UK Environment Lawyer/Law and Policy Advisor


Hackney, London
From £39,000 pa depending on experience

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, marine conservation

Closing date: Sunday, 1st July 2018  

We have an exciting opportunity in our London office for a reliable, self-motivated lawyer to join our UK Environment team to advocate for the protection of the UK’s marine environment and good management of fisheries as the UK prepares to leave the European Union. While the focus will be on marine and fisheries issues, their work will also support ClientEarth’s use of the law and legal strategies to strengthen and improve environmental protections in the UK. They will be an integral member of ClientEarth’s UK Environment team and will also collaborate closely with ClientEarth’s team working on EU fisheries policy.

The position will support the wider environmental community through legal analysis and advocacy. They will work in close cooperation with and support the partners, coalitions and networks in which ClientEarth is active, as well as working directly with MPs, government and other stakeholders and engaging with social and traditional media.

The successful candidate will have experience in a legal practice or other legal role that allowed for a degree of autonomy in decision-making and work planning. They will be an excellent communicator, with strong legal analysis skills and an interest in using these to support public interest environmental advocacy work. They will also ideally have knowledge of UK, EU and international environmental laws (especially fisheries and marine laws) and law making processes.

We are looking for the position to start as soon as possible.


The salary for this role is from £39,000 per annum depending on experience.

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Deadline for applications is Sunday, 1 July 2018.

About us

ClientEarth is Europe’s first and leading environmental law charity. We find real, practical solutions to the Earth’s most pressing challenges.

Our programmes cover democracy, wildlife, oceans, forests, energy, climate change, business and health. We currently employ over 100 staff including legal experts qualified in more than ten jurisdictions, based in London, Brussels, Warsaw and Beijing.

This is an exciting time to join ClientEarth. In 2017, we were voted Charity of the Year and were named as one of the top 50 innovative law firms in Europe. We have recently established a fund-raising office in New York and we are using our expertise to support implementation of China’s new environmental laws.

Join a growing organisation which uses the power of the law to protect people and the planet. 

ClientEarth is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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