Bright Line Law is recruiting a Barrister Associate

BLL recruitment

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

Salary: £40-50,000 per annum

Contract: Permanent

Start date: September 2019

Experience: PQE 1, PQE 2, PQE 3, PQE 4, PQE 5

Jonathan Fisher QC, one of the UK’s top-rated Queen’s Counsel, requires a barrister associate with rights of audience.

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


  • Developing a barrister’s practice in white collar crime cases, particularly those involving corporate crime and financial crime;
  • Advocacy in the full range of English courts and tribunals;
  • Providing case support in the delivery of legal services to the firm’s clients, working as a supporting barrister alongside the Lead Counsel and Principal Associate;
  • Building client relationships and obtaining new sources of work;
  • Participating in the development of policy and strategy projects, writing research papers for publication and submission to Government, contributing to the development of a web-based portal, and assisting in the provision of consultancy, training, and conference services.

The successful candidate;

The successful applicant will be a barrister who has completed 12 months pupillage, or a solicitor with higher rights of audience or a qualified legal practitioner in a common law jurisdiction required by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) to undertake a period of reduced pupillage to obtain rights of audience in England and Wales after successfully completing the Bar Transfer Test and being called 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 white collar crime.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and under pressure.
  • Excellent communication 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.

Closing date for applications: 7 June 2019 at 5pm.

Applications to be sent via email to

If shortlisted, two examples of written work will be required.


  • Do not apply if you do not satisfy the minimum requirements.
  • 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 CVs submitted by agencies will not be considered.