We are seeking two solicitors with a minimum of 3 years PQE to specialise in either Immigration Detention and Migrants’ Rights (IDMR) or Actions Against the Police and Public Authorities (AAPPA).
The salary for these vacancies will be dependent on experience and in line with our scale. As a guide, our 4-5 year PQE salary is currently £52,500 per annum, rising to £64,600 per annum at 9 years PQE.
This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic solicitor with a proven track record in the field of migrant rights to run a public and/or private law caseload holding the Home Office and other public authorities (and their private contractors) to account. Candidates will need to demonstrate relevant experience, a strong commitment to publicly funded work, the ability to build a client following and to identify systemic public law issues. Experience of both public and private law is desirable but applications from candidates with only public law experience will be considered.
Further information for IDMR applicants is available here.
We have an opportunity for a PQE3+ solicitor to join us in seeking to challenge wrong-doing by the police and other state agencies. Candidates will have proven litigation experience in these areas as well as a deep commitment to representing our client group with tenacity and creativity, using all the legal remedies at our disposal. There will be opportunities to develop your specialist interest in our field; for example, our current solicitors have developed their own areas of expertise in seeking accountability for survivors of violence against women and girls, abuse of street policing, policing of protests, national security issues, data issues, and failures in mental health and social care. We particularly welcome those with experience of utilising judicial review challenges, with an ability to spot litigation opportunities to achieve our clients’ aims and where appropriate to develop law and policy to benefit our client group.
Further information for AAPPA applicants can be read here.
Please use the application form here to apply for either solicitor vacancy.
For fixed term contracts to work in either Public Inquiries or AAPPA.
The salary for these positions is £27,700 per annum
We are seeking up to four paralegals to start work on the Covid-19 Public Inquiry as soon as possible with one role providing an additional opportunity to support the firm’s partners and senior solicitors in considering the viability of new claims across all areas of the firm’s work by handling new enquiries.
These roles may suit those applying for pupillages to commence September 2025 although applications are also welcome from those intending to qualify as solicitors. The roles are on a fixed-term basis with contract lengths between 9-18 months with the potential to extend based upon clients’ and the firm’s needs as the Inquiry progresses.
Further information for applicants for these vacancies can be read here. Please follow the instructions set out in the Information for Applicants document to apply for one of these roles.
We are also seeking a paralegal to work primarily in our AAPPA team, although there may be opportunities to support the work of colleagues in other teams depending on the needs of the firm. The supervising partner for this post has a significant inquest practice, so the successful candidate will gain excellent experience of this area of our work. This post is for a fixed term until the end of September 2024, but this may be extended depending on the needs of the firm.
The closing date for all vacancies is 5.00 pm on Monday 11 March but this may be brought forward if we are able to recruit suitable candidates before this deadline and you are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.
We encourage all applicants to complete and submit our equal opportunities monitoring form saved here.