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FULL_TIME 2020-12-31 00:00:00 2020-01-23

Private Law Lawyer | Ref: PIP0000983

London | Accounting, tax & legal | Start: ASAP | Duration: 6 months

Posted 12 months ago

Job description

We are currently looking for Private Law Lawyers that we will be recruiting for on behalf of the Government Legal Department.

Imagine having a talent that could benefit someone you’ve never met and solve problems you didn’t even know existed. Well, you do, and you can. And we’re here to help you do just that. At PSR we are the go-to place for talented contractors and temps for a rich variety of civil service roles.

As a Private Law Lawyer, you will: 

  • Use a process of analysis, planning, scheduling, prioritising, action, quality monitoring and review
  • Give early warning to those affected by changes in individual cases
  • Display an understanding of the resourcing requirements of own cases
  • Have up-to-the minute case files readily available
  • Acknowledge clients’ concerns and work to alleviate these in a way that balances client and Department needs
  • Be alert to media interest which may have an impact on the reputation of the client and/or the Department
  • Keep abreast of legal developments and current thinking on related policy issues


You’ll have:

  • Qualified Solicitor registered on the Law Society roll with post qualification experience (n.b. Candidates with equivalent qualifications and suitable experience from outside the England and Wales jurisdiction will be considered)
  • Strong private law civil litigation experience essential
  • Good drafting and written skills essential
  • Ability to meet time and billing targets essential
  • Experience in managing a busy civil litigation caseload essential

It would be great to also have:

  • 3 years + PQE
  • Strong experience in personal injury defendant work highly desirable
  • Public sector/Central Government experience



If this sounds like you and you would be interested in being added to our pipeline, please click the link to apply and speak to one of our PSR team now.


"In applying for this role you acknowledge the following; this role falls in scope of the Off Payroll Working in the Public Sector legislation. Any rates of payment quoted will reflect the gross rate per day for the assignment, and will be subject to appropriate taxes and statutory costs. As such the payment to the intermediary and your income resulting from this contract will be different."

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