Work for CPAG – Lawyer

admin - 11th January 2020

Child Poverty Action Group works on behalf of the one in four children in the UK growing up in poverty. It doesn’t have to be like this. We use our understanding of what causes poverty and the impact it has on children’s lives to campaign for policies that will prevent and solve poverty – for good.

We are looking for an ambitious and committed lawyer to help deliver our high profile test case work. We represent claimants in the Upper Tribunal, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and the lawyer is expected to run those cases, appoint and liaise with Counsel and oversee the associated legal aid applications in addition to ensuring the successful delivery of our public law legal aid contract.

The successful candidate will be a solicitor or barrister with at least three years’ post-qualification experience in public law and a commitment to human rights and social justice. Knowledge of social security law is also desirable, though not essential.

For further information about recent and current test cases, visit the test case section of our website – www.cpag.org.uk/test-cases/about

This is a fixed-term post for a 12 month period, supported by Therium Access. Applications from those looking to work on a jobshare basis or with a flexible working pattern are welcome. £38,408 – £42,451.

If you have any questions concerning the role, please contact our Head of Strategic Litigation, Carla Clarke, on cclarke@cpag.org.uk.

For more information and to apply, please download the job pack here.

Closing date for applications is midday on Monday, 20 January 2020. Interviews will be on Thursday, 30 January 2020.

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