Undercover Policing Inquiry

The Undercover Policing Inquiry invites applications from junior members of the bar

(who we would generally expect to be practitioners under four years call) to join the Inquiry Legal Team.

The Undercover Policing Inquiry was established to investigate and report on undercover police operations conducted by English and Welsh police forces in England and Wales since 1968. The Inquiry will examine the contribution undercover policing has made to tackling crime, how it was and is supervised and regulated, and its effect on individuals involved – both police officers and others who came into contact with them. For our terms of reference and more information about our work visit our website at ucpi.org.uk

The Inquiry is seeking to expand its team of junior juniors in order to assist with the review and analysis of evidence, together with requests for witness statements.

Candidates should be able to assess and evaluate large volumes of material quickly and identify legal issues within the context of a public inquiry. Candidates must have strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to display sound legal judgment and strategic thinking. A good understanding of the work of a public inquiry is an advantage, as is some exposure to handling sensitive material in legal proceedings.

Successful applicants will usually be required to commit a minimum of 30 hours per week and will need to agree to submit to vetting for security clearance if this is not currently held. Remuneration is at the rate paid by the Government Legal Service for
junior junior counsel: £45 per hour.

If you have any queries about this advertisement please contact the Inquiry team on 020 3876 4750. 

If you wish to apply for this interesting and varied role, working at the heart of a high-profile public inquiry please send your curriculum vitae, with a covering letter explaining your interest in our work and your relevant skills/experience to info@ucpi.org.uk.