Bright Line Law




Salary: £40,000 a year, gross

Start date: Flexible 

The position offers an exciting opportunity for a barrister who has completed, or is about to complete, pupillage and has gained exposure to criminal practice.

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 cases, with advisory and advocacy work. Suitable candidates will have gained exposure to criminal practice and be committed to developing a practice in cases involving allegations of financial wrongdoing.



  • Developing a practice in corporate crime 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;
  • Undertaking criminal advocacy work in Magistrates’ and Crown Courts, and occasional civil / property / family work;
  • Contributing to professional development briefings, and assisting in the provision of consultancy, training, and conference services.


The successful candidate

The successful applicant will be a barrister who has completed a reduced or 12 months pupillage, with rights of audience in England and Wales. Inclusion on the CPS list of the CPS Advocate Panel General Crime List is preferred. Some civil practice experience is useful but not essential.


Minimum requirements

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


Apply by email to, attaching –

(1)   A full C.V.

(2)   A covering letter explaining in a maximum of 250 words suitability for the role and how the job will assist career development.

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.