Deputy Counsel

London (Central), London (Greater)
£63,716 per annum
23 Jul 2019
23 Aug 2019
Practice area
Public law
Barrister, Solicitor
Full time
Contract type

Job Title: Deputy Counsel

Salary Band: A1

Salary: £63,716 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent

Number of Posts: 1
Hours: Full time, 36 hours per week

Closing date:

The Role

The Office of Speaker’s Counsel provides legal advice to Mr Speaker, the Clerk of the House and all the staff teams in the House.

The Office consists of eighteen qualified lawyers (a mixture of solicitors and barristers), with the support of a paralegal and an office manager. Its work falls into three main areas: general legal advice, scrutiny of domestic legislation and support for Committees of the House of Commons.

This post is in the Domestic Legislation Team, which advises the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, advises committees on private Bills and examines primary and secondary legislation for certification under the English Votes for English Laws provisions of the Standing Orders of the House of Commons, as well as providing other advice relating to legislation as necessary. The post-holder will report to Counsel for Domestic Legislation. 

The Person

The successful candidate will have the following skills/experience:

  • Substantial post-qualification experience of practice as a barrister or solicitor or equivalent.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to provide clear and concise legal advice on highly complex issues in a timely, accurate, complete, coherent and accessible fashion.
  • Experience of advising and influencing people in senior positions and gaining and keeping their confidence.
  • Qualified to practice as a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales.


Annual leave starting at 30 days pro rata

Civil Service Pension scheme

Interest-free season ticket loan

Discounted membership of the in-house gym

All applications must be submitted on a House of Commons application form.

More information on the role and the full criteria can be found on the job description.

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