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Edwards Duthie Shamash Solicitors

Diversity in Our People and Our Services through recruitment

Recruitment – We are committed both to the people who work for Edwards Duthie Shamash and those who potentially may do so. Diversity and inclusion are our goals. We wish to attract and retain talented people, and to benefit from employing a diverse workforce. In return we will offer a supportive working environment which allows our staff to flourish.

As part of our commitment to equality & diversity, we gather diversity data in respect of our workforce.

We recognise and accept ways in which we all differ both in terms of visible differences such as age, gender, ethnicity and physical appearance as well as other differences such as religion, nationality sexual orientation and education. Our commitment is to create and sustain a workplace in which such diversity is valued rather than allowed to become an obstacle to success. Our objective is to create teams of people from diverse backgrounds, with complementary talents who will feel motivated and develop better and more creative solutions for our clients.

We welcome applications for employment from individuals irrespective of their background and diversity.

Our Vacancies

We are always interested in finding talented people to join our teams. If you are interested in any of the vacancies advertised or would like to submit a speculative application, please contact, in the strictest of confidence, recruitment@edslaw.co.uk.

Please send your application to recruitment@edslaw.co.uk.

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Employment Solicitor (Waterloo Office)

Edwards Duthie Shamash Solicitors, a Legal 500 firm, has an exciting opportunity for a solicitor to join its growing Employment Team at our Waterloo office. A NQ-2 years PQE solicitor with employment experience is considered ideal for this role but our focus is to find a candidate who is the right fit for the firm, team and clients. Therefore, more experienced solicitors may also be considered.

The role will cover work with the team on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters and successful candidates must have experience of employment law including advice on settlement agreements, disciplinary and grievance matters and ability to manage employment tribunal cases. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong organisational skills with the capability to run a number of files, work on matters simultaneously and to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with clients and within own team.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail. 
  • Proficiency in legal research and document drafting.
  • Excellent IT skills and self-sufficient.
  • The highest standards of client care and compliance

The successful candidate must also have an interest in the marketing and development of the team. 

The position is office based – for continued development and exchange of knowledge within team. 

Some travel between the offices and client sites will also be expected from time to time.

If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter and a copy of your CV to Jo Cullen our Head of Employment (Josephine.Cullen@edslaw.co.uk).

Applications to include CV and Covering Letter

Family Solicitor

Edwards Duthie Shamash Solicitors, a Legal 500 firm,  has an opportunity for a Family Solicitor with a minimum of 3 year’s post qualification experience to join our highly regarded Family Team, to be based at our Stratford, Wanstead or Waterloo office. 

Applicants must have experience of managing a private law caseload that includes divorce/civil partnership dissolution, finance and children matters. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills:

  • exceptional organisational skills and attention to detail
  • a commercial and creative mindset. 
  • a proven ability to work to deadlines,
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • an ability to form a good working rapport with clients.
  • the highest standards of client care,
  • flexibility in their approach to work.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and inter-personal skills in addition to being committed to providing outstanding client service.

Applications to include CV and Covering Letter

Criminal Defence Solicitor

Location: London

Edwards Duthie Shamash Solicitors, a legal 500 firm, has a vacancy for a solicitor in criminal litigation.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and enthusiastic individual to join our respected criminal department. Ideally, you will be qualified as a Duty Solicitor but, if not, we will provide training and support to the right candidate to achieve this qualification.

You will be an experienced advocate or someone with the enthusiasm to develop advocacy skills. This is an opportunity for a person with the right skills and aptitude to develop professionally. The successful candidate will have the experience of working in a challenging but stimulating environment and the opportunity to work alongside successful and experienced solicitor advocates.

Your work would embrace all aspects of Criminal Law, from advisory work, police stations, proceedings in the Court of Appeal and all stages in between.

Successful candidates will have: –

  • A first –rate knowledge of criminal law and procedure.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to organise work and meet deadlines.
  • Good IT skills.
  • To demonstrate the highest standards of client care
  • To be able to provide quality advice to clients
  • To be able to work effectively, with flexibility in your approach to work.

You will be able to demonstrate the highest standards of client care, quality advice to clients and flexibility in your approach to work.

Applications to include CV and Covering Letter

Accredited Police Station Representative

Location: London

Edwards Duthie Shamash Solicitors, a legal 500 firm, has a vacancy for an Accredited Police Station Representative.  

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and enthusiastic individual to join our respected criminal department. Based at our Ilford/ Stratford office you will work closely with members of our experienced criminal law team to manage a varied caseload.

Main duties & responsibilities

In addition to attending Police Stations, the role will also involve assisting fee earners within the department with all aspects of their work  including:  undertaking research, case administration and document management, analysis of information /evidence, attending meetings with clients and counsel, attending at court appearances and drafting witness statements.

Training and close supervision would be provided by senior fee earners within team.

Skills & Experience

Successful candidates will have: –

  • Police Station Accreditation
  • A good working knowledge of criminal law and procedure.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to organise work and meet deadlines.
  • Good IT skills.

You will be able to demonstrate the highest standards of client care, quality advice to clients and flexibility in your approach to work.

Suitable candidates may be considered for a training contract after a qualifying period.

Applications to include CV and Covering Letter

Mental Health Solicitor

Our Community Law Team has expertise in all areas of social welfare law, including housing & debt, community care and mental health law.

We now wish to recruit a mental health lawyer to join our Community Law Team at our office in Stratford, London E15.

The successful candidate will have at least 3 years’ PQE and have attained their Law Society Mental Health Scheme accreditation.

They will also have advocacy experience, be a strong communicator with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with clients while working in an organised and flexible manner.

Applications to include CV and Covering Letter

Housing Caseworker/Solicitor

Our Community Law Team has expertise in all areas of social welfare law, including housing & debt, community care and mental health.  The team has a particularly strong reputation for housing law and has brought a number of significant cases over the last 10-15 years.  The team is proud to hold Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme contracts with the Legal Aid Agency in the County Courts at Edmonton and Romford and at the Stratford Housing Centre.

We now wish to recruit experienced housing caseworkers or solicitors to join our Community Law Team at our office in Stratford, London E15. Successful applicants will have a sound knowledge of housing law and litigation and ideally will have experience of acting as a duty advisor under a Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme. Experience of community care law is also desirable.

Salary according to experience.

Applications to include CV and Covering Letter

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