Holborn and Covent Garden, London (Greater)
£32,542 to £42,479 plus £2,623 location allowance
19 Jul 2019
16 Aug 2019
Full time
Contract type

£49,125 to £66,452; plus £2,623 location allowance

Do you have what it takes to join the UK’s leading in-house police legal team?

The Metropolitan Police Service is proud of the role it plays in policing London, a diverse and vibrant capital city with a growing population which is moving east and getting younger. The Met is an intelligence-led organisation, anchored in the communities it serves but with national and international reach.

The Team:

Working in a growing team of over 130, alongside around 50 qualified Lawyers and with the support of paralegals and administrative colleagues, you will provide high quality legal services to more than 40,000 officers and staff. The Directorate of Legal Services (DLS) has been acting for the Commissioner on legal matters since 1935 in an advisory capacity and through representation at courts, tribunals and several high profile public inquiries. The team ensures the cost effective provision of all legal services to the Met, the largest police service in the UK and one of the most trusted in the world. We need top Lawyers to help us achieve our aims.


The Role:

DLS advises on a range of matters including high profile investigations, civil litigation (including malfeasance and personal injury), public law challenges, inquests and employment law, discrimination, information law, commercial and procurement law, family law and operational policing matters including advice on counter-terrorism. In this key role, you’ll need to analyse information critically, provide effective written and oral advice, organise a complex workload and work collaboratively with a variety of colleagues and other stakeholders in a publicly accountable environment. It’s more important that you have the aptitude, ambition and potential to thrive in this environment rather than any particular previous experience.


The Candidate:

We are looking for able Lawyers with a “can-do” attitude who enjoy a fast paced environment and working as part of a team. With an ability to carry a varied and heavy caseload you will be a qualified solicitor, barrister or Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer in England and Wales who has completed a training contract, pupillage (or has been exempted from this by the Law Society or Bar Council) or has qualified through the CILEx route.

Being highly organised, working with minimum supervision and the ability to meet tight deadlines are crucial for this role. You should also bring sound judgement and analytical skills.

In return you can expect a rewarding career in the country’s biggest in-house police team. The Met recognises the importance of work/life balance and offers a range of attractive benefits plus a friendly and supportive work environment.

To apply, please click the Apply button to visit our website to download a role-specific information pack, and click on the link to complete and submit the online application form. You will also be required to submit a detailed CV and a personal statement outlining your suitability for the role (no

more than 500 words) You must include details of your SRA number and the date you were admitted to the Law Society or Bar membership number and Year of Call or membership number and date granted Fellowship of CILEx, as appropriate. If you would like to further details please contact Ms Alpa Patel at

Completed applications must be submitted by 23.55pm on the 16th August 2019.

Failure to supply all the relevant documents will result in your application being disregarded.

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.


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