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Legal Manager

Employer
Good Law Project
Location
Hybrid working with office in central London
Salary
£57,600 per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Practice area
Civil litigation
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
PQE
3 years, 4 years, 5 years, 6 years, 7 years+
Position
Barrister, Solicitor
Sector
Private practice

Key Details

Salary: £57,600 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. The role is advertised as “full-time”.

Location: Hybrid working with office in central London and options for flexibility to work from home. The postholder will be expected to attend our central London office regularly - minimum of 2/3 days a week.


About the Role
Reporting to the Legal Director with day-to-day responsibility for scoping, developing and running Good Law Project’s legal cases and projects and for working with the team to build successful campaigns.

What we’re looking for

  • Qualification as a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales (practising or not practising).
  • 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.
  • Commitment to Good Law Project’s vision of what a better world looks like.
  • Understanding of strategic litigation and/or using the law as a campaign tool.
  • Experience of leading and managing junior members of staff. 

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 on "Apply via Website".

Contact

If you have any questions about this role please email jobs@goodlawproject.org

Deadline

Wednesday 12th June 2024 at 23:59

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