Part-time legal researcher required — London

We are hiring
Bright Line Law is seeking a part-time legal researcher to join its London office.

Contract: One day a week. Fixed term 12 months

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 a paid legal researcher to join our growing team 1 day a week.

This position offers an exciting opportunity for a postgraduate law student to undertake legal research in the area of corporate and financial crime whilst balancing other commitments.

Bright Line Law is a new-generation barrister law firm based in the heart of legal London with employed barristers who combine advocacy and advisory work. 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.

Additionally, Bright Line Law operates The White Collar Crime Centre which explores the developing engagement between criminal law and corporate misconduct. The White Collar Crime Centre publishes papers, conducts research and contributes to submissions on areas of financial crime law reform.


Providing research support for The White Collar Crime Centre, participating in the development of policy and strategy projects, contributing to the development of an online Bulletin, and assisting in the provision of consultancy, training, and conference services.

The successful candidate

The successful applicant will be a post-graduate law student at Masters or PhD level.

Minimum requirements

  • Undergraduate degree (First Class or Upper Second, or international equivalent).
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and under pressure.
  • Ability to write 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 C.V.
  • A covering letter explaining in a maximum of 250 words suitability for the role and how the job will assist career development.

Please email to apply. If shortlisted, two examples of written work will be required.


  • Do not apply if you do not satisfy the minimum requirements.
  • Due to the number of likely applications, feedback to unsuccessful applicants will not be given.
  • Applications or C.V’s submitted by agencies will not be considered.