Actions Against the Police Solicitor

England, London, City of London
£35000 - £52000 per annum + Excellent benefits
11 Apr 2019
09 May 2019
Jason Connolly
Full time
Contract type

Are seeking an opportunity to get an unrivalled level of experience in a legal 500 and chambers ranked Actions Against the Police department? You will work side on side with a heavy hitting Partner, dealing with a varied and interesting caseload. The level of exposure you will receive will put you ahead of your years of PQE.

The firm

Although the firm is one of the largest in the country for high-quality legal aid work, it stands out for the lovely family feel it has run throughout the firm. The practice has a highly successful and growing private arm of the business, which is growing year on year. They have a rich heritage dating back over 60 years, and throughout this time they have developed an outstanding team of professionals, many of whom are ranked as leaders in the field. It is common place for their Solicitors to be called upon by the media such as Sky and the BBC for their opinion, interview and first comment due to their high level of expertise. They have the highest level of expertise for legal aid work and are now one of the largest firms in the country, although they have a growing private arm to the business which already has a reputation for dealing with high-quality work.

Within the last year, the firm has taken on over 30 new members of staff, bringing their total headcount to over 140 staff. The practice is continuing to grow, and subsequently, there are fantastic prospects to be able to progress. You will work within a friendly, professional, supportive and dynamic team.

Having dealt with this firm in the past, it's always a pleasure to work alongside them as they are approachable, friendly and highly reliable. It would be an opportunity for someone in a glass ceiling environment to join a practice which allows for endless growth.

The role

The firm is seeking to hire an Actions Against the Police Solicitor to join their City of London office.

You will work as part of a highly ranked legal 500 and chambers ranked department. You will provide advice and representation to a wide range of individuals in relation to Civil Actions against Public Authorities, which includes but not limited to, the Police, Crown Prosecution Service and the Prison Service. Areas may include: wrongful arrest, false imprisonment, human rights, assault by prison staff/police, malicious prosecution and discrimination.

This role comes with excellent training and prospects for your career.


  • You will be between NQ - 6 years PQE
  • You will ideally be a member of the (PALG) Police Actions Lawyer Group, although this is not essential
  • You will have a track record in litigation and experience in handling a broad range of public and privately funded Civil Actions against Public Authorities work, and a keen interest in specialising in this interesting area of law.
  • You will have excellent communication skills
  • Salary is negotiable depending on your level of experience, plus an excellent benefits package and a lucrative bonus structure

This is an excellent opportunity for a Actions Against the Police Solicitor to join this highly-regarded, growing, Legal 500 firm in their City of London office.

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation