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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 2023, please click here (PDF).

Director of Law and Governance
To £130,000 per annum
Senior Lawyer Planning & Highways
£53,775 - £55,963 per annum
Legal Adviser
£54,097 - £62,271 per annum
Principal Lawyer - Property
£63,910 – £72,390 per annum + Market Forces Supplement of £10,150
Chief Lawyer - Property
£72,390 - £82,160 per annum + Market Forces Supplement of £10,150
£42,403 - £46,464 per annum
Principal Lawyer
£42,403 - £46,464 per annum
Senior Lawyer
£50,937 - £55,454 per annum / pro rata
£45,920 - £50,437 per annum / pro rata
Legal Officer
£33,024 - £36,648 per annum
Senior Planning Lawyer
£42,403 - £51,515 per annum (+ up to £5k supplement)
Senior Property Lawyer
£42,403 - £51,515 per annum (+ up to £5k supplement)
Solicitor (Education & Prosecutions)
£44,428 - £47,420 per annum
Solicitor (Safeguarding)
£44,428 - £47,420 (pro rata) 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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