BARRISTER LAW FIRM REQUIRES ASSOCIATE - LONDON
Salary: £40-50,000 per annum
Start date: September 2019
The position offers an exciting opportunity for a barrister or solicitor who has completed, or is about to complete, their period of training (pupillage or training contract).
Offering a combination of advocacy and advisory practice, the successful candidate will have a platform to build a barrister’s practice in an exciting and fast-developing area. Bright Line Law seeks to embrace the modernity of legal practice as an employed barrister in a boutique environment, whilst maintaining the heritage of a barrister's Chambers.
Short-listed by the FT Innovative Lawyers in Europe Awards for its contribution to the Rule of Law in 2017, Bright Line Law is authorised by the Bar Standards Board to accept professional referral instructions as well as public access cases and the right to conduct litigation.
Bright Line Law specialises in financial crime and corporate crime work. Suitable candidates will have gained exposure to advocacy and be committed to developing a practice in cases involving allegations of financial wrongdoing.
Developing a barrister’s practice in white collar crime cases, particularly those involving corporate crime and financial crime;
Providing case support in the delivery of legal services to the firm’s clients, working as a supporting barrister alongside the Employer’s Lead Counsel and Principal Associate;
Building client relationships and obtaining new sources of work;
Participating in the development of policy and strategy projects, writing research papers for publication and submission to Government, contributing to the development of a web-based portal, and assisting in the provision of consultancy, training, and conference services.
The successful candidate;
The successful applicant will be a barrister who has completed 12 months pupillage, or a solicitor with higher rights of audience or a qualified legal practitioner in a common law jurisdiction required by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) to undertake a period of reduced pupillage to obtain rights of audience in England and Wales after successfully completing the Bar Transfer Test and being called to the Bar.
Undergraduate degree (First Class or Upper Second, or international equivalent).
If the applicant did not graduate in law, a postgraduate degree in law or legal practice qualification is required.
Dedication to developing a legal practice working in the field of white collar crime.
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and under pressure.
Excellent communication skills, with the ability to write and speak clearly and succinctly.
Research and analytical skills of an excellent order.
Ability to meet deadlines and a strong attention to detail.
Highly motivated, with good judgment, sensitivity, flexibility, and tact.
A full C.V.
A covering letter explaining in a maximum of 250 words suitability for the role and how the job will assist career development.
If shortlisted, two examples of written work will be required.
Do not apply if you do not satisfy the minimum requirements.
If you do not receive a response to your email within 5 working days of the closing date for applications, please assume that your application has not been successful.
Due to the number of likely applications, feedback to unsuccessful applicants will not be given.
Applications or CV's submitted by agencies will not be considered.