Junior Regulatory / Criminal Barrister

The Firm

Birketts is a full service, top 100 UK law firm, operating in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich, Norwich and the surrounding areas. With a rich heritage spanning over 150 years we’ve built an enviable track record advising businesses, institutions and individuals in the UK and internationally.

The Department

Our award-winning Regulatory and Corporate Defence Team comprises barristers, solicitors and practical experts. Their work spans criminal and regulatory advice and defence for individuals and corporates. Described by clients as “experts in their field” Legal 500 – Legal Director Matthew Gowen was named ‘Employed Advocate of the Year’ 2017 at the inaugural Bar Council Employed Bar Awards.

Led by partner, Barrister and Deputy Traffic Commissioner Laura Thomas; the team has achieved nationwide rankings in Chambers and Partners for health and safety and transport regulatory. In Legal 500 (East Anglia) the team is ranked first tier in health and safety, crime, fraud, transport, environment and licensing and is also band one in Chambers and Partners in crime and licensing.


An opportunity has arisen for a junior barrister to join the Birketts team. This is an ideal opportunity for a third six pupil or junior barrister keen to retain an excellent quality of work (including advocacy) in a regional office with nationwide reach.

Why consider this opportunity?

Birketts offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits, to include 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), an Agile Working Policy, matched pension contribution, health and life insurance and a strong infrastructure to include a dedicated L&D & marketing function, innovative IT solutions, technical experts and a commitment to work / life balance.

For a confidential discussion, contact Suzannah Rogers, Recruitment Officer on 01473 406232 or email Suzannah-rogers@birketts.co.uk