We’re hiring: Legal Manager

The deadline to apply for this position has now closed. We are currently reviewing applications and will be in touch with successful candidates regarding the next stage. We received a large number of applications for this position and so, unfortunately, will not be able to reply to individuals who have been unsuccessful.


About Good Law Project

Good Law Project’s mission is to achieve change through the law. We defend, define and change the law to protect the environment, uphold democracy and ensure no one is left behind. We hold Government and others to account through challenges in the Courts. We are a small and young organisation, but we have been expanding quickly, with increasingly prominent and successful legal cases: we had a primary role in overturning the prorogation of Parliament two years ago and have more recently been shining a bright light on Government’s award of pandemic contracts and jobs to their friends and associates. We raise funds directly from the public for our work, and operate on a not for profit basis. We are brave, honest and decisive – those are Good Law Project’s values.

We are committed to holding Government and other powerful actors to account and to tackling issues of injustice, inequality and discrimination experienced by some of the most marginalised groups in our society. 

We are now looking for a Legal Manager to ensure that the legal and campaigning objectives of Good Law Project are met by the lawyers we instruct. You will support the Legal Director in developing and managing Good Law Project’s litigation portfolio and liaising with the Good Law Project team to build successful campaigns around those legal cases. You will also instruct lawyers on non-contentious matters.  

You will not need to be a lawyer in practice but you will need to be a qualified and experienced barrister or solicitor, ideally with experience of strategic litigation. This position forms part of the “client” side of the legal team so your work will be informed by, rather than consist of, your experience as a practising lawyer. 

You will report to our Legal Director and will have some paralegal and administrative support. You can read the full job description and person specification and see how the role fits into the current Good Law Project team here.

Salary: £50,000 per annum with generous benefits

Hours: 35 hours per week, over 5 days

Contract type: permanent, after completion of 3 months’ probation

Location: Hybrid office in central London (subject to any COVID-19 restrictions) with options for flexibility.  

Essential experience and attributes

  • Qualified and experienced solicitor or barrister 
  • A demonstrable ability to grasp quickly new concepts and areas of the law with an openness to learning new approaches, topics and skills;
  • Support Good Law Project’s values and demonstrate commitment to its areas of work

Desirable: 

  • Experience and understanding of strategic litigation and using the law as a campaign tool 

To apply, please send us one 3-page document consisting of your CV (max one page) with a covering letter of no more than two pages outlining why you are interested in the role, and how you meet the requirements, together with the details of two referees to [email protected], with the subject line “Legal Manager”.

Deadline for applications: midnight 18 October 2021

We intend to hold interviews via Zoom between 4 – 9 November 2021, with specific dates/times to be confirmed.

We welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, LGBT or relationship status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or social class. We particularly welcome applications from candidates from ethnic minorities and/or those with lived experience of disadvantage. 

The role is advertised as “full-time” however we are happy to discuss and explore flexible options and job share arrangements.