Lawstop (Hammersmith and Brighton) – Community Care Solicitor

Job Description: Community Care Solicitor
Reporting to: Joanne Bennett – Director
Location: Hammersmith and Brighton
Responsible for: Paralegal
Salary: £34,000 starting
Closing date: 29 April 2023

Lawstop is a specialist firm of solicitors with offices in London, Brighton, Cornwall, Somerset, Hull, the Wirral, Sandwell, Leicestershire, and Rutland. As Community Care Solicitors we are specialists when it comes to challenging decisions which have been made by the likes of Children’s or Adult’s Social Services, where it is believed that they have acted unlawfully in the provision of services to a range of people, including but not limited to, disabled or vulnerable people, children and the elderly.

We are recruiting an experienced Community Care Solicitor to join to join our dynamic legal aid practice. With a modern approach, the firm are legal experts within their areas of law and pride ourselves on high levels of client care, providing an outstanding service at all times. We require a self-motivated individual with excellent communication and written skills. You will be highly organised, able to manage a varied workload and work well under pressure. Patience and tact are necessary as you will be assisting vulnerable people whose welfare is our priority. Sound knowledge of legal aid funding is required.

As a solicitor joining our friendly and expanding 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, and we work hard to achieve the best results for our clients.

Community Care Solicitor
We are looking for:
– A committed and passionate solicitor with good knowledge of community care and public law,
current policies, and legal aid. You will need to share our passion for access to justice, have good
knowledge of the legal aid scheme.
– The successful applicant will have solid experience of running a diverse community care/public law
claimant case load and will demonstrate a solid commitment to upholding the rights of vulnerable
people in society.
– You will be working with colleagues specialising in housing and public law.

Job Type: Full-time, Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm