General Counsel

Client Earth
Brussels or London
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ClientEarth is Europe\’s leading public interest environmental law organisation with over 70 qualified lawyers and a total of 90 staff, working from our headquarters in London and offices in Brussels, Warsaw and New York City. Bringing together law, science and policy, we create practical and impactful solutions to some of society\’s most pressing environmental challenges.

ClientEarth was Britain\’s first public interest law organisation when we were founded in 2007, and we are now internationally recognised as a significant force within the environmental movement, helping to protect the planet. Our projected income this year is £9million, and our ambitious growth plans will see ClientEarth expanding significantly in the coming years.

General Counsel
Brussels or London
Highly Competitive Package

As General Counsel you will shape overall programme direction to build ClientEarth\’s successful public interest law practice across Europe and beyond. Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive, the General Counsel is a key strategic role in ClientEarth, and you will build our profile globally on all policy and legal matters, working closely with the Founder Chief Executive, the Board and Senior Management Team.

We are looking for someone with substantial experience of legal practice and litigation, and in particular of using the law creatively to achieve change. You will bring significant experience of leading large, high performing teams, as well as in-depth understanding of international legal frameworks and a keen interest in environmental issues. An impressive influencer and networker, you are impatient to achieve a step change in environmental protection.

Additional Information

To learn more about this unique opportunity and how to apply, please download the appointment brief at this web address:

You can also contact our retained consultants at Prospectus, Borge Andreassen and Stella Pedersen, on telephone 0207 691 1920 or e-mail and for a confidential conversation.

Closing date: March 9
Preliminary interviews: March 15 -22
ClientEarth interviews: April 19
ClientEarth final interviews: April 26 or 27