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Senior Solicitor

Organisation: Law Centre NI
35 hours per week
SPC, point 40 – 42 (£36,153 - £38,052) commencing at point 40, £36,153 (+3% employer pension cont)
Location: Belfast
Deadline: 24 February, 2020

Do you want to use the law to changes lives? We are looking for an inspiring and experienced lawyer. Our senior solicitor will lead the legal team and help develop the social justice lawyers of the future. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced lawyer to make a lasting difference.

You will bring considerable legal expertise and skills to help us achieve our mission of promoting social justice in NI. You will be part of the Law Centre NI management team. Reporting to the Director, you will manage, develop and lead the legal team, supporting performance to achieve targets alongside your own legal advice and representation. You will lead the strategic litigation work of the organisation and work to promote progressive change to law, policy and practice in NI.

The Law Centre is a member of the Law Centres Network. Law Centre NI is a regional not-for-profit organisation that provides free legal advice and assistance to the public on social welfare law and is a specialist referral organisation for the advice sector across NI. The Law Centre delivers professional learning and development courses as well as quality assurance support to advisers across NI. Through public legal education and policy development, Law Centre NI supports the public to access and enjoy their legal rights.

This is a pivotal role in the organisation, particularly given the changing environment within which legal advice services are operating.

This senior legal role will lead the Law Centre’s work in using the law for social change. The post holder will lead the legal team by undertaking casework that achieves progressive development of law and practice in NI. The post-holder will be responsible for leading on the Law Centre’s strategic litigation work.

Applications for job split/share may be considered for this post.

Posts are subject to on-going funding.

Closing date: 10am on Monday 24th February 2020

Please note that it is anticipated that interviews will be held w/c 9th March 2020.

A reserve list may be drawn from this recruitment exercise and will be held for 6 months.

To apply, please visit our website:



Address: 2nd Floor, Westgate House
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Tel: (028) 9024 4401