About the Role
Job title: Senior solicitor, ideally partner level or lead counsel, but will consider associates with sufficient experience
Contract term: Permanent Location: Currently remote (travel to a London base in the future may be expected)
Hours: The job is available full time or part time Salary: Available on request Deadline: The job is currently available; however, it will remain open until we find the right person
About you: We are looking for a senior solicitor with significant public law experience to join our dynamic and growing team. The solicitor will assist with the delivery of the organisation’s strategy and goals.
● Have 10+ years PQE
● Are confident building client relationships, developing casework strategies and managing a heavy caseload
● Great communication skills
● Experience conducting litigation
● Self-motivated and conscientious
● Comfortable working remotely The successful candidate will be a confident and creative lawyer, able to communicate at many levels and have experience at conducting litigation.
You can find out more about us here: Advocates-for-Animals.com Process for recruitment: To apply please send your CV to email@example.com and request the application pack.
About the Organisation
Advocates for Animals is the first and only law firm of its kind, dedicated solely to animal protection law. It is increasing access to justice for animals, and those people and organisations dedicated to protecting them, by holding to account those who break the law and those charged with enforcing it. The UK is a nation of animal lovers, and as such we have some of the most powerful animal welfare laws in the world. However, legal protections are only meaningful if they are (1) understood, and (2) enforced. Unfortunately, a number of reports suggest that there is still a significant amount of work to be done in both respects. The public expects animal law to be fit for purpose and enforced by those public bodies charged with doing so, however this is often not the case. Having launched in March 2019, Advocates for Animals is developing an unparalleled depth of knowledge of the law as it relates to animals, and is able to advise its clients (largely animal protection organisations) on creative and innovative use of the law to ensure that the protections available are properly understood and enforced. In a short amount of time, we have already been instructed by the majority of established animal charities in the country, we have advised on a series of landmark cases, and established ourselves as the go-to law firm for legal advice in relation to animal protection.