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Legal Assistant (Housing Litigation)

Job Description

Service Care Legal are recruiting on behalf of a local authority in the Hampshire region who are seeking a Legal Assistant to join their Housing Litigation team on a contract basis. Please find below further details about the role and the assignments.

ROLE: Housing Litigation Legal Assistant
LOCATION: Hampshire
RATE: £17.40 to £22.00 per hour
CONTRACT: 6 months

The Role

  • To assist the Lawyers and the Senior Lawyers in progressing full caseloads in relation to Housing Litigation matters
  • The majority of the caseloads will be related to disrepair claims but may also include matters such as possessions, homelessness and ASBO
  • To prepare and compile documents, proceedings, case files and advice notes for court hearings
  • To undertake such other duties as may be allocated from time to time by the Senior Solicitor, Head of Legal or Service Director.

The Person

  • Previous Legal Assistant or Paralegal experience within a Litigation or Housing teams would be essential for this position
  • Previous experience of working within a local authority would be highly beneficial but not essential
  • A legal academic background (e.g. LPC, LLM or LLB) or relevant working experience would be essential
  • Strong IT and computer literacy is essential

If this sounds like an opportunity of interest, please contact Lloyd Stanley on 01772 208969 , or email We also welcome referrals for this position, where a successful recommendation would be worth £250.