Public Inquiry Solicitor

We are seeking to recruit 2 talented and committed solicitors to work in our Public Inquiry department with particular reference to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

The successful candidates will have excellent client care skills and be capable of progressing matters diligently, with a high degree of sensitivity and skill. They must be compassionate and caring and ready to work hard in the best interests of our clients.
The role will involve taking client instructions, drafting witness statements, managing and analysing a large volume of documents and conducting legal research.

The successful candidate will have:-
-a strong sense of justice
-a keen eye for detail
-the ability to prioritise urgent work and meet deadlines
-excellent written and verbal communication skills
-the ability to work with paralegals and volunteers to get the very best results for our clients.

Qualifications and Skills
The successful candidate will have at least 8 years PQE.
Previous experience in Actions Against the Police, Human Rights or Inquest Law would be advantageous but is not essential for this role.
The salary is between £40,000 – £50,000, is dependent on experience and is negotiable.

Applications
Candidates should send a copy of their CV to: Graniah.douglas@bljlaw.co.uk with a covering letter explaining why they are interested in and suitable for this role.

Paralegal

We are seeking to recruit a talented paralegal for Public Inquiry Department. The successful candidate will be accustomed to working in a busy office environment and progressing matters in an organised, timely, accurate and skilful manner.
The role will involve taking client instructions and drafting witness statements as well as managing and analysing a large volume of documents. The nature of the work will require the candidate to possess a high level of sensitivity and a keen eye for detail.
The successful candidate will have:-
• The ability to follow instructions carefully
• A professional and hard-working attitude
• Excellent analytical skills
• The ability to prioritise urgent work and meet deadlines
• The ability to work well with solicitors, paralegals and volunteers to achieve the very best results for our clients.

Qualifications and Skills
Experience in Housing and/or Human Rights Law would be advantageous.
A qualifying law degree is essential for this role.
Benefits
The salary is up to £22,000 per annum and dependent upon experience.
Applications
Applicants should write no more than 500 words explaining why they are interested in and suitable for the role. They should also submit a copy of their CV, sending it to Graniah.Douglas@bljlaw.co.uk by 28 September 2018.