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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 NEW Recruitment Market Report 2021, please click here (PDF).

Latest Jobs
Locum Housing Litigation Lawyer
Panoramic Associates
Senior Lawyer (Planning)
3C Shared Legal Practice (South Cambridgeshire DC, Cambridge City Council and Huntingdonshire DC)
Legal Assistant - Child Care
Leicestershire County Council
Financial Services Lawyer x 2
Sellick Partnership
Employment Lawyer
Sellick Partnership

Commercial Lawyers
£40,578 - £44,624
£39,571 - £44,624
£39,571 - £44,624
Senior Lawyer (Planning)
£45,648 - £49,749
Group Manager
£53,639 - £57,161
£35,336 - £39,571
Principal Lawyers
£50,648 - £52,665
Senior Lawyers
£45,578 - £49,624
Associate/Senior Associate (5+PQE, Local Government)
Senior Property Solicitor
£35,336 - £39,571 pro-rata
£33,741 - £39,139 pa plus £4830.49 London weighting
Associate/Senior Associate
Crown Counsel (Financial Crime)
£66,700 - £93,200
Corporate Governance Lawyer x3
£40,578 – £44,624
Commercial lawyer
£39,571 - £43,570
£33,855 - £39,825


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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