By DebbieH 28 Aug 2020 7 min read

The hottest legal jobs in London right now

While Covid-19 has already ravished certain industries, the good news is that the number of law firms continuing recruitment as normal is growing. Some large city and regional firms have not felt forced to make drastic changes to staffing levels.

Today we take a look at the hottest legal jobs in London right now. See which law firms are recruiting and discover if you’ve got what it takes to succeed in the role!


Legal Works Recruitment – Financial Crime Risk Solicitor

Legal Works is recruiting for an experienced lawyer at an international banking organisation. If you are a solicitor (5/6PQE+) with Financial Crime, Regulatory and Risk experience looking for your next career move, this could be the role for you.

The scope of this role is broad and covers governance, advisory, solutions, monitoring & assurance and training. You will play a key role in influencing and shaping sanctions policies, controls and risk appetite.

You will also manage day to day advisory to key stakeholders on the sanctions risks associated with new and existing clients, complex transactions and the impact on the company of new sanctions and periodically review of sanctions policies, procedures and guidance documents.

G2 Legal – Corporate Affairs Lawyer

A role has arisen for a Corporate Affairs Lawyer to join the Insurance Division at a Legal 100 firm based in the City of London.

The role would suit a qualified lawyer with a background in insurance litigation, who can demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively through writing articles, blogs etc., as well as face to face,through presentations and seminars. This should be combined with excellent research and IT skills.

This is an exciting opportunity for a creative and ambitious insurance lawyer to join a market leading Legal 100 firm in London.

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Grist Legal – Regulatory Barrister

A leading Regulatory team has an opportunity for a qualified Barrister to join one of the countries finest law firms the role will be based in London with a requirement to travel to undertake advocacy with regulators on a regular basis, at least once a week.

The successful candidate will be a qualified Barrister with at least 2+ year’s call, ideally, with previous experience in the field of regulation and professional discipline is strongly preferred.
This is a great opportunity to join a friendly, dynamic and expanding team in a market leading firm with the opportunity to influence and shape the ways the dispute advocacy service evolves moving forwards.

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ENL Legal Talent – Experienced Family Legal Secretary

This busy and well respected firm is looking to recruit an experienced Family Legal Secretary. The role will require many administrative duties including keeping files up to date, prioritising workload and working on email/verbal instruction from Solicitor.

To be considered for the role you will be an experienced family legal secretary with a minimum of 5 years recent experience working in a busy family legal secretary role. Applications are welcomed from confident self-starters who are comfortable working under pressure and to tight deadlines.

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Irwin Mitchel Solicitors – Solicitor

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Solicitor to join the Asbestos Related Disease team in their London office.

The team has over 30 years of experience representing victims of asbestos related diseases, operating as part of a highly successful specialist asbestos national team to provide outstanding client care and achieve the best outcomes for their clients and their families. They have also successfully pursued many landmark legal case judgements in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

As a member of this highly regarded team, you will play an integral role in the growth of the team. You’ll lead the investigation and litigation on complex cases, working as part of a team to maximise client damages and optimise costs recovery.

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Bird & Bird – Compliance Officer

Bird & Bird LLP is an international law firm which supports organisations being changed by technology or the digital world. They combine exceptional legal expertise with deep industry knowledge and refreshingly creative thinking, to help clients achieve their commercial goals.

An opportunity has arisen to join their expanding Business Acceptance team where each Compliance Officer is involved in conflicts, AML and sanctions work. Accordingly, this recruitment is likely to provide the candidate with opportunities to learn and become proficient in areas beyond their current area of expertise.

Ideally, you will have previous experience working within a centralised conflicts team, clearing conflicts through analysis, escalation and resolution. You will also have experience of identifying and dealing with issues relating to sanctions, high risk matters and complex ownership structures.

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Douglas Scott – Actions Against Police Civil Liberties Solicitor

A highly regarded firm in South London have interesting plans for growth over the coming years and are looking for a Solicitor who specialises within Actions against Public Authorities & Civil Liberties, to join them on this journey.

The ideal candidate will have experience assisting claimants in all types of claims, sound knowledge & understanding of legal aid funding & CFAs, ideally 3+ years experience within Actions Against Police & Civil Liberties work, although individuals with less experience who are able to successfully manage their own caseload will also be considered

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