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Principal Lawyer

City of London Corporation
London (City of), London (Greater)
£55,300 - £62,390 per annum
Closing date
24 Jun 2024

Job Details

City of London

Principal Lawyer

Contract type: Permanent 

Salary: £55,300 - £62,390 per annum (inclusive of Inner London Weighting) plus Market Forces Supplement of £9,760 per annum

Location: Guildhall, City of London 


The City of London Corporation is the local authority for the "Square Mile". It is committed to the support of the City as a pre-eminent international financial and business centre and as a pleasant and vibrant place to work, live and relax.

The City of London Corporation offers the normal range of local government services, as well as managing and funding a number of world-renowned educational and cultural institutions, being the trustee of Bridge House Estates and other charities, operating wholesale markets and owning and managing some of London's most important open spaces, including Hampstead Heath and Epping Forest.

We have a vacancy in the Public and Corporate Law Division.  The work of the Division is very varied and includes local government law, administrative and constitutional law, planning and highways law, charities and trust law, company law, information law, electoral law and the law relating to open spaces. It includes the provision of legal advice to elected members and external organisations, including London Councils.

The successful applicant will be a qualified Barrister, Solicitor or Legal Executive with significant post-qualification experience in local government law or planning and highways law and experience in, or a willingness to acquire expertise in, other relevant work areas.  The post requires computer literacy, excellent research and communication skills and the ability to provide clear and pragmatic advice to tight timescales.

Appointment will be made on the basis of experience, skills and abilities demonstrated in relevant fields.

If you would like further information or an informal discussion, please contact Anna Cowperthwaite on

Application closing date: 12 pm noon on 24 June 2024

To apply online please click the apply button.

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24 hr answerphone) quoting reference number OCOM0126 if you experience any difficulties.  A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732. 

The City of London Corporation want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to thrive in the work that we do. The City of London Corporation is currently undergoing a programme to ensure that our pay and reward practices are competitive and equitable across the whole organisation – and is committed to regularly benchmarking and reviewing pay against external sectors.

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.                 







City of London Corporation

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