We currently have a vacancy for an experienced lawyer to assist in the Law Commission's work in securing the repeal of obsolete statutes.  Experience in analysing statutes and conducting research is essential.  A strong interest in history is highly desirable.

The post is available on loan/secondment for 36 months.  Subject to business needs, there is a possibility that this period could be extended or that in due course the post could be converted to a permanent position.  The successful candidate will start as soon as their current terms of employment and Government security checks allow.

The closing date for applications is 8 April 2015.  Interviews will take place in the week beginning 20 April.

To discuss this post further: contact John Saunders (020 3334 3751).
To get a full job description / apply: visit iGrasp.

Academic placements

We are open to suggestions from academics and PhD students for an attachment to the Law Commission, to work on projects relevant to their research interests.  Details of our current projects are given on this website.

The position would be unpaid, since the expectation would be that the candidate had funding from their academic institution or elsewhere – for example, by grant or on paid sabbatical. However, reasonable travel expenses would be paid (but not accommodation or subsistence). The skills/expertise offered by the candidate need not be solely legal. The Commission would be interested in approaches, for example, from sociologists or criminologists.

We cannot accommodate more than a few placements at any one time and the arrangements would be tailored on an individual basis. This would include details of length of attachment, expectations on contributions to the project in question, attendance and involvement at the Commission, liaison, facilities, arrangements for disclosure/publication/attribution of work undertaken.

Anyone interested in working at the Law Commission on this basis will be asked to demonstrate that they have a specific contribution to make to a current project, for example, on the basis of their expertise, previous work or field of academic work. Those interested should contact Donna Greene.


We do not run our own intern scheme, although we advertise annually for fixed-term, paid Research Assistants. We are, however, happy to take interns from organisations or academic institutions that run internship schemes, such as The Hansard Society and ESRC. Interested organisations running such schemes should contact Donna Greene.