UK Environment Lawyer/Law and Policy Advisor (Marine and Fisheries)

London, , GB

We have an exciting opportunity in our London office for a reliable, self-motivated lawyer to join our UK Environment team to advocate for the protection of the UK’s marine environment and good management of fisheries as the UK prepares to leave the European Union. While the focus will be on marine and fisheries issues, their work will also support ClientEarth’s use of the law and legal strategies to strengthen and improve environmental protections in the UK. They will be an integral member of ClientEarth’s UK Environment team and will also collaborate closely with ClientEarth’s team working on EU fisheries policy.

The position will support the wider environmental community through legal analysis and advocacy. They will work in close cooperation with and support the partners, coalitions and networks in which ClientEarth is active, as well as working directly with MPs, government and other stakeholders and engaging with social and traditional media.

The successful candidate will have experience in a legal practice or other legal role that allowed for a degree of autonomy in decision-making and work planning. They will be an excellent communicator, with strong legal analysis skills and an interest in using these to support public interest environmental advocacy work. They will also ideally have knowledge of UK, EU and international environmental laws (especially fisheries and marine laws) and law making processes.

We are looking for the position to start as soon as possible.

Job description for UK Environment Lawyer/Law and Policy Advisor (Marine and Fisheries)

Please download the full UK Environment Lawyer/Law and Policy Advisor (Marine and Fisheries) job description.


This position will be based in London and will likely involve some travel within the UK and occasionally within the EU.


The salary for this role is from £39,000 per annum depending on experience.

To apply

Please send us your CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in joining ClientEarth and the contribution you believe you could make to the organisation. Please make sure you demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria and competencies of the role.

We also ask that you complete the equality monitoring form, and return it along with your application. This form will be separated from your application and will only be used for monitoring purposes by ClientEarth’s HR team.

Please include ‘ UK Environment Lawyer/Law and Policy Advisor (Marine and Fisheries) ‘ in the email subject line and identify the documents you are sending by including your name in all the file names.

Please send your application by email to: [email protected]

Deadline for applications is Sunday, 1 July 2018.

Interviews are planned for the week commencing 9 July 2018.

Further information

ClientEarth is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that ClientEarth will only be able to employ those who have the legal right to work in the country where this post is based.

If you have any questions about the roles advertised or recruitment process, please contact Shanyce Clottey, Human Resources Admin Officer on [email protected]

Applications close on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 11:59 pm