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Legal Director

Good Law Project
London (Central), London (Greater)
£84,000 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Practice area
Public law
Contract type
Full time
5 years, 6 years, 7 years+
Private practice

Job Details

Key Details

Salary: £84,000 per annum with generous benefits including 25 days annual holiday plus public holidays, enhanced pension contribution, private medical health insurance, life assurance and flexible/hybrid working.

Hours: 35 per week over 5 days.

Contract type: This is a full time, permanent role.

Location: Hybrid working with options for flexibility to work from home - the postholder will be expected to work from our central London office regularly, 2-3 days per week.

About the Role

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Legal Director will lead Good Law Project’s legal work and support the wider leadership of Good Law Project as a member of its senior management team (SMT).

What we’re looking for

  • Qualified solicitor or barrister – presently practising or not practising – of a minimum of five years’ post-qualification experience in England and Wales.
  • Extensive civil litigation experience with the ability to manage multiple projects at once.
  • Interest in social change and how the law can be used to deliver it.
  • Demonstrable experience of critical thinking, including about what the law is, does and could be used to do.
  • Committed to Good Law Project’s vision of what a better world looks like.
  • Management experience in a senior role, including leading and managing a team or department. Strong network in the legal sector. Senior management or Board experience.


What We Do

  • Good Law Project is a not-for-profit campaign organisation which uses the law to hold power to account, protect the environment and ensure no one is left behind.
  • We had a primary role in overturning the prorogation of Parliament in 2019. We successfully challenged the Government’s operation of a fast track ‘VIP lane’ for awarding lucrative PPE contracts to those with political connections and our campaigning played a key role in the Met Police opening an investigation into Boris  Johnson over the Partygate scandal. In July 2023, we forced the Government to accept that its flagship Net Zero strategy is unlawful and to develop a better plan.
  • Our close-knit team of staff work across three core areas: campaigning, legal and operations. We are nimble and reactive to external events which means Good Law Project suits people who thrive in a fast-paced, at times quite pressured environment. You must share our passion for upholding democracy, protecting the environment and ensuring no one is left behind. Our culture is one of openness and innovation which encourages all staff to pitch ideas and influence the organisation’s direction. We are brave, honest and decisive – those are Good Law Project’s values. We recognise the value of our employees, individually and collectively, and are committed to investing in their welfare and development.
  • In August 2022 we established an independent SRA-regulated law firm in London, Good Law Practice, to support and develop our work.
  • See our website for more information.

Further Information/How to Apply

To view the full job description, personal specification, interview stages, Good Law Project values, our structure chart and to apply for this role - click here.


Sunday 27th May at 23:59.

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