This article by Ruth Hunt appeared in the Morning Star and is re-posted here with permission. Ruth F Hunt is a freelance journalist and an author. With austerity wreaking havoc in the lives of Britain’s most vulnerable, it is now more important than ever that the remaining advice centres are not simply able…
We are recruiting:
The Justice First Fellowship Scheme was established by the Legal Education Foundation to support the next generation of students committed to public interest and social justice issues who want to pursue a career in social welfare law.
We are thrilled to announce that the Greater Manchester Law Centre are able to offer a training contract over 2 years, as a host organisation for the Justice First Fellowship scheme.
Applicants will need to have passed the Legal Practice Course (LPC) prior to applying for this role. The training contract will last for two years, and will commence in January 2020.
Applications are now open. Closing date for applications is 16th September.
Find out more about our fight for free access to justice: download our Manifesto here.
This training contract is an exciting opportunity for an aspiring solicitor with a passion for free access to justice. We will not allow legal aid cuts to be the death of the social welfare lawyer: we know that to effectively restore legal aid, we must develop and retain legal expertise in social welfare law, and the next generation of lawyers to keep up the fight.