailed instructions
  • Drafting correspondence
  • Drafting legal documents
  • Compiling bundles
  • Instructing counsel and experts (such as psychologists/psychiatrists)
  • Making applications for legal aid
  • Liaising with other solicitors
  • Reporting to the Legal Aid Agency
  • Attending court with counsel (either in person or by telephone/video)

You must have:

  • A strong academic background with a Law degree
  • Initiative
  • Time management skills
  • A desire to want to help people
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Experience working with vulnerable people
  • Legal aid experience is very desirable.

The recruitment process will fully comply with GDPR and other applicable laws. Background
checks including CRB / DBS checks will establish your eligibility to work in the UK and
suitability to the role.

Lawstop is committed to Equal Opportunities and embraces diversity of its staff. The
Company strives to ensure that our staff reflects the diversity of the communities we serve,
which is reflective at all levels within our workforce.

We guarantee an interview for candidates that disclose a disability and meet the essential
requirements for the post. Please provide additional details in your covering letter if this
applies.

How to apply: please provide CV and covering letter to Mary Bennett at maryb@lawstop.co.uk