Housing Solicitor

Salary: Up to £36,294 (pro-rata) dependant on experience and PQE
Hours: 24-35 hours – We can offer flexible working patterns dependant on the applicants’ circumstances
Location: Option for home working or in-office working dependant on applicants’ preference following initial induction period.  Min 1 day per week covering our face to face drop in sessions in Bolton or Bury – with some occasional travel for Court Attendance is required.
Closing Date: Until successful candidate is found.
Interviews:  TBC


The Citizens Advice services across Bury & Bolton, are leading providers of advice and information, supporting thousands of clients every year. We are a busy, client focused and dynamic service with a track record of delivering high quality advice.

We are now looking to recruit ambitious individuals to join our growing team of advisers and solicitors as part of a planned expansion of the Housing team running under a Legal Aid contract.

The team consists of 1 adviser and 2 Solicitors with extensive housing litigation experience, a dedicated administrator and a dedicated staff member responsible for the Legal Aid Financial Eligibility of each client, so that solicitors are fully supported in their role and can concentrate on the advice/litigation only.

The Housing Solicitor will handle their own Legal Aid caseload of matters from instruction through to completion, acting on behalf of tenants, including but not limited to:

  • Possession Claims for rent arrears both private and social sectors
  • Possession claims under accelerated procedure
  • Anti-social behaviour injunctions
  • Unlawful Eviction Injunctions
  • Disrepair Claims
  • Homelessness s204 appeals to the County Court
  • Judicial reviews

At CABB, we value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, people with physical or mental health conditions, LGBT+ and non-binary people, and people from racially minoritised communities.

Here is the full job pack, which includes full details of the role and person specification.

Your CV & covering letter should be sent to jobs@cabb.org.uk


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