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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).

Latest Jobs
Principal Lawyer
Manchester City Council
Manchester City Council
Childcare Lawyer 12 Months FTC
Sellick Partnership

Principal Lawyer
Grade 10 £49,863 to £51,845 (Bar at £50,859) per annum
(*inclusive of reviewable market supplement of £5,000)
Grade 8 £34,728 to £38,890 (Bar at £37,890) per annum
Senior Lawyer (Planning)
£44,863 - £48,894 per annum (City Pay Band 8)
Senior Lawyer/Solicitor (Property)
From £40,001 per annum
Senior Legal Adviser
£33,653 - £46,776 per annum (Dependant on Experience)
Lawyer - Safeguarding (2 posts)
£32,910 G6 / £46,172
Lawyer - Property (3 posts)
£32,910 G6 / £46,172
Monitoring Officer / Lead Specialist - Legal
£63,476 - £68,708 per annum plus £5,000 market supplement
Lawyer / Senior Lawyer– Contracts, Procurement & Information
£38,496 to £46,383 with opportunity to progress up to £53,568
Planning & Highways Lawyer
£29,557 - £48,874
Sales Manager
£35,000 - £45,000 a year


  • 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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