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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 salary survey for 2019, Please click here (PDF).

Senior Legal Officer - Commercial & Contracts x2
Salary to £34,728 (Grade 9), £38,890 (Grade 10) or £42,821 (Grade 11)
Senior Legal Office - Childcare
Salary to £27,741 (Grade 7), £34,728 (Grade 9) or £42,821 (Grade 11)
Senior Contract and Procurement Solicitor
£34,002 to £57,975 (dependent on experience)
Solicitor (Maternity Cover - up to 1 Year)
£34,002 - £48,884
Senior Legal Specialist Lawyer Planning, Regeneration and Litigation
£47,164 to £53,262 per annum (Level 1), and £52,705 to £61,457 (Level 2)       
Solicitor - Property
£37,890 to £41,881 per annum
Lead Lawyer
£43,857 - £45,859
Head of Legal and Democratic Services
Up to £88,503 pa
Senior Solicitor (Childcare)
£45,859 - £48,804 a year plus £3,203 car benefit allowance pro rata (18.5 hours per week)
Solicitor (Childcare)
£32,233 - £34,728 a year
Contracts Lawyer
£23,928 - £26,314
Weekly Hours: 22.2 PW
Head of Corporate Governance and Legal (and Monitoring Officer)
£53,241 - £56,500
Legal Sector Liaison Manager
Salary dependant on experience
Solicitor – Children
£47,830 - £50,784 (SM3) per annum
Legal & Democratic Services Manager
£52,953 to £57,090 per annum


  • 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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