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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.

To access all of the latest public law jobs, please scroll down.

To see our latest salary survey, please click here (PDF).

Latest Jobs
Legal Services Team Manager
North West Leicestershire District Council
Lawyer (Property)
Derby City Council
Energy Lead Lawyer
East Suffolk Council
Commercial Lead Lawyer
East Suffolk Council
Commercial Property Lawyer
Sellick Partnership
Senior Legal Officer, Property Team
Norfolk County Council

Senior Planning & Highways Lawyer
Up to £48,531 p.a. + one off £3,000 welcome payment + £2,500 p.a. market forces payment (pro rata for part-time)
Planning and Highways Lawyer
Up to £45,591 p.a. + one off £3,000 welcome payment + £2,500 p.a. market forces payment (pro rata for part-time)
Assistant Solicitor (Major Development)
£26,999 - £32,678
Community Care Law Solicitor / Barrister / Legal Executive


  • Salary Survey
    The figures for 2018 show a modest increase in salaries despite a rise in vacancies (the number of jobs advertised on Public Law Jobs increased by more than 50% - from 430 to 636 - from 2017 to 2018) and a tightening job market in both public sector legal and in the profession generally.
  • 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.
  • The Legal Department of the Future
    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.



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