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Legal Assistant - Keating Chambers
Monday, 30th March 2020
Keating Chambers is a leading commercial set specialising in high-profile construction, engineering, IT, telecommunications and energy related disputes, which typically involve issues relating to the law of contract, tort and restitution. Chambers also undertakes a broader range of work including professional negligence, EU procurement and competition law, environmental and other regulatory work, bonds, guarantees and party wall matters.
This position does not require any prior specialist knowledge of construction law or experience of the construction industry. However, the role will be very demanding. As well as assisting members of Chambers with research for ongoing or contemplated proceedings, the successful candidate will assist in preparing presentations, lectures and articles relating to Chambers’ principal practice areas.
Applicants should be motivated, able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, and manage several projects at any one time. Previous appointees have completed the BPTC or equivalent and this is regarded as highly desirable for the role. The ability to understand and analyse complex legal issues and to communicate clearly is essential. So too is a high level of competence with both online research tools (including Westlaw, Justis, Lawtel, BAILII and Construction Law Reports) and paper sources (such as Halsbury’s Laws/Statutes).
In return, Keating Chambers will offer the successful applicant a salary of c.28k p.a. and an interest-free loan to cover travelling expenses to and from work (if required) and pension scheme. In addition, the role will provide unrivalled exposure to areas of Chambers’ work and to leading practitioners involved in high profile work.
Applicants should complete an application form (available via link below) and send a covering letter headed “RE: LEGAL ASSISTANT POSITION” by midday on Monday 15th June 2020 via email to email@example.com or by post to Ms Elaine Browne at Keating Chambers, 15 Essex St, London, WC2R 3AA.
Each application should name two academic referees who will be contacted prior to any offer being made. It is anticipated that interviews will take place in Chambers late afternoon / early evening at the start of July 2020 and employment will commence early September by arrangement.
For further details on this role and to download our application form please see our website
Keating Chambers is fully committed to equality and diversity in both recruitment and the provision of services. The selection procedure is operated without discrimination, that is to say without regard to irrelevant considerations such as sex, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, religion or belief, or age. If you are disabled and require any adjustments at any stage, please inform us and we will try to accommodate your needs.
JUSTICE: Work for us
Wednesday, 25th March 2020
JUSTICE invites applications for a Strategy Fellow, which is a paid position.
JUSTICE invites applications for a Strategy Fellow, which is a paid position.
The successful applicant will work directly with our Director and the Board of JUSTICE on elaborating the next four-year strategy for the organisation. The Fellowship will provide the successful candidate with intellectual stretch, as well as insight into public policy work and charity management.
Given the nature of our work, applications are sought from those with a law degree or relevant. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in the challenges affecting the justice system – whether criminal, civil or administrative. They should be able to demonstrate outstanding intellectual ability, and have excellent written and spoken communication skills.
The Strategy Fellow is a full-time role for six months, we are flexible on the start date though envisage between May and July 2020. Given the current public health situation, it will be a work from home role for as long as required, otherwise you will be working from our office in London. The post holder will be paid the London Living Wage, £19,565 per annum.
You can view the job description for this role here.
Closing date: Friday 17th April at 10pm.
JUSTICE Scotland Fellow
JUSTICE invites applications for a JUSTICE Scotland Fellow, which is a paid position. This role is based in Scotland.
The successful applicant will work closely with our legal staff and Scottish members to support the work of JUSTICE Scotland. The Fellowship will provide the opportunity to develop research and drafting skills, to engage with litigation and law-making processes in Scotland, and to be part of a small, friendly and committed staff.
Given the nature of our work, applications are sought from those with law degrees or equivalent. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in the challenges affecting the justice system – whether criminal, civil or administrative – and have an understanding of the UK’s constitutional and human rights framework. They should have excellent written and spoken communication skills.
This is a part-time role, 1.5 days a week, paid at the London Living Wage £19,565 per annum, pro rata). The Fellow will be based in Scotland, working from home with infrequent travel to London required.
You can view the job description for the role here.
Please mark your email with ‘JUSTICE SCOTLAND FELLOW’ in the subject line.
Closing date: Tuesday 14th April at 10pm.
Pump court chambers crime team seeks applications from established practitioner at all levels
Tuesday, 3rd March 2020
Does life on Circuit, within easy reach of London, appeal to you?
Join us?We are a busy, successful Criminal and Disciplinary & Regulatory Team in a large common law set of chambers. We have a clear surplus of good work. We need committed and enthusiastic practitioners across the board to take it up. Based in the beautiful Cathedral City of Winchester we practise predominantly in Southampton, Bournemouth and Winchester.
Set for SuccessWe are delighted to announce that Anne Brown has been appointed as a Circuit Judge, sitting in Kingston. This follows Sarah Jones’ appointment as Queen’s Counsel last year. We welcome Alejandra Llorente Tascon and Alice Scott to the team following their successful completion of pupillage. Established over 70 years ago, Pump Court Chambers is one of the leading common law sets at the Bar. We are rated as a “Leading Set” in both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500, with centres in London, Winchester and Swindon.
Above all, we have excellent clerking and a particularly close team spirit.If you share our ambition, drive and commitment to excellence in all that we do, we would welcome enquiries and applications from Criminal and Disciplinary & Regulatory practitioners at all levels of call. Time to apply and share our pride in a thriving Circuit practice.
Contact us All enquiries and applications will be treated in confidence. We are an equal opportunities set and are committed to equality and diversity.Please download the application form from our website: www.pumpcourtchambers.com and send to Richard Tutt, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01962 868161. Please advise if you require adjustments because of a disability. W. www.pumpcourtchambers.com E. email@example.com T. 01962 868 161 | 020 7353 0711
College of Arms Recruitment - PROBATIONARY OFFICER OF ARMS
Wednesday, 26th February 2020
College of Arms Recruitment - PROBATIONARY OFFICER OF ARMS
The College of Arms is the official heraldic authority for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and most of the Commonwealth realms. It is responsible for the granting of new coats of arms and the recording of pedigrees. The College also maintains official registers of arms and pedigrees. The officers of arms, in addition to their ceremonial duties, advise on matters relating to dignities, honours, precedence and official symbols, and undertake genealogical, historical and other research.
The College consists of up to thirteen officers of arms, also known as heralds, individually appointed by the Crown on the recommendation of the Earl Marshal.
The College of Arms is seeking to recruit a new probationary officer of arms subject to a twelve-month training period. This role would suit someone with a genuine interest in British and Commonwealth history. The successful candidate will learn how to deal with heraldic and genealogical enquiries arising from members of the public and various organisations, how to process applications for new grants of arms and about other work undertaken by the College. Upon completion of this training period, the candidate will be assessed with a view to formal appointment as an officer of arms. If appointed, he or she will run an independent heraldic and genealogical practice within the College generating his or her own income.
The successful candidate will work, until appointment, for a number of officers of arms and learn about the following types of work:
- Professional work undertaken by the officers of arms such as dealing with heraldic and genealogical enquiries from members of the public and organisations, processing applications for new grants of arms, undertaking genealogical, historical and other research, and establishing rights to arms and the descent of dignities by inheritance;
- Work undertaken for the College such as cataloguing various collections of manuscript and printed volumes and updating registers and pictorial indexes for research purposes;
- Official work undertaken by the officers of arms on behalf of the Royal Household and the Government.
The candidate will work under the supervision of an officer of arms and be subject to periodic performance reviews.
Upon satisfactory completion of his or her training period, the candidate will be formally assessed with a view to being recommended to the Earl Marshal for formal appointment as an officer of arms. If appointed, he or she will run an independent heraldic and genealogical practice within the College generating his or her own income. After appointment, the officer will be self-employed and it may take time to develop a remunerative practice. In the first year after appointment, some paid work can be provided by the College.
The role would suit a candidate with excellent research and communication skills and with a strong interest in heraldic and genealogical matters.
- Good university degree;
- Post-graduate employment experience (minimum of 5 years)
- Excellent analytical and drafting skills;
- First-rate communication skills (oral and written) and approachability;
- Enthusiasm, adaptability and ability to learn quickly;
- Professionalism, proactive nature and ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
- Ability to deal directly with members of the public;
- Ability to establish a wide network of contacts.
- Knowledge and experience of heraldry and genealogy;
- Knowledge of British and Commonwealth history.
- Languages and legal matters.
This is a full-time role based at the College of Arms. The successful candidate will be offered a fixed-term contract for an initial period of 6 months, which may be extended by a further 6 months. The work will be remunerated at a rate of £19.00 per hour (equivalent to approximately £35,000 per year).
Applicants must send a covering letter of no more than two pages in length explaining how he or she meets the requirements of the role and a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application period will close on 29 March and interviews will take place on 5-7 May 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide the names and contact details of two referees and to submit a recent short piece of written work on any subject. The successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment.
LSE CLCJT Forum 17 February - Galia Schneebaum
Tuesday, 11th February 2020
Our speaker is Dr Galia Schneebaum, who will present a paper titled ‘What is Wrong with Spousal Abuse, and Why Its Criminalization (As Such) Might Not Be Right’. The paper is attached to this email.
The seminar will take place on Monday 17 February 2020 at 18.00 in room 1.15, first floor, New Academic Building (notice the change of room from our usual venue).
Galia is an Assistant Professor of Law at the Harry Radzyner Law School, IDC Herzliya. She completed her Ph.D. at Tel-Aviv University, was a visiting scholar at the University of Toronto, and a Post-Doctoral fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Galia's research is at the intersection of criminal law, political, and sociological theory. Her research interests include criminalization theory, and the legal conceptions of abuse of power, abuse of authority and abuse of office - which she studies drawing on the Weberian theory of authority. Her previous work focused on the offenses of sexual abuse and sexual harassment, and her current research projects include the study of new regulations on workplace bullying (i.e,, non-sexual harassment), offenses of spousal abuse, and the legal regulation of boycotting. Galia organizes the Criminal Law in Action forum, and co-organizes the Law and Humanities researchers' workshop at IDC.
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