Last updated: Wednesday 31 March, 2021
Public Law Solicitor in the North West – Simpson Millar
About the Job
Salary: £28–36k plus bonus
This is an exciting opportunity for a 1–4 year qualified solicitor with prior experience of public law, community care or claims against public authorities to join our award winning Public Law Department.
You will be joining an established team who do a mix of public law, community care, claims against public authorities and inquest work including representing victims of trafficking, vulnerable migrants, unaccompanied minors, looked after children and care leavers in a mix of judicial review and civil claims work.
The team is primarily based in London and Bristol and we are looking to expand in the North West, where we have offices in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds and established public law teams already doing Court of Protection, community care, education and childcare work. We are looking for someone who can build on the expertise of our London and Bristol teams and either already has or has the ability to build relationships with NGOs and generate their own work. Prior experience of legal aid is required.
We offer the opportunity to work from home for at least 2–3 days per week and while the intention is that the role should be based out of our Manchester office, we are also willing to consider candidates who would rather be based out of our Leeds or Liverpool offices.
The successful candidate needs to have the ability to manage and run with their own caseload although we offer excellent supervision and support as well as the opportunity to progress.
Salary is between £28k and £36k dependent on experience.
We are actively committed to increasing the diversity of our firm and to breaking down the barriers that prevent many from entering the legal profession. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and encourage applications from individuals who are under-represented within the profession.
There is no deadline for applying. The vacancy will remain open until filled. Please apply as soon as possible if interested with a cover letter outlining why you are interested in the role and how you fit the criteria together with your CV.