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April 2018 – we have a Vacancy for a qualified Solicitor and if not already experienced in Housing Law must be willing to develop the skills and knowledge to conduct housing casework.

The position is full time, 35 hours per week

The salary is between £27668 – £30153 pa (NJC Pay scale: 31-34) depending on experience, with holidays of 27 days plus statutory per annum.

The Law Centre also makes a 5% pension contribution to employees chosen pension or Nest scheme

  • Wiltshire Law Centre is a not for profit advice agency specialising in free advice in the areas of Housing, Welfare Benefits and Debt. The aim of the service is to reduce the risk of homelessness, assisting clients with Benefit appeals and reduced indebtedness.
  • Suitable candidates must be a qualified Solicitor and if not already experienced in Housing
  • Law must be willing to develop the skills and knowledge to conduct housing casework
  • Training will be provided
  • There is an emphasis on achieving successful outcomes, and there is a variety of Legal work carried out under Certificated LAA work using the CCMS system under our LAA Housing advice contract
  • Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme contract, as well as providing advice to clients under our other non LAA funding
  • The position will involve close working with colleagues, courts and court staff, the local Council, Housing Associations and other local agencies.

Requests for information pack including job description, please contact Richard Hazell at: richard.hazell@wiltslawcentre.co.uk

If you would like to discuss this position, please contact Richard Hazell on 01793 486926.

Application closing date: 4pm, Monday 7th May 2018

Interview date: Friday 11th May 2018 (provisional)

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November 2017 ——-Latest news ——— Our senior solicitor, Richard Hazell has been awarded the President’s Outstanding Achievement Award by Gloucester and Wiltshire’s Law Society! He was chosen due to 36 years of dedication to legal aid and helping vulnerable clients – Well done Richard!

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February 2017 ——-Latest news ——— We were delighted by the generosity of Wichelstowe Waitrose Shoppers who raised us £200 through the green token Community Matters Scheme! Thank you very much!

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October 2016 ——-Latest news ——— Our Trainee Solicitor Heather Reilly and Trustee Kelly Jones took part in the Access to Justice Oxford Legal Walk and raised £455.50 for our law centre!  They surpassed their target of £200. The money raised will be used to help expand the services we offer here at Wiltshire Law Centre, so keep your eyes peeled for more on this! Well done girls!

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July 2016 ——-Latest news ———- Wiltshire Law Centre are delighted to announce our success with a Grant from The Wiltshire Community Foundation – who have generously funded us for the next 3 years to assist with the essential training of our Solicitors and Advisers – keeping up them up to date with changes in legislation in order that we can continue to do the the very best for our clients – thank you Wiltshire Community Foundation!