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In House Counsel / Advocate (Greater London)

  • Location:

    Greater London

  • Sector:

    Legal Services

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits

  • Contact:

    Jonathan Dillion

  • Contact email:

    JDillon@antonyhodari.co.uk

  • Published:

    26 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    19 August 2024

Antony Hodari Solicitors has been delivering an industry leading service to clients throughout the UK for 40 years.

Specialising in housing conditions litigation, we fight for tenants living in sub-standard accommodation to bring landlords to account. Client care is at the heart of everything we do, evidenced by our rating of 4.8 on Review Solicitors and Reviews.io.  We can offer:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Annual salary review subject to performance (where applicable)
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays, plus birthday
  • 6% employer contribution to pension.
  • Training, development, and support
  • Work from home when not in Court with occasional requirements to attend the office
  • All work-related travel paid at Company expense

The Role

Working alongside our other in-house counsel / senior solicitors delivering advocacy in Courts across Greater London and advice on primarily cases where Landlords have failed to adhere to repairs either by Court Order or agreed settlements in Housing Conditions Cases. In addition, there may be opportunities to undertake hearings in substantive Housing Condition Cases and providing advice to fee earning staff on cases. There is the opportunity to assist in drafting of PoCs and whilst this is primarily a Civil Advocacy Role, applications would be welcomed from qualified barristers or solicitor advocates with higher rights who come from a mixed background, as there may be some opportunity to support or Criminal Prosecutions Team with more simple matters such as plea hearings.

Brief synopsis of role

  • To undertake advocacy requirements (covering courts in Greater London Area).
  • To undertake drafting tasks as required, such as advices (formal and informal), pleadings and skeleton arguments.
  • To keep up to date with procedural changes, case law and developments in legislation.
  • To ensure the provision of a high-quality advocacy service.
  • To undertake drafting tasks as required, such as Pleadings, advices and skeleton arguments.
  • The opportunity to for more autonomy over your workload and a better work-life balance; no more late returns!

Personal Skills

  • The role would suit a qualified barrister or experienced solicitor with Higher Rights.
  • Good advocacy skills with plenty of experience on your feet; this will be an almost exclusively advocacy-based role.
  • A good communicator with excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to engage a diverse audience.
  • A high-level ability to think critically.
  • To have good knowledge of the law relating to housing conditions (s 9/10/11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act). 
  • Good organisational skills; able to manage own time effectively.
  • Professional standards.  
  • Confident, dynamic and with a desire to succeed
  • IT literate, good typing skills. 
  • To keep up to date with the area of housing law, legal developments by reading monthly law reports, cases and journals

Application is by way of Cover Letter and CV

To:  Jonathan Dillion Human Resources JDillon@antonyhodari.co.uk

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