All Locations
London Hallmark
Casualty Police Core
Contract Type:
Full Time or Part Time?
Full Time

About your new role

Your primary role will be to provide advice as part of Weightmans’ police conduct team offering advice to police forces.

We are seeking an experienced Police lawyer 3YRS + PQE to provide high quality and prompt legal advice.  Previous experience of advising a police force is desirable but not essential.  Any experience in regulatory law will be helpful.  Advocacy experience is not essential.

You will be asked to

  • Advise on gross misconduct cases including the drafting of Regulation 30 notices, disclosure, preparation of bundles and all preparations for pre hearings and hearings
  • Carry out similar work for accelerated hearings
  • Give general advice on police conduct matters
  • Liaise with various parties such as other solicitors, experts, counsel and clients
  • Providing regular face to face training to police officers.
  • Maintain Case Manager diary and action lists
  • Draft various documents including Court applications
  • Satisfy standards of client care and compliance with SLAs
  • Complete Client MI procedures
  • Achieve set financial and chargeable targets
  • Comply with relevant rules, policies and procedures
  • Keep up to date with legal developments
  • Work in accordance with Weightmans’ values

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role. You will also ensure that you comply with the relevant Weightmans and client policies and procedures, and consistently work in accordance with our values.

About You

You will be a qualified solicitor, ideally with regulatory or in-house experience. As the role is varied, we are looking for you to have a flexible approach to the work you do and be able to adapt to different tasks. We also require you to:

  • Be qualified as a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales with a minimum 3YRS pqe;
  • Be able to provide effective written and oral advice;
  • Organise a complex workload and work collaboratively with various parties such as other solicitors, insurers, experts, counsel and clients;
  • Maintain Case Manager diary and action lists;
  • Achieve set financial and chargeable targets;
  • Comply with relevant rules, policies and procedures;
  • Keep up to date with legal developments;
  • Work in accordance with Weightmans’ values;
  • Excellent IT skills;
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail and concentration;
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise;
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and targets;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative;
  • Excellent team working skills.

If you meet our criteria and think this is a job where you could bring enthusiasm and commitment, to this exciting and significant role then we look forward to receiving your application.


Please Note

In addition to the Employment screening (stated below) the successful candidate will be required to complete a Police Vetting before commencing employment. 

Candidates must meet the Police Vetting Criteria, including the Residency Criteria (7.6.4). This is essential to enable us to proceed with employment.

To review the criteria of the APP on Vetting 2021 please click here.


Why work for us

Weightmans is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards 2021 and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK.

The independent research showed "Weightmans provides exceptional employee conditions, nurtures and develops talent throughout all levels of the organisation."

We are truly committed to fostering a culture of equality and diversity, where everyone in the firm is respected and recognised on merit for the work that they do.

We strongly encourage applications from people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and disabilities. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustment at any stage of the application process.

Please feel free to note your preferred pronouns in your application.

Work for a firm where people matter – work for Weightmans.

As well as being immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people we offer a wide range of benefits including;

  • 28 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rated for part time)
  • Agile / working from home including provision of home office equipment*
  • Healthcare cover/ Medicash
  • Pension plan
  • Life Insurance 4 x salary
  • Interest free travel loan scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme including counselling, legal and consumer advice service
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Discounted dental scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Offers & discounts
  • Great reward and recognition scheme

*there are a small number of roles that cannot be performed from home, your Recruitment Adviser can confirm.

Please note

  • Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.
  • The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.
  • We are open to part time/job share applicants.


Recruitment agencies (PSL /non-PSL)

Weightmans operates a strict 'preferred supplier list' (PSL) and is committed to working closely with the recruitment agencies that feature on that list. As such, Weightmans does not accept speculative or unsolicited CVs, profiles or any other introductions from both our PSL and non-PSL agencies.  If a PSL or non-PSL agency chooses to submit a speculative or unsolicited CV, profile or introduction without instruction from a member of Weightmans’ recruitment team, we will reserve the right to treat the introduction as a gift and contact the candidate directly without accepting or entering into the agency’s terms nor being liable for a recruitment fee.

Eligibility to work in the UK

Eligibility to work in the UK will be verified in the final stages of the selection process. All candidates must either already have a right to work in the UK before commencing employment, or meet the Home office criteria for Visa sponsorship. Candidates who require sponsorship should evaluate the Home Office eligibility criteria for a Skilled Worker visa before applying.

Other jobs like this

All Locations
London Hallmark
Casualty Police Core
Contract Type:
Full Time or Part Time?
Full Time

Bid Writer

All Locations
Business Development
Salary Details:
Up to £30,000 depending on experience
Contract Type:
Full Time or Part Time?
Full Time
All Locations
EPI Leeds, London and Manchester
Salary Details:
Up to £52,000 depending on experience
Contract Type:
Full Time or Part Time?
Full Time