Principal Investigative Lawyer

Market Related
25 Jan 2023
16 Feb 2023
Grace Ashie
Job Title
PQE Level
Contract Type
Full Time

A central government organisation is looking for a Principal Investigative lawyer to join their fraud division team.

This is an exciting role to be part of one of the biggest criminal fraud organisations in the world. 


The successful candidate will:

  • Play a key role in providing direct day to day support to the General counsel and the Associate General Counsel (Crime) on all cases within the SFO
  • Provide the SFO with the legal support that it needs to bring cases through to a sucessful prosecution
  • Be expected to be up to date wih current criminal cases and legal research
  • Be experienced in criminal litigation 



  • You must be a qualified Barrister or a Solicitor and authorised to practice in England and Wales 
  • You must have Criminal fraud and prosecutions experience
  • A minimum of 3 year' PQE


However, this post is also open to people in the external market and to existing Civil Servants - including those who are substantive at Band B (G7):

  • Foreign qualified Lawyers within the commonwealth, EEA or Turkish nationals in the Civil service 


Salary and Benefits:

  • Full time and Part-time 
  • FTC 12-month (potential to extend) 
  • Hybrid working 
  • 25 days plus 8 public holidays rising to 30 days after 5 years of service (pro rated for part-time staff)
  • Flexible working arrangements and family friendly policies
  • Generous Maternity and paternity leave provision over and above the statutory entitlements
  • 24 hour access to Employee Assistance Programme –a confidential helpline offering advice on legal, financial, personal and work-related issues
  • Interest-free loans to spread the cost of an annual travel season ticket or new bicycle under our cycle to work scheme
  • Assistance towards meeting the costs of deposits for privately rented accommodation
  • Voucher for eye care and discounted spectacles
  • Access to a range of savings and discounts offered via the My CPS Rewards programme
  • Access to a range of discounts through