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Anthony Collins Solicitors is a values led business, distinctive in and passionate about the work that we do in our chosen sectors, one of which is social housing. Our approach is built upon long-term relationships with clients. Our Purpose is to “improve lives, communities and society”.
We are looking for a NQ Solicitor or barrister (0-2 PQE max) to join our Housing Litigation team due to the continued expansion of the team. This role will include case management of all types of housing litigation work, regular advocacy and providing helpline and written advice as required by our housing association and public sector landlords. Typical work includes claims for possession, anti-social behaviour injunctions and committals, disrepair claims and advice on all aspects of housing management law.
The team is flourishing and growing, and the workload has increased over the last year as our client base has expanded. As a result, there are exciting opportunities to build and develop specialism in this area, with high quality, interesting work serving our client’s communities.
Previous housing experience isn’t essential but some litigation experience would be an advantage. Of most importance is the ability to develop warm client relationships. We are looking for:
- Ability to communicate advice in writing succinctly in plain English,
- strong personal organisational skills
- flexibility and calmness and responsiveness under pressure.
- a strong team player who will be a good fit with the existing team of 9,
- commitment and interest in or to find out more about the housing sector,
- enthusiasm and ability to develop as an advocate
The appointed individual will join a firm that offers rewarding and meaningful opportunities for development, and where they will have a key role in the future of the firm’s housing team offering and contributing to delivering the firm’s Purpose.
Anthony Collins Solicitors is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
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