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Job Introduction  

We are recruiting for Contract Lawyers at Associate level, to join our Public Inquires team in London on a 3-6 month contract, with the potential of extensions. The role will be on a day rate basis. Please note you will be working via an Umbrella Company. Due to the nature of the Inquiries we have currently we are looking for people who have resided in the UK for 5 years or longer.

There is potential for some hybrid working but we are looking for someone who is open to office attendance, up to 5 days a week in the London office.

Your Role

As a key addition to our growing team, you will have a fee-earning role, which is likely to include the following:

  • Acting as a supporting Solicitor to statutory and non-statutory inquiries
  • Undertaking internal investigations and independent reviews
  • Providing legal advice to the Inquiry Team and contribute to senior relationship management with recognised legal representatives, core participants, witnesses and document providers
  • Handling or leading complex, multi-disciplinary, professional, multi-strand legal or investigative environments
  • Handling or leading complex, large-scale projects, including involvement in delivery of large-scale disclosure/e-disclosure/document production/information management exercises
  • Dealing with Public law challenges, advising on merits of defending judicial review claims and grounds for issuing JR challenges.
  • Advising on litigation related to national security matters
  • Planning, defining and implementing strategies to support delivery against client need
  • Leading and project managing document-heavy review processes to identify key relevant materials
  • Establishing defined programmes of work and monitoring delivery
  • Giving clear and detailed instructions to witnesses to ensure delivery of high-quality evidence
  • Supporting witnesses in advance of giving oral evidence
  • Supervising the work delegated to other team members, adopting a supportive and collegiate approach to the development of others
  • Working flexibly across workstreams and delegating tasks to other team members, driving efficiency and maximising available resource 

Your Skills and Experience

  • You must be a Qualified Solicitor (SRA or Law Society Registered)
  • At least 2 years of litigation experience. 
  • Strong litigation skills and project management skills with experience of managing large scale disclosure exercises and/or working on large scale projects in commercial litigation
  • A creative approach to problem solving with an ability to manage critical issues quickly and effectively
  • A proven and demonstrable ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Keen, motivated team player with the ability to self-start and engage with a varied cross section of fee earners across the business
  • Ability to contribute to our collaborative culture, with an ambition to assist in the development of junior team members

The Team

The Public Inquires team at TLT has a wide breadth of experience on all aspects of inquiry work. We represent central government, non-departmental public bodies, local government, high-profile individuals, blue light services and the private sector.

The team provide a full legal service. This includes advising individual key witnesses representing public bodies, private individuals and acting on behalf of inquiries themselves.

This breadth of experience and knowledge allows the team to deal with all aspects of public inquiries and provides a unique perspective. On top of our legal advice, we are able to provide support to an inquiry secretariat. We can provide project management, budget advice and administrative support.

About TLT

Fast paced, fast growing and forward thinking, TLT is the law firm that helps clients stay one step ahead, and we do the same for our people.

We work with high profile clients in innovative sectors. With local, national and international reach, we have over 1,400 people in offices across the UK and a network of partner firms across Europe, India and the US. In 2022 we were named Law Firm of the Year at The British Legal Awards, recognising our incredible success story.

Our purpose is to protect, prepare and progress our clients for what comes next and it’s essential that we do the same for our people, our planet and our communities too. In our open and collaborative culture, we encourage everyone to be their whole self, to have a voice and to contribute.


Flexible resource
Flexible resource
Closing Date
Sunday 30 June 2024
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