Sir Henry Brooke Fellow

JUSTICE invites applications for the first Sir Henry Brooke Fellow at JUSTICE.

Sir Henry Brooke was a long-standing member and supporter of JUSTICE, and a champion of talented young people entering the legal profession.

For this position they are looking for candidates who can demonstrate some of Henry’s key attributes and values, namely intelligence, open mindedness, fondness for innovation, concern for equality, access to justice and fairness.

The successful applicant will have a particular interest in civil and public law, which will be the focus of the position. They will work closely with other legal staff: conducting legal research; providing commentary on draft legislation; assisting with third party interventions; and supporting working parties of their membership exploring critical issues of law reform. The Fellowship will provide the opportunity to develop research and drafting skills, to engage with litigation and law-making processes, and to be part of a small, friendly and committed staff.

Given the nature of our work, applications are sought from UK law graduates only. This includes people who expect to have completed a law degree or GDL or are a CILEX graduate at the time commencement of the fellowship. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in the challenges affecting the justice system and have a sophisticated understanding of the UK’s constitutional and human rights framework. They should have excellent written and spoken communication skills.

The role is full time for six months, starting in November or December depending on the candidate’s availability. They would be open to part-time working for the right candidate. Given the current public health situation, the Fellow will work from home for the foreseeable future with regular video calls with the legal team and wider JUSTICE staff. The Fellow will be paid £19,565pa pro rata. They encourage candidates from “non-traditional” backgrounds to apply.

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