Fife Law Centre
Fife Law Centre

Charity registered in Scotland SC039780

Fife Law Centre was established in 2009 to provide legal representation in areas of unmet legal need across Fife. Although staff are employed by Fife Law Centre, in compliance with the Law Society of Scotland’s requirements, the Board has appointed a Principal Solicitor who is responsible for management of a separate legal practice. This practice is supported and funded by the Fife Law Centre.

Current vacancies

Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Fife
  • Closing 16th December 2022

Fife Law Centre, (Est. 2009), is a registered charity, constituted as a company limited by guarantee. It is the product of the vision of local agencies and providers who saw a need for accessible and specialist legal services for clients served by the Third Sector in Fife. These founding agencies are now our partners as we seek to provide for those with unmet legal need(s).

Fife Law Centre operates as a Board which sustains and supports a private legal firm, Fife Community Law Ltd, which itself is regulated by the Law Society of Scotland.

The purpose of the Board is to set the strategic direction of, and secure the resources for, Fife Law Centre, and to work with the Principal Solicitor to support the delivery of services. Our principal funders are Fife Council and the Scottish Legal Aid Board, under the Making Justice Work Project. We have also recently been successful in being awarded grants from the Volant Trust, the Robertson Trust and the National Lottery Improving Lives Fund.

We are currently seeking to recruit Board members with various skills, including financial management, Third Sector organisations and their purposes in Fife, and statutory bodies e.g. local government and health.

The current focus of legal work is on cases of homelessness, welfare law and supporting victims of domestic violence. The firm now also accepts employment related cases. Matters in other fields are dealt with at the discretion of the Principal Solicitor.

The Board meets 5/6 times a year in a formal setting, with Board members taking a lead in different topics, occasionally in work groups. The pandemic has required the firm and the Board to work differently, and new trustees will join a Board reflecting on the demands which may face Fife Law Centre in the future, how they might be met, and how proper governance should be discharged.

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Employment Law Case Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,000
  • Fife
  • Closing 21st March 2022

Fife Law Centre is seeking to recruit an Employment Law Case Worker with previous experience in a legal environment, to work as part of a small team focused on improving the lives of people across Fife.

Fife Law Centre was established in 2009 to provide services to those in the community who are otherwise unable to access legal support and advice. We are a small team of solicitors and administrative support.

The main areas of work for the Case Worker will involve receiving enquiries and referrals from individuals and partner organisations, identifying whether the nature of the enquiry is one which Fife Law Centre can deal with, accurately recording information, assessing content, reporting with clarity, and maintaining proper records.

While initially the work will be as part of the office based team (as determined by government restrictions), it is anticipated this role will extend to services at outreach hubs across Fife.

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate clear and sensitive communication skills, objective analysis, judgement and recording skills.

Proficiency in Word and Excel Systems will be essential.

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This vacancy has now closed

Legal Assistant

  • Full time
  • £20,000
  • Fife
  • Closing 21st March 2022

Fife Law Centre is seeking to recruit a Legal Assistant, to work as part of a small team focused on improving the lives of people across Fife.

Fife Law Centre was established in 2009 to provide services to those in the community who are otherwise unable to access legal support and advice. We are a small team of solicitors and administrative support.

The main areas of work for the Legal Assistant will involve receiving enquiries and referrals from individuals and partner organisations, identifying whether the nature of the enquiry is one which Fife Law Centre can deal with, accurately recording information, assessing content, reporting with clarity, and maintaining proper records.

While initially the work will be as part of the office based team (as determined by government restrictions), it is anticipated this role will extend to services at outreach hubs across Fife.

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate clear and sensitive communication skills, objective analysis, judgement and recording skills.

Proficiency in Word and Excel Systems will be essential.

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This vacancy has now closed

Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Fife
  • Closing 24th April 2022

Fife Law Centre, (Est. 2009), is a registered charity, constituted as a company limited by guarantee. It is the product of the vision of local agencies and providers who saw a need for accessible and specialist legal services for clients served by the Third Sector in Fife. These founding agencies are now our partners as we seek to provide for those with unmet legal need(s).

Fife Law Centre operates as a Board which sustains and supports a private legal firm, Fife Community Law Ltd, which itself is regulated by the Law Society of Scotland.

The purpose of the Board is to set the strategic direction of, and secure the resources for, Fife Law Centre, and to work with the Principal Solicitor to support the delivery of services. We have recently been successful in being awarded grants from the Volant Trust, the Robertson Trust and the National Lottery Improving Lives Fund. We are also currently funded by Fife Council, and by the Legal Aid Board in respect of the Making Justice Work Project.

The areas of interest which we are currently seeking to fulfil will bring an awareness of Third Sector organisations and their purposes in Fife, as well as statutory bodies e.g. local government and health. We would also welcome experience in legal practice.

Current objectives relate to cases of Homelessness, Welfare Law Changes, Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence. We are currently extending to cover unmet legal need in relation to employment law. Cases in other fields are dealt with at the discretion of the Principal Solicitor.

The Board meets 5/6 times a year in a formal setting (currently by video), with Board members taking a lead in different topics, occasionally in work groups. The pandemic has required the firm and the Board to work differently, and new trustees will join a Board reflecting on the demands which may face Fife Law Centre in the future, how they might be met, and how proper governance should be discharged.

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