Could you be one of our research assistants?

Allech chi fod yn un o’n cynorthwywyr ymchwil?

Applications are now open for prospective research assistants at the Law Commission.

Working as part of an expert team, research assistants help to shape UK law. You will have an opportunity to think deeply and work creatively in a challenging and supportive environment. Chambers, solicitors’ firms and universities regard time spent at the Law Commission extremely highly.

Essential information

  • These posts are in London
  • We offer a fixed-term, 51-week contract (full-time, part-time, flexible working or job share)
  • The salary is £25,257
  • All of our research assistants have top degrees in law


Competition for these roles is extremely high. If you think you may be interested, and to check your eligibility, read the Guide to find out more.

The Guide also contains full details of the application process. To apply, follow the link to the online application system which appears in the Guide. Please make sure you read the Guide thoroughly before submitting your application.

The closing date for applications is 2 February 2017.

Diversity statement

The Law Commission is an inclusive environment and we recognise that, in order for law reform to be both fair and representative, those undertaking the work should be from as diverse a range of backgrounds as possible. We therefore particularly welcome applications from individuals with backgrounds traditionally under-represented in the law.


The Law Commission represents both England and Wales, so we are keen to encourage applications from Welsh speakers so as to help us maintain and develop our relationship with the people of Wales.