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Richard Buxton Solicitors

Environmental, Planning and Public Law  

Deadline for submission of applications: 17th June 2024

Salary for Lawyers: £26,000-£30,000 depending upon experience

Contract Type: Full-Time/Permanent 

Location: Cambridge or London (some travel to main office in Cambridge required); some remote working also possible, subject to agreement

About us

We are a busy environmental law practice litigating environmental judicial review and nuisance proceedings through the courts at all levels, including the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Our small team has built a national reputation for taking on and winning precedent setting 'David and Goliath' cases to further the protection of the environment.

Job Description

We seek a paralegal to support the lawyers in the firm. 


Duties will include preparation of court papers and bundles; preparation of witness statements; travelling to the courts and counsels' chambers to lodge papers if necessary; attending court hearings and client meetings to take notes (this could be in person or virtually); answering the telephone and dealing with initial enquiries from prospective clients; and general administrative duties such as filing, scanning and archiving. Applicants can expect to become increasingly involved with the legal aspects of the role as they gain experience of the kind of work we do.


For a copy of the full job description click HERE


How to apply

If you would like to apply for this role, please email your CV and a covering letter to Hannah Norman, Practice Manager.


Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland (ERCS)

Solicitor (Partner)  

Deadline for submission of applications: 10am Monday 1st July 2024

Salary for Lawyers: £41,280 (pro rata)

Annual leave: 35 days inclusive of public holidays (plus additional 1 day of leave per year of service up to maximum 5 days) (pro rata)

Hours: 21-35 hours per week agreed upon appointment 

Contract Type: Permanent 

Location: Hybrid working arrangements with office space in Edinburgh

Start date: Immediate

About us

The Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland (ERCS) was registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCO50257) in 2020. Our vision is of a Scotland where every person's right to a healthy environment is respected, protected and fulfilled. Our mission is to assist everyone, especially people who face the biggest barriers, to exercise their rights in environmental law and to protect the environment.

Job Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated environmental lawyer to help us establish Scotland's only law centre for environmental justice. A key objective in the first year is to establish ERCS Law Practice as a not-for-profit law firm. Together with the Principal Solicitor / Legal Director, you will be a partner in the Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) through which ERCS will deliver its legal services. You will provide clients with comprehensive legal advice and representation, in all aspects of environmental law, in a way which is practical, meaningful and easily understood; and identify opportunities to undertake strategic litigation.


We encourage applications from people who are Black or from minority ethnic communities, disabled people and people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. ERCS is a Disability Confident Committed employer to demonstrate our commitment to welcoming disabled applicants for all roles. We commit to making reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process so disabled job applicants have the best opportunites to demonstrate that they can do the job.

How to apply

For more details including the full job description and how to apply see HERE

Closing date:  10am Monday 1st July 2024

Interviews: Friday 26th July in person at Royal Society for The Protection Of Birds office, 2 Lochside View, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH12 9DH. Please include in your accompanying email any times that you would not be available to attend an interview if shortlisted. 

Informal enquires email Dr Ben Christman, Principal Solicitor / Legal Director