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Public Law & Governance Associate/Senior Associate

JMC Legal Recruitment
England, Bristol
£65000 - £78000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Closing date
1 Jul 2024

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Vacancy Type
Experience Level
Not Disclosed
Full Time
Practice Areas
Public Sector/Local Authority
4-6 Years, 7+ Years

Job Details

Public Law & Governance Associate/Senior Associate 6+ years PQE l Top 100 Firm l Bristol

The firm:

This Top 100 firm is among the best in the country when it comes to healthcare, clinical negligence and local government. Headquartered in Bristol, the firm is also highly ranked in the South West for construction, employment and real estate.

On a cultural level, the key focuses for the firm centres on: community and engagement; environmental sustainability; well-being; and diversity and inclusion. These commitments are evidenced through regular events, talks and surveys that take place across all those topics and there are opportunities to get involved in pro bono and other charitable work.

Recent successes include 'Law Firm of the Year' at the Law Society Legal Awards and The Times 'Best Law Firm to Work For' in 2023. The number of females in senior roles at the firm is also a source of pride for the firm as they are keen to grow their own and promote from within.

The role:

Due to continued expansion, this firm is seeking a Public Law & Governance Associate/Senior Associate 6+ years PQE to join their high-performing advisory team in Bristol.

This team works at the forefront of public law matters and their challenges, as well as undertaking a range of important governance and advisory work. They do a lot of work for NHS commissioners and providers, as well as Local Authorities and social care providers.

They are looking to welcome an experienced lawyer who will have access to a broad diet of work advising clients on commissioning responsibilities, partnerships, powers, duties, decision-making/governance and more.

Whilst the role is advisory in nature generally speaking, there is an opportunity to get involved with some contractual work as well including Section 75 partnership agreements and primary care contracting.

The ideal candidate:

  • Public Law & Governance Associate/Senior Associate 6+ years PQE
  • Experience working with health or local authority clients (or in-house) would be beneficial, but not essential
  • An eye for detail and the ability to process and understand complex legal concepts and apply them to factual scenarios

What's on offer:

  • Competitive salary package and excellent benefits
  • Access to the most impactful and high-profile work available
  • Opportunity to work alongside leading individuals and next-generation partners

Unique opportunity for a Public Law & Governance Associate/Senior Associate 6+ years PQE who wants to focus on advisory work in the public sector with a leading practice, to be based in Bristol.

Apply now or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.


JMC Legal Recruitment was founded by highly experienced Legal Recruitment Consultant, Jason Connolly. His motivation to establish JMC was to create a refreshingly friendly agency with a truly consultative approach and who are always a pleasure to deal with.

We're a dynamic business with our sights set high and a growing client base spanning the country. We believe that in any business the most valuable assets are the people – and it’s true of JMC, too. Whether dealing with candidates or firms, our consultants’ passion for legal recruitment and excellent market knowledge always shines through.  Our state of the art software means our consultants are more accessible to you and we keep ahead of the curve in the changing legal landscape to ensure you are always given up to date advice.

What can you expect from us? We will always manage your expectations and come back to you with updates as soon as they become available. We pride ourselves on the highest level of integrity, as we understand that when looking for a new role or member of staff it is often highly confidential. You will find that we always take the time to really listen and understand before we advise. We will get to know you, taking into account not just technical ability, but personality and cultural fit. We’re also easy to get hold of; we appreciate that when looking for a new role it can be difficult to talk during the working day, so we will make ourselves available and find a time that works for you. Give us a call and talk to one of our friendly team today. We’re waiting to help you.

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