Many lawyers view public legal sector jobs as the poor relation to working in private practice, but this ignores the fact that there are many challenging and varied opportunities within the public sector which are sure to attract keen legal minds.
For lawyers who are looking for a role that will help shape communities and society in the future there is plenty of opportunity in the public sector. On both a national and local level, organisations need legally trained staff to help shape new legislation and policy and ensure it complies with current laws. The influence of legal advisors on the final shape of all new policies is vital and always has a significant impact.
For advocates, a public sector legal job offers the chance to make a compelling case not just on behalf of institutions themselves but also for an organisation’ s clients. Lawyers interested in social justice often enjoy the prospect of being assigned a rich and diverse range of cases to argue.
For lawyers who enjoy working with detail and process, there is also a wealth of employment prospects in the public sector. Demand for legal staff working in planning and property is always consistently high and can involve issues ranging in size from individual household application to multi million pound investment projects.
Badenoch and Clark is a leader in the field of public sector legal jobs and always has a range of positions available, whatever a lawyer’s chosen area of interest.