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We welcome interest from experienced lawyers, barristers, academics, judges and other legal professionals who are looking to offer their knowledge, skills and experience for international rule of law assignments.

To register your interest please send a CV with a covering letter and details of two referees by filling out the form below.


ROLE UK specialists offer technical legal advice, mentoring, training or other assistance to improve the policies, capacity and practices that underpin the rule of law in 27 jurisdictions around the world.

Assignments are diverse and often need very specific technical legal expertise. They may include:

  • Training and mentoring on specific areas of law, judicial skills, advocacy and alternative dispute resolution
  • Advice on developing legislation and regulatory frameworks 
  • Specialist support to reform legal and judicial systems including the development of robust legal frameworks
  • Strategic peer-to-peer relationship building and skills exchange
  • Analysing problems relating to the rule of law, and access to justice, and advising on appropriate solutions

ROLE UK assignments deploy at least one UK legal specialist which may include:

  • UK qualified senior lawyers, or members of the UK judiciary (of any nationality)
  • Legal academics based in the UK and/or connected to a UK institution
  • Qualified lawyers from non-UK jurisdictions practicing in the UK
  • Legal and development specialists in senior roles within the UK courts, NGOs or government institutions. 

Where relevant, ROLE UK may deploy and fund the participation of additional specialists including:

  • Development specialists
  • Lawyers, judges and legal academics who are qualified overseas and not based in the UK

Ideally specialists should have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in their field of expertise. 

ROLE UK acts as a central hub to coordinate requests from developing countries with relevant legal, technical expertise, sourced from across UK government, the legal and judicial sector. 

By joining ROLE’s network of specialists, you can contribute meaningfully to strategic rule of law programming with an enhanced knowledge of local contexts using development best practices.  


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