South West London Law Centres (SWLLC), one of the largest and most progressive Law
Centres in the country, is offering a training contract to become a solicitor.
The position is defined as a two-year training contract. It is a full-time position of 37.5 hours per week, generally 9:30am to 5:30pm with a 30-minute lunch break. The postholder will report to the Training Principal and Head of Legal Practice, but will have functional links to team leaders, caseworkers and branch administration. The salary will be £19,600 per annum including London weighting, rising by increments to £24,181 including London weighting subject to performance.
This is an exciting opportunity to undertake a traineeship in social welfare law. The Law Centre works across six South West London boroughs (Croydon, Merton, Kingston, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth) helping people to understand and enforce their legal rights. In doing so, it addresses the root causes of social injustice – poverty, family breakdown, unemployment and exploitation.
Every year, SWLLC helps thousands of people from all walks of life that would otherwise be unable to afford the services of a lawyer. In 2013 - 2014, SWLLC provided a face-to-face service to nearly 9,000 people through our casework, emergency representation as housing court duty solicitor and by running one of the largest pro bono clinic services in the country.
The Law Centre has 20 casework staff of whom 12 are solicitors. The casework staff are divided into the following teams; debt, employment, housing and immigration. Community care and welfare rights work is undertaken within the housing team.
Further details and an application form are available fromhttp://www.swllc.org/Vacancies.php.
The closing date is noon on Monday 20th April. The post is available for an immediate
start. If you would like to discuss the post further or for an application pack, please
contact Patrick Marples, CEO at Patrick.firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8772 7051.