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Clinical Supervising Lawyer (Student Law Office)

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
£39,347 - £44,262
Closing date
15 Jun 2024

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Academic Discipline
Law, Social Sciences
Job Type
Professional Services, Other Professional Services
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details


We are recruiting a Clinical Supervising Lawyer to work in the Student Law Office.

In the role of Clinical Supervising Lawyer, as a qualified Solicitor or Barrister you will provide legal advice and representation to Student Law Office clients, supervise students in the Student Law Office who are assigned to cases for which you are responsible and perform appropriate Law Firm related administrative tasks within the Student Law Office. This will include effective delegation to students, checking student work before clients receive legal advice, regular meetings with students, including appraisal meetings and updating academic staff via student appraisal comments.

Further information is available in the role description for Clinical Supervising Lawyer.


Northumbria Law School is one of the largest law schools in the UK. It ranked fifth for staff returned to REF2021 and 7th when measured by research power. Its wide-ranging research interests are focused around three research groupings: Northumbria Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies;  Law in Emerging Contexts: Space, Global Sustainable Futures; and Technology and Law and Society.  It delivers a wide range of academic and professional UG and PGT programmes and has a vibrant PGR community. Its long-term record for innovation and excellence in legal education is exemplified by its multi award winning Student Law office. The Student Law Office now includes a team of Clinical Supervising Lawyers of which you will form part, working alongside academic staff in the Law School and aligned support staff from Academic Registry.


As a Clinical Supervising Lawyer you will have recent and sustained experience of working as a Solicitor or Barrister in areas relevant to the activities of the Student Law Office. All areas of legal practice will be considered. You will have a Good Honours degree in Law (at least 2:1) or equivalent. You will currently hold, or ability to obtain, a practising certificate as a Solicitor or Barrister. You will have a track-record of continuous personal development. 

Further information is available in the person specification for Clinical Supervising Lawyer.

If you would like an informal discussion about this role, please contact

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now'.  Your application should include a covering letter and a CV and should identify the role or roles that you are applying for.


At Northumbria, we embrace tomorrow. We pursue new thinking, forge new partnerships, create, and exchange new knowledge, and find new solutions. Our inspirational academics, partners and students work together to tackle tomorrow’s challenges head on. We are ready for the future whatever it may hold.

Awarded the title of University of the Year in the 2022 Times Higher Education Awards, Northumbria University is a research-intensive modern university with a global reputation for academic excellence.

Northumbria recorded the biggest rise of any UK university for research power in the Research Excellence Framework for the second time in 2021 and is now ranked top 25 for this measure.

One of the largest universities in the UK with over 37,000 students from 137 countries, filled with world-leading research, award-winning partnerships, and students at the heart of an outstanding experience, Northumbria is a new kind of excellent university. Discover more about us.

Northumbria University is a great place to work. We empower our exceptional people to achieve shared ambitions and promote a positive work life balance. We offer a wide range of benefits including excellent pension schemes, flexible working, a generous holiday entitlement, continued commitment to your learning and development and more.

Our Northumbria Values are guiding principles that define who we are, what we do and what is important to us. Our Values are: Academic Excellence; Innovation; Inclusivity; Collaboration; and Ambition.

Our Behaviours describe how we do things and how we work together at Northumbria, reflecting our culture and our decision-making. Our Behaviours are: We listen and learn, we support one another to success, we respect everyone and their contributions, we trust in ourselves and each other and we are bold.

Our Behaviours were co-created by colleagues from a range of roles across the University, who worked collaboratively to consider what it feels like to work for Northumbria, and where we need to continue to transform together to achieve what’s important to us.

Please visit Our Values and Behaviours page to find out more.

We are an on-campus organisation where colleagues work regular patterns of hours and on campus, with some flexibility on the timing of their hours and the location of their work in discussion with their manager.  Our campus locations include City Campus Newcastle and Coach Lane Campus Newcastle.

Northumbria University is committed to creating an inclusive culture where we take pride in, and value, the diversity of our staff. We encourage and welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds a bronze Athena Swan award in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality, we are a Disability Confident Leader, a member of the Race Equality Charter and are participating in the Stonewall Diversity Champion Programme.

The University has implemented a range of flexible working arrangements, and we are happy to explore candidate requirements as part of the recruitment process.

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