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Vacancy

Practice Solicitor

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 Practice  

Good Law Practice is a not-for-profit law firm that has Good Law Project as its main client and also acts for other clients. Good Law Project is a not-for-profit that uses the law for a better world. It had a primary role in overturning the prorogation of Parliament in 2019 and more recently had been shining a spotlight on the Government’s awarding of lucrative Covid contracts to their friends and associates. Good Law Practice shares the Project’s values of bravery, honesty and decisiveness and is similarly committed to the highest possible standard of ethical conduct in all its activities. 

The Practice will be an independent, SRA-regulated law firm. We are a new organisation with a friendly, energetic and motivated team. We are now planning to hire one or more public law litigators to join us to help support and develop our work, addressing injustice, discrimination and inequality experienced by some of the most marginalised groups in our society. 

You will report to the Managing Director of the Practice.

Salary: £40,000-£80,000 per annum, dependent on experience and expertise with generous benefits including enhanced pension contribution and private medical insurance, 25 days annual holidays plus public holidays.

Hours: 35 per week over 5 days. 

Contract type: Permanent after completion of 6-month probationary period.

Location: London office with flexibility for home working albeit some office presence will be necessary.

About the role 

The role requires a qualified solicitor, who has considerable experience of running their own litigation, most likely through working recently in private practice, and who has minimal need for supervision on day-to-day casework. However, we also offer excellent training, supervision where needed and the opportunity to progress.  

We are interested in hearing from both generalist public lawyers and those with particular specialisms, including housing, social welfare, social care, education, the environment and climate change, protest and civil rights.

This is a very exciting opportunity to join a unique law firm at its inception. The successful candidate will be proactive, have a sense of adventure, and feel comfortable within a dynamic, rapid-paced environment. The full job description and person specification is located at the end of this job pack.

How to apply: Please send us one 3-page document consisting of:

  • your CV (max one page) 
  • your covering letter of no more than two pages outlining:
    • why you are interested in the role
    • how you meet the requirements
    • what motivates you to work at Good Law Practice
    • how your skills and experience would make you a suitable candidate for this role
    • whether you consider yourself to have a disability or not 
    • where you found out about the job opportunity 
    • include details of two referees
    • your current notice period
    • your availability for interviews which are likely to take place during the week commencing 25 July 2022

We ask all candidates to send their 3-page document to [email protected] using the subject heading, “Public Law Solicitor”.  The deadline for application is 11.59pm 7 July 2022.

Interview details: We intend to hold interviews for short-listed candidates in person where possible during the week commencing 25 July 2022, with the likelihood of second interviews to follow. If you are not available during week commencing 25 July 2022, please let us know in your covering letter. Please check your junk mail for emails from Good Law Practice as well as your main inbox.

Encouragement of equal opportunity and reasonable adjustments: We welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability (physical or learning), LGBT or relationship status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or social class. We particularly welcome applications from BAME candidates and/or those with lived experience of disadvantage. 

We encourage people with disabilities to advise us of any reasonable adjustments you may need during the recruitment process to ensure you have the opportunity to present yourself in a comfortable manner. Please mention your disability in your application. If your application demonstrates the essential criteria for the role, we will guarantee an interview and discuss any special arrangements you may need.

 

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