Central Government Principal Investigative Lawyer

Sellick Partnership Limited
London, Greater London, England
£50,000 - £60,000
12 days ago

Principal Investigative Lawyer

12 month Fixed-term Contract

£54.232 per annum + access to civil service pension scheme

Hybrid Working in London

A dynamic London based Central Government body is looking for multiple lawyers to join their team on a 12 month fixed-term contract. As an integrated member of the team, you will assist by providing accurate and effective legal advice and support on cases concerning top tier fraud, bribery and corruption.

As a Principal Investigative Lawyer, you will help to shape case strategy and outcomes, as well as actively participating in the investigation from managing search warrants, attending executive searches and interviewing witnesses. You will also enhance your technical skills through working with digital evidence.


  • Legal Advisor informing case strategy: Providing legal advice to the team to help inform and set the investigative strategy of the case.
  • Investigation: Working as part of a team comprising investigators, accountants, digital specialists and utilising the full range of investigative tools, actively participating in case investigations including interviews, drafting witness statements and attending searches.
  • Legal Advisor shaping case outcomes: Providing legal advice on potential case outcomes including charging, prosecution and Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPA's). Acting as the designated Prosecutor where necessary.
  • Leadership/contribution to the wider business: Supervision of document reviewers and external counsel, monitoring quality of work and productivity. Visibly promoting values and representing the organisation positively through engagement with internal and external stakeholders.

Essential and desirable criteria:


  • Candidates must be UK-qualified Lawyers
  • Candidates must be a barrister authorised by the Bar Council to practice in England and Wales OR a solicitor, admitted by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority and authorised to practice in England and Wales or Northern Ireland
  • Strong experience of complex civil AND/OR criminal fraud, bribery and corruption litigation
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a complex, multi-strand legal or investigative environment
  • Experience of managing large quantities of data using software tools and databases


  • Written and oral advocacy in courts and/or tribunals
  • Experience participating in or advising on disclosure under the Criminal Procedures and Investigations Act 1996


  • A starting salary of £54,232.
  • Long, fixed-term contract with possible opportunities to apply for a permanent vacancy.
  • Access to an exceptional civil service pension scheme.
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Access to Unique Government Work
  • Easily accessible Central London Location

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established Central Government team that prides itself in the first-class service it offers to clients. Our client also offers the potential of a permanent vacancy after your 12 month contract. If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience for this role, please apply now, or contact Lauren Stott at Sellick Partnership.

Sellick Partnership is proud to be an inclusive and accessible recruitment business and we support applications from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances. We can adapt our processes to accommodate everybody, so please let us know how we can help improve your recruitment experience. Please note, our advertisements use years' experience, hourly rates, and salary levels purely as a guide based on the specific skills set out in the advert. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who can demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. Our Consultants assess based on the experience and skills evidenced on the CV. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website.

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