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Justice First Fellowship

We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Legal Education Foundation to provide this opportunity at our Law Centre. We are proud to announce that applications for a 2 year training contract are now open.


We are extremely proud to offer a training contract in partnership with The Legal Education Foundation to take on an aspiring solicitor to work with us at Vauxhall Community Law & Information Centre. Our Director and Senior Solicitor has previously delivered training contracts for a Justice Fellow at Greater Manchester Law Centre and our Social Welfare and Housing Solicitor is also a previous Justice First Fellow and Legal Newcomer of the year in 2020.


We look forward to welcoming a talented aspiring lawyer to our team who will gain invaluable hands-on experience in working with communities in Liverpool.

Job Title 

Trainee Solicitor (Justice First Fellowship)


Completed and passed (or expect to pass by 14 March 2024) the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or have an UG degree and completed and passed SQE Part 1.

Areas of Law

Housing, Welfare Benefits and Public Law

Starting salary and hours

£24,496 p.a. and 35 hours per week

Candidates will need to demonstrate a strong interest in the work we do at Vauxhall Community Law & Information Centre, focusing on welfare benefits, housing and public law as well as the following qualities:

  • An evidenced interest in social justice, human rights, social welfare, asylum and immigration, civil liberties, family law, or public and administrative law.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to be diplomatic, compassionate, and empathetic. Willingness to take opportunities to build the skills and networks for a long career in social welfare law.

  • The desire to build a career using law as a tool for social justice.


We have plenty of information on our website about the work that we do, our history and recent projects that we have been working on. You can also find out more information about our organisation on the Justice First Fellowship's website here. 

The Justice First Fellowship has funded 120 training contracts since 2014, developing a network of exceptional social justice lawyers. As a testament to the quality of Fellows and host organisations, 98% of graduated fellows are currently in paid employment with 91% working as lawyers using law for the public benefit to achieve a social good.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity for a legal graduate with a demonstrable commitment to social welfare law and access to justice, to train as a solicitor within an organisation dedicated to delivering services that supports access to justice for clients in the Liverpool City Region.

The Law Centre's clients are largely on low incomes and come from a diverse range of minority ethnic groups and we especially encourage applicants who have lived-experience of the issues faced by our client group.

Funded by The Legal Education Foundation, we are offering a training contract over 2 years.

Job Description and Person Specification

Applications are open until 8th December 2023
Fellows can apply via the portal linked below

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