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Welcome to Public Law Jobs for all the latest public law in-house and private practice legal jobs.

Public Law Jobs is the dedicated recruitment website of the Local Government Lawyer and Public Law Today websites. As well as providing sophisticated and accurate search tools to find and apply for the latest public sector and related private practice legal jobs, Public Law Jobs allows employers to find you by uploading your CV (anonymously if preferred) to our secure server and to set up bespoke email job alerts to ensure that you don’t miss a single opportunity. To register for bespoke job alerts or to upload your CV, please click here or to receive our weekly general job alert without registering, please click here.

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Latest Jobs
Locum Housing Lawyer
Sellick Partnership
Assistant Solicitor - Litigation
Newport City Council
Locum Adults Lawyer
Sellick Partnership
Childcare Lawyer
Sellick Partnership
Childcare Barrister
Sellick Partnership

Solicitor/Legal Executive (advocacy) – Child Care
£31,346 - £39,880
Lawyer (Contracts)
£41,607 - £48,576
Senior Lawyer (Environmental Regulation Team)
Solicitor/ Lawyer
£32,234 - £35,745 per annum
Commercial Lawyer
Up to £46,845 pre annum + one off £3,000 welcome payment + £2,500 market forces payment per annum (pro rata for part-time)
Legal Adviser
£23,847 pa (pro-rata, 22.5 hours per week) plus excellent benefits
Senior Lawyer, Adults
Up to £60,000 pa
Senior Planning and Enforcement Lawyer
 Up to £62K pa
Childcare Lawyer
Full time - £30,788 to £42,029
Childcare Lawyer
Part time 21.75 hours per week - £30,788 to £42,029 pro rata
Education Lawyer
Part time 21.75 hours per week - £30,788 to £42,029 pro rata
£40,876 to £43,857
Childcare Advocate (Joint Legal Team)
£42,821 - £54,878
Litigator – 3+ PQE
£45k+ depending on experience.
Planning Solicitor/Barrister 4+ PQE
£45k+ depending on experience.


  • Local government lawyer salaries rise 3% but senior pay rises sharply
    Local government lawyer’s salaries rose by 3% last year in-line with the national average, the number of vacancies fell slightly but senior lawyer pay showed strong growth in 2019, new research from Public Law Jobs has found.
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    What is the future of local authority legal departments? What makes local government lawyers tick? How do you attract and retain the best local government lawyers? Find out the answers to these questions and many more in the Local Government Lawyer Legal Department of the Future survey and report.
  • Taxing times
    Hundreds of locum lawyers are facing the prospect of 30% falls in their take-home pay as many temporary lawyers are switched from contractor to employee status following changes to tax rules last April known as IR35.



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