Barrister law firm requires associate — London

We are hiring
Bright Line Law is seeking a Barrister Associate to join its London office.

Salary: Competitive

Contract: Permanent

Start date: September / October 2019

As one of the United Kingdom’s only Bar Standards Board authorised entities specialising in financial crime, our culture has been built by independent thinkers. Innovation is the driving force behind Bright Line Law and we are actively recruiting an Associate to join our growing team.

The position offers an exciting opportunity for a barrister who has completed pupillage or a solicitor with higher rights intending to transfer to the Bar.

Offering a combination of advocacy and advisory practice, you will have a platform to build a strong barrister’s practice in an exciting and fast-developing area.

Bright Line Law seeks to embrace the modernity of legal practice whilst maintaining the heritage of a barrister’s Chambers. Based at our offices in the heart of legal London, you will be an employed barrister and will develop your own practice as well as have opportunities to collaborate as a member of the team.

Short-listed by the FT Innovative Lawyers in Europe Awards for its contribution to the Rule of Law in 2017, Bright Line Law is authorised by the Bar Standards Board to accept professional referral instructions as well as public access cases and the right to conduct litigation.

Bright Line Law specialises in financial crime and corporate crime work. Suitable candidates will have gained exposure to advocacy and be committed to developing a practice in cases involving allegations of financial wrongdoing.


  • Developing a barrister’s practice in corporate and financial crime cases;
  • Providing case support in the delivery of legal services to the firm’s clients, working as a supporting barrister alongside the Employer’s Lead Counsel and Principal Associate;
  • Building client relationships and obtaining new sources of work;
  • Participating in the development of policy and strategy projects, contributing to the development of Bulletin articles, and assisting in the provision of consultancy, training, and conference services in the UK and occasionally internationally.

The successful candidate

The successful applicant will be a barrister who has completed 12 months pupillage, or a solicitor or a qualified legal practitioner in a common law jurisdiction with higher rights of audience in England and Wales who wishes to transfer to the Bar.

Minimum requirements

  • Undergraduate degree (First Class or Upper Second, or international equivalent).
  • If the applicant did not graduate in law, a postgraduate degree in law or legal practice qualification is required.
  • Dedication to developing a legal practice working in the field of corporate and financial crime.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and under pressure.
  • Excellent communication and advocacy skills, with the ability to write and speak clearly and succinctly.
  • Research and analytical skills of an excellent order.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and a strong attention to detail.
  • Highly motivated, with good judgment, sensitivity, flexibility, and tact.


  • A full CV.
  • A covering letter explaining in a maximum of 250 words suitability for the role and how the job will assist career development.

Email the above to If shortlisted, two examples of written work will be required.


  • If you do not receive a response to your email within 5 working days of the closing date for applications, please assume that your application has not been successful.
  • Due to the number of likely applications, feedback to unsuccessful applicants will not be given.
  • Applications or CV’s submitted by agencies will not be considered.