Public Interest Law Centre (London) – Solicitor (Covid 19 Public Inquiry)

Solicitor (Covid 19 Public Inquiry)

Full-time (35 hours per week)

Starting salary of £38,961 per annum on a scale rising annually to £44,226.

Are you passionate about using the law for change? Do you want to work with us to challenge systemic injustice, holding the decision-makers to account with regard to governmental preparedness for, and the policy responses to, the Covid 19 pandemic?

About us

We work in collaboration with grassroots groups, campaigns and frontline organisations, advocating through legal action in three key priority areas: state accountability, housing & land and migrants’ rights & racial justice. We do this through our public law challenges, actions against public authorities, and housing law that specialises in defending the rights of Gypsies, travellers and boat dwellers.  In addition to litigation directly on behalf of clients, we take instructions from core participants in a number of ongoing inquiries including; the Public Inquiry into Undercover Policing, the Covid-19 Public Inquiry and an inquiry set up by Unite the Union to investigate claims a number of its staff passed information on members to major construction companies involved in the ‘blacklisting’ of trade unionist activists from the early 1990s through to 2009.

Our team is currently made up of 17 staff, hybrid-working from our modern offices in Cambridge Heath, E2.  

About you

We seek a Solicitor with a strong interest in undertaking work in Public Inquiries. You may have a background in Public Law and, ideally will have knowledge and experience of publicly funded work. Regardless, you will be familiar with the main principles of public law and will become a key and valued member of the Inquiries team. The team’s work will be overseen by a Supervising Solicitor and will be supported by a newly recruited Paralegal to assist in the gathering of disclosure.


We don’t accept CVs. Please send your completed application form and Equality and Diversity monitoring form to If you have any questions or want to discuss any aspects of the role, please contact: Application documents can be found here.


9am on Wednesday 1st May 2024.


We expect to interview in person on Tuesday 14th May.

We want to be more diverse and reflect our community

We especially encourage applications from minoritised candidates and/or those with lived experience of the social-justice issues we work on.