Trainee Solicitor (Education & Community Care)


Just for Kids Law is recruiting a Trainee Solicitor in the area of Education and Community Care. The position is part of the Justice First Fellowship scheme funded by The Legal Education Foundation (TLEF).


Job title:          Trainee Solicitor
Department:    Education & Community Care, Public Law
Reports to:      Senior Solicitor / Head of Strategic Litigation
Location:         London
Salary:              £22,400
Hours:              9:30am – 5:30pm (35 hours/week)

About Just for Kids Law

Just for Kids Law works to ensure the youth justice system is effective and strive to be the UK’s leading experts in youth justice legal representation, sharing our knowledge, expertise and model across the UK. We protect the human rights of children and young people by lobbying government and others who hold power, by bringing or supporting test cases and using regional and international human rights mechanisms. For further information, visit our website:

About the Justice First Fellowship

The Fellowship scheme was launched by TLEF in 2014 to create social welfare lawyers who are equipped to become future leaders of the profession. Successful applicants must have completed their Legal Practice Course (or equivalent), and be able to demonstrate strong commitment to social justice. As well as completing their solicitor qualification at a leading social justice organisation, Fellows receive additional training in key skills, such as business planning, fundraising, and communications. They will also have responsibility for an individual project, aimed at increasing access to justice.


How to apply

For information about the role, please read the job description and visit the TLEF website

Applications are to be completed via the TLEF website. To apply, please complete the application form and submit it by midnight on Monday, 18 September 2017.

Interviews will be held in November.

Any questions regarding the position or JfKL should be directed to


The following is a timeline of the application process for 2017:

2017 fellowship posted April/May 2017
Applications open 14 August 2017
Applications close 18 September 2017
Applicants notified of initial selection 18 October 2017
Interview period November 2017
Training placements commence January 2018