JUSTICE (London / hybrid) – Linklaters Legal Fellow

Hours: Full time, fixed-term (six month contract, can be offered part time)
Salary:  £36,528 per annum, pro rata.
Location: London/hybrid

JUSTICE invites applications for two six-month legal fellowships. These are paid positions, funded by Linklaters LLP.

The successful applicants will work closely with our legal staff: conducting legal research; providing commentary on draft legislation; assisting with third party interventions (where relevant); and supporting working parties of our membership and other experts exploring critical issues of law reform. The fellowships will provide the opportunity to develop research and drafting skills, to engage with litigation and law-making processes, and to be part of a small, friendly and committed staff.

For these fellowships, we particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, including from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds who expect to face additional barriers in securing a career in law. Given the nature of our work, applications are sought from UK law graduates only. This includes people who expect to have completed a law degree or GDL, are a CILEX graduate, or have completed Part 1 of their SQE by the time they start the internship.

Applicants should demonstrate an interest in the challenges affecting the justice system – whether criminal, civil, family or administrative – and have an understanding of the UK’s constitutional and human rights framework. They should have excellent written and spoken communication skills.

Each fellowship is for a period of for six months full-time, although this is flexible, and can also be offered part-time over a longer time frame with a minimum of 3 days a week. We are looking for both fellows to start in July however, the exact start dates will be discussed with the successful candidates, please indicate your availability on the application form.

The JUSTICE team work in a hybrid manner. We have an office space in London however, in-person attendance is currently optional and we welcome applications from individuals based across the UK. The Legal Fellows will have regular video calls with their line manager, the policy team and wider JUSTICE staff.

The Legal Fellow will be paid £36,528 per annum, pro rata. 

To be considered for this fellowship please complete the application form and email it to jobs@justice.org.ukPlease mark your email with ‘LEGAL FELLOWSHIP’ in the subject line.

Job Description
Application form

Please note that due to the high number of applications we receive and our limited resources as a small charity we are unable to provide individual feedback to applicants who are not interviewed. For tips on applying for the fellowship please see the Q&A page on our website.

Closing date: Sunday 19 May 2024 at 11:59pm
First round interviews will be held by Zoom on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 June2024
Final round interviews will be held by Zoom between 26 June and 5 July2024

Please note we will contact all candidates by 10 June regarding the outcome of their application.

JUSTICE’s fellowship programme is governed by the principles of equal opportunity.