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Current Vacancies


Position: Economic consultant

Number of roles: 1
Salary: £35k to £55k per annum pro rata, depending on experience.
Closing date: 17:00, 21 January 2019


The salary is in the range of £35k to £55k per annum pro rata, depending on experience.

How to apply

Please send applications to Vindelyn Smith Hillman via by Monday 21st January at 5pm. 

Please send a CV and 1 page personal statement outlining post suitability and earliest start date.

Interviews are likely to take place at the Law Commission during the week commencing 28th January 2019. The Interview panel wold consist of the Chairman of the Law Commission (Sir Nicholas Green), The Chief Executive Office (Mr Phil Golding) and the Chief Economist (Dr. Vindelyn Smith-Hillman).

If you have any questions about the job or application process, please email Vindelyn on the above email address. The terms of reference can be found here.

Candidate Skills

The ideal candidate will have an economics degree, be a self-starter and have familiarity measuring economic and social impact. The project requires excellent research and written skills. The exact terms are negotiable but the project is expected to take 2-3 days a week from February to June/July.  The ideal candidate will report to the Chief Economist and work closely with the Chair and the Chief Executive of the Commission.

Project Objective

This project will focus upon analysing all recent Law Commission projects and assessing their value in terms of: costs saved to Government; benefits accruing to the wider economy (such as first mover advantages); and, broader but less easily quantifiable social and economic benefits.

Project Timings

There is a degree of urgency about this project. Ideally the appointee would start with work before the end of February. Work arrangements will be flexible and will be subject to discussion and negotiation. The position would be suitable for those who would wish to work mainly from home but, would require periodic visits to the Law Commission.


Position: Research Assistants

Number of roles: 18
Salary: £25,893 – £29,729
Closing date: 1 February 2019

We are looking for a number of research assistants to help make the law simple, modern and fair.

We are looking for exceptional candidates from all backgrounds, all of whom have a passion for law reform.

The role is fixed-term for 51 weeks, with the possibility of renewal for a further year upon application.

To find out more or to apply visit Civil Service Jobs.


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.