Jobs

Employment Lawyer

£38,000 per annuum

Hours: 35

Contract Length: Fixed term contract until 29 March 2021 (extension subject to funding)

We are a vibrant law centre co-located in Hammersmith Library. We have a strong reputation locally and nationally for providing people in need with legal advice and representation. We also give support and training to other community groups. We aim to help overcome the obstacles faced by those most disadvantaged who need access to the legal system.

We have a 40-year history of providing an excellent service to the community. Our patron is Lady Hale, retired president of the Supreme Court, and our Director won the outstanding achievement award at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2017.

Purpose of the Role

We are recruiting an employment lawyer to join the law centre.

This is new and exciting opportunity for an employment lawyer to develop their employment practice strategically. The funding is initially short term, but we are confident of securing continued funding for this important work.  We anticipate that this role will suit someone wanting to work strategically to deliver an employment service that will incorporate a mixture of advice, casework and representation.

In response to the pandemic the law centre set up an Employment Advice Line with pro-bono support from counsel. Enquiries have typically come from clients on zero-hour contracts who have precarious employment relationships. We have identified and advised employees on their rights but we are now looking to expand this to take on strategic case work and provide representation. Discrimination and harassment are common issues in the enquiries we have received, and we see these as important areas for development.

To apply, please email HFLAW@hflaw.org.uk for an application form and job pack. Closing date 18th September 2020 at 5pm.

Interviews will take place week commencing 21st. September 2020