Join our award-winning and thriving team of public lawyers.

We are looking for an experienced, ambitious solicitor or barrister to litigate public law cases and help manage our small, highly-motivated casework team. This is a new and senior post. It is an opportunity for a lawyer with existing judicial review or litigation experience – either in legal aid or the corporate sector – to develop their career to become a leading public law specialist.

JOB TITLE: Lead Lawyer
LOCATION: Central London (King’s Cross)
HOURS: The job is available full time (35 hours per week) or part time, although our starting point is an expectation of (around) four days a week minimum commitment, subject to negotiation.
SALARY: 45k per annum and 10% pension after one year
CLOSING DATE: 11.59pm, Sunday 20 January 2019
INTERVIEWS: Interviews will be held in the week beginning 21 January 2019
These details are provided for information only and do not form part of an employment contract or job offer.

PLP is a growing and lawyer-led charity, which was founded in 1991. Our lawyers work creatively and collaboratively, and are supported by our in-house team of researchers. We act directly for individuals, and are regularly instructed by law firms, lawyers’ groups, such as the Law Centres Network, and other public interest organisations. Our legal team were behind the recent string of successful judicial reviews against government and the Legal Aid Agency, including to the proposed legal aid residence test (R (Public Law Project) v Lord Chancellor), the recent Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme tender (R (Law Centres Network) v Lord Chancellor) and the domestic violence evidence rules (R (Rights of Women) v Lord Chancellor).

PLP funding comes from a range of sources, including legal aid and charitable grants. Our mixed funding model gives the organisation financial security and stability, and means our lawyers are able to work to achievable income targets, with correspondingly lower levels of bureaucracy.

You will find the jo application pack, application form and equal opportunity monitoring forms below.

Lead Lawyer information pack

Application form

Equal Opportunities form – Lead Lawyer

PLP is an equal opportunities employer. PLP welcomes applications from individuals with a disability whatever their impairment. Applicants should note that our current building is located over four floors and regrettably has no lift facilities. If you have a disability which you think may interfere with your ability to do the job as described, please let us know and PLP will make reasonable adjustments both at interview and on appointment.

Closing date: 11.59pm, Sunday 20 January 2019