Fife Law Centre is recruiting -
We're looking for a Principal Solicitor and a Legal Assistant

About us

Fife Law Centre was established in 2009, to provide legal services in areas of unmet legal need across Fife, with the objective of improving access to justice for those who cannot afford to pay for legal services and who have difficulty accessing legal aid or other forms of legal representation.

The focus is on providing preventative legal help at an early stage, and Fife Law Centre is now recognised as a key referral agency within the Fife Advice Partnership, working collaboratively to provide a holistic advice and support service across Fife.

Legal Assistant

The Legal Assistant will be responsible for ensuring that the work of Fife Law Centre (and Fife Community Law Limited) is carried out in a professional manner. The main purpose of the role is to assist with the receipt and assessment of new referrals, to report on such cases to the legal team and to take direction as to their ongoing management.

Supporting information and the application form are available below. 


Legal Asst Application Form.docx

Legal Assistant Advert.pdf

Legal Asst Job Description.pdf

Legal Asst Person Specification.pdf

Principal Solicitor

We are looking to recruit a Solicitor qualified to practice in Scotland, committed to tackling social injustice, who has the experience and skills to lead our small and dedicated staff team at Fife Law Centre, supporting those in our communities who face challenges in accessing conventional legal services. 


The successful candidate will

• meet the Law Society of Scotland’s requirements

• will have a commitment to equality and diversity

• will have an awareness of how rights and advice issues impact on the local community.

• will demonstrate knowledge and experience to lead a small legal practice.


Applying for the Princapal Solicitor

Salary £42 -£48,000 Per Annum - Permanent Contract

Please submit a CV, including details of current remuneration and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the post, using the Person Specification as your guide to - Peter Wilson, Chair, Fife Law Centre – peter.wilson@fifelc.co.uk. All applications will be acknowledged. The closing date for your application is Monday 10th May at 5pm.

Principal Solicitor Person Spec.pdf

PS Advert Final.pdf

PS Role Requirement.pdf


Our Mission

We are passionate about supporting the people of Fife. We are a charity committed to providing legal services using a professional and innovative approach to enable clients to be heard and understood.

Get In Touch

Ore Valley Business Centre, 93 Main St Lochgelly, Fife, KY5 9AF

Call 01592 786710