- Pay Rate:
Up to £265 per day pay range subject to IR35 status
- Hours per Week:
Anticipated 24 months with possible extension as well
Interim Public Law Lawyer - PSR 1JP00053787
Pay Rate: Up to £265 per day pay range subject to IR35 status
We are seeking lawyers to support a Policing Inquiry. You would be responsible for day-to-day management of a defined work stream, supporting a Grade 6 Senior Lawyer. This may include task management responsibility for paralegals and junior counsel.
You will be expected to:
- handle complex, multi-disciplinary, professional, multi-strand legal or investigative environments; manage and/or contribute to the formulation of investigative practices or legal policies;
- handle complex, large-scale projects, including involvement in delivery of large scale disclosure/eDisclosure/document production/information management exercises;
- plan, define and implement strategies to support delivery;
- lead, motivate, develop and inspire to encourage a cohesive and professional working environment with a view to a common objective;
- manage and undertake document-heavy review processes to identify key relevant material, including establishing defined progrof work and monitoring delivery;
- give clear and detailed instructions to witnesses in order to ensure delivery of high quality evidence;
- manage and co-ordinate hearings;
- demonstrate a high level of legal skill and judgment; and
- facilitate excellent stakeholder engagement, internal and external, including an ability to communicate confidently and sensitively with those who may be unfamiliar with legal processes.
- Current or previous employment or work within the policing field, or for associated bodies, or on policing or associated policy within the Civil Service (or wider) may constitute a conflict of interest given the work of the Inquiry.
- Any potential conflicts of interest which could affect the independence of the Inquiry should be declared at the time of application.
- You must be qualified to practise as a Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive in England and Wales (or will be qualified 3 months from application date). They must have completed a training contract/pupillage/qualifying employment, or have been exempted from this by the Law Society, the Bar Council or CILEx.
- Professional entry criteria for Chartered Legal Executives (i.e. Fellows): Chartered Legal Executives may be eligible where (i) a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) is held; or (ii) the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)/CPE has been completed; or (iii) where exams have been passed (i.e. a score of 50% or above achieved), at CILEx Level 6*, in all of the following seven foundation subjects in law:
- Contract Law
- Criminal Law
- Equity and Trusts Law
- European Union Law
- Land Law
- Public Law
- Law of Tort
Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.
“Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:
- Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, not that they would exclude candidates willing to travel/relocate, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours
- Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
- Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
- Qualifications and experience relevant to the job role – please give full details within your CV document
Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:
- Any local authority/public sector experience
- Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for
If you would prefer to send a CV straight to us rather than by way of an on-line application, you are very welcome to do so via [email protected] but please quote both the job reference and job title exactly as they appear below:
Interim Public Law Lawyer - PSR 1JP00053787
Your CV needs to be current with your most recent role. We won’t be able to submit it with any unexplained gaps in employment. It will save time and improve your chances of success if we can put your CV forward immediately without having to ask for revisions.
Your CV must cover the “Essential Requirements” of the role. Ideally you will address the “Essential Requirements” on each job description page directly, in a bullet point list. Please include any DBS details and other qualifications called for.
Your CV should clearly state that you are available to start work either immediately, or at short notice. In general, our clients are unable to work with notice periods of more than 1 week from the point at which a role is offered, 2 weeks at the very most.
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