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Police Misconduct Solicitor

Various locations considered - See Spec
Depending on experience
Closing date
20 Jun 2024

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Practice area
Other, Public law
Contract type
Full time
3 years, 4 years, 5 years
Private practice

Job Details

The Regulatory Department is one of the largest in the country and is recognised by clients and other lawyers as being one of the best. We advise clients across all sectors including health, public sector, corporations and individuals.

Your primary role will be to provide advice as part of Weightmans’ police conduct team offering advice to police forces.

We are seeking an experienced Police Associate 3YRS + PQE to provide high quality and prompt legal advice.  Previous experience of advising a police force is desirable but not essential.  Any experience in regulatory law will be helpful.  Advocacy experience is not essential.

You will be asked to

  • Advise on gross misconduct cases including the drafting of Regulation 30 notices, disclosure, preparation of bundles and all preparations for pre hearings and hearings
  • Carry out similar work for accelerated hearings
  • Give general advice on police conduct matters
  • Liaise with various parties such as other solicitors, experts, counsel and clients
  • Providing regular face to face training to police officers.
  • Maintain Case Manager diary and action lists
  • Draft various documents including Court applications
  • Satisfy standards of client care and compliance with SLAs
  • Complete Client MI procedures
  • Achieve set financial and chargeable targets
  • Comply with relevant rules, policies and procedures
  • Keep up to date with legal developments
  • Work in accordance with Weightmans’ values

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role. You will also ensure that you comply with the relevant Weightmans and client policies and procedures, and consistently work in accordance with our values.

About You

You will be a qualified solicitor, ideally with regulatory or in-house experience. As the role is varied, we are looking for you to have a flexible approach to the work you do and be able to adapt to different tasks. We also require you to:

  • Be qualified as a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales with a minimum 3YRS PQE;
  • Be able to provide effective written and oral advice;
  • Organise a complex workload and work collaboratively with various parties such as other solicitors, insurers, experts, counsel and clients;
  • Maintain Case Manager diary and action lists;
  • Achieve set financial and chargeable targets;
  • Comply with relevant rules, policies and procedures;
  • Keep up to date with legal developments;
  • Work in accordance with Weightmans’ values;
  • Excellent IT skills;
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail and concentration;
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise;
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and targets;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative;
  • Excellent team working skills.

If you meet our criteria and think this is a job where you could bring enthusiasm and commitment, to this exciting and significant role then we look forward to receiving your application.

Please Note

In addition to the Employment screening (stated below) the successful candidate will be required to complete a Police Vetting before commencing employment. 

Candidates must meet the Police Vetting Criteria, including the Residency Criteria (7.6.4). This is essential to enable us to proceed with employment.

To review the criteria of the APP on Vetting 2021 please click here.


Weightmans is a Top 40 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer and 10th overall employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards 2024 and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK.

We believe in the power of people, innovation and partnership to provide strategic business insight and deep expertise to a range of private companies, public sector organisations and individuals.

At the heart of our culture and organisation is a simple purpose that informs everything we think, say and do: See the Possibility.

We believe thinking differently allows us to see the possibilities others don’t.

Click here to find out more about industry recognition for excellence, through our achievements, awards and accreditations.

The independent research showed "Weightmans provides exceptional employee conditions, nurtures and develops talent throughout all levels of the organisation." We are truly committed to fostering a culture of equality and diversity, where everyone in the firm is respected and recognised on merit for the work that they do.

We strongly encourage applications from people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and disabilities. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustment at any stage of the application process.

Please feel free to note your preferred pronouns in your application.

Work for a firm where people matter – work for Weightmans.

As well as being immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people we offer a wide range of benefits including;

  • 28 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rated for part time)
  • Hybrid working including provision of home office equipment*
  • Healthcare cover/ Medicash
  • Pension plan Life Insurance 4 x salary
  • Interest free travel loan scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme including counselling, legal and consumer advice service
  • Discounted gym membership Discounted dental scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Offers & discounts Great reward and recognition scheme

*there are a small number of roles that cannot be performed from home, your Recruitment Adviser can confirm.

Please note

  • We encourage candidates to speak to us direct/apply direct for the opportunities we have available.
  • Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only.
  • We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.
  • The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.
Company info
+44 (0)345 073 9900
100 Old Hall Street
L3 9QJ
United Kingdom

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