Trainee Solicitor

Just for Kids Law is a dynamic charity working with and for children and young people to hold those with power to account and fight for wider reform. We do this by providing legal representation and advice, direct advocacy, and support, and through strategic litigation, campaigning, and equipping others to work for children’s rights.

We are recruiting for a Trainee Solicitor to join our busy Legal team which comprises solicitors, barristers and trainee solicitors working in the fields of Youth Justice (Crime), Education, Community Care, Housing, Immigration and Public Law.

The Legal team works closely with our Programmes Team to provide holistic support for a range of needs and ensure that the young person’s voice is heard by the professionals supporting them.

The trainee solicitor will undertake a training contract and spend time in at least three ”seats” in the areas of law that JfKL covers, in line with SRA requirements. As part of the legal team the trainee solicitor will, under the supervision of qualified solicitors and barristers, undertake tasks in Advocacy and Oral Presentation; Case and Transaction Management; Client Care and Practice Support; Communication; Dispute Resolution; Drafting; Interviewing and Advising; Legal Research; Negotiations, as required by Solicitors Regulation Authority, in agreed areas of law. 

Just for Kids Law believes in the value of a diverse workforce and encourages applications from people from all ethnic, cultural, religious, and social backgrounds: in particular, people from BAME, LGBTQI+, etc. We strive to create a diverse working environment where anyone, regardless of background, can thrive.

To apply, please complete the below application form.  CVs will not be accepted.

Closing time for all applications is 9am on 28th June 2021.

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 12th July 2021.

If you have not heard from us by 9th July 2021, unfortunately, you haven’t been successful in securing an interview.