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Civil Liberties / Human Rights
City of London
£40,000 - £50,000


Junior Civil Liberties Solicitor - NQ-3 PQE

£40,000 - £50,000

City of London

An award winning and friendly Legal 500 firm based in the city centre is looking to grow its civil liberties team with a junior solicitor. With a diverse caseload of human rights matters including actions against police, inquest matters, prison law, counter terrorism matters, and data protection cases, this is an exciting opportunity for a solicitor to develop their career in an excellent firm.


  • Conducting civil liberties cases for initiation to conclusion.
  • Assisting partners and senior lawyers with their caseload of files dealing effectively with a variety of matters.
  • Input and assist with the development of the department.
  • Dealing directly with clients and maintaining the highest standard of care, taking instructions and ensuring full compliance.
  • Managing applications to the LAA when necessary. Liaising with all parties including defendants, government agencies, courts or other parties.
  • Instructing expert witnesses and taking clients’ proofs of evidence.

Skills and Experience:

  • UK qualified Solicitor NQ – 3 PQE years post qualification experience (other levels will be considered).
  • Strong experience with civil liberty, prison law, public law, or human rights matters, to ideally include actions against the police.
  • Proven experience of managing matters throughout the full case process including funding and billing.
  • Understanding of the Human Rights Act 1998, the Data Protection Act 1998, the Equality Act 2010 and coronial law.
  • Experience with publicly funded matters. Strong interpersonal skills interacting with clients and colleagues.
  • A passionate personality with an enthusiasm for developing their team and greater firm.


This firm offers an excellent opportunity to join a Legal 500 firm that is currently thriving, in a interesting and dynamic area of law. They offer a friendly and flexible environment with fast internal growth.

As renumeration, they offer a competitive salary and bonus scheme as well as a strong benefits package that is available on request. They maintain a great work/life balance with excellent hybrid working that can be made flexible around the individual.

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, contact Kalan Thomas at kalan@lrlegal.co.uk or call for a confidential discussion on 0208 078 9231 (office hours) or 07517 456559 (out of office hours).

LR Legal is a specialist legal recruitment agency with a reputation based on trust and integrity. We will always ask your permission before sending your CV to any of our clients.

The PQE identified on this advertisement is a guide only and does not preclude applications from those with more or less PQE.

LR Legal Recruitment is operating as an Employment Agency in respect of this vacancy.

*We require a lawyer who has gained the necessary experience for the position advertised. The PQE identified on this advertisement is a guide only and does not preclude applications from those with more or less PQE.