City of London – Principal Lawyer

Posted on 12th November 2021
Type Full Time
Specialism Public Sector Law
Location City of London
Deadline 22nd November 2021

Job Description

Apply here by 22 November 2021 at 12pm.

Principal Lawyer

Comptroller and City Solicitor’s Department

£59,290 per annum inclusive of Inner London Weighting and a Market Forces Supplement of £9,480 pa on top of the annual salary which may be withdrawn, reduced or increased during the year.

The City of London Corporation is the local authority for the Square Mile. We carry out the usual functions of a local authority, but we also have important wider responsibilities for areas you might not associate with the City – the Barbican Centre, the City of London Police, open spaces such as Hampstead Heath, and markets such as Smithfield are examples which bring a unique and interesting flavour to this post of Principal Lawyer.

We are seeking to recruit a qualified lawyer or unadmitted lawyer who can demonstrate excellent legal, technical and professional skills to advise on a wide range of legal issues, including all aspects of contract and procurement law and preferably have proven experience of working with a UK police on contracts and procurement matters. The post holder will be required to work independently and manage a large case load comprising a wide variety of contracts including sponsorship agreements and contracts for filming within the square mile, as well as contracts where the City is providing a service to the wider market e.g. Barbican touring contracts, outsourcing and I.T. contracts, along with instructing external counsel or law firms as required. Applicants will have experience of working on complex multi-party contracts involving public bodies or a mixture of public and private bodies and be able to demonstrate an ability to quickly adapt to new and innovative ways of procuring goods and services. Applicants from both public sector and private practice backgrounds will be considered and they will be solicitors or barristers FILEX/CILEX members with at least 5 years post qualification experience or unadmitted lawyer with substantial equivalent experience.

If you would like further information or an informal discussion, please contact Philip Mirabelli on 07842740560.

Closing date for completed applications is 22 November 2021 at 12pm.

To apply online, please visit

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting reference number COM117. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Apply here by 22 November 2021 at 12pm.

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