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Global Sanctions Legal Assistant/Researcher

Global Sanctions ( is the leading online sanctions resource providing full coverage of sanctions regimes, including the regimes of the UN, USA, EU, UK and many others. Global Sanctions was founded & is run by Maya Lester KC (Brick Court Chambers) and Michael O’Kane (Senior Partner of Peters & Peters).  

The site provides news stories, legislation, guidance, court judgments, summaries & webinars, and is updated several times a day. It provides free email alerts and subscriptions for full access. Subscribers include barristers, law firms, banks, companies, and governments (subscriptions are free for academics & students).

Role overview

We seek an exceptionally able and enthusiastic legal assistant to work full time for at least a year on the Global Sanctions website in London, starting in mid July 2024. The individual will be dynamic, committed, highly organised, flexible, and able to cope with challenging deadlines. Excellent legal research and writing and website management skills are essential. Salary £40,000/year.

This individual is to be responsible for identifying, researching and producing first drafts of content for the Global Sanctions website, including drafting news stories on sanctions developments, domestic and international case law, changes to legislation and policy, and enforcement actions.

They will also be responsible for managing the functionality of the Global Sanctions website (in conjunction with specialist web developers) and the business development of the website, to include assisting with regular webinars on sanctions topics.

The role may particularly appeal to someone wishing to go to the Bar or to a law firm or for a role in sanctions; you will gain excellent skills & knowledge of the area.

How to apply: Please send a CV and cover letter to by 20 June 2024.

Job description

  • Research global sanctions developments using government websites, legal databases, news sites, LinkedIn, and other resources.
  • Draft (in clear and neutral terms) on average 5-8 news stories per day on sanctions developments, including summarising judgments, changes to legislation, government guidance, new designations, and enforcement actions.
  • Draft and update summaries and document links for sanctions regimes and sanctioning states.
  • Format and upload content to Global Sanctions website using content management system. Manage and post on X and LinkedIn accounts.
  • Work with IT and web development teams to oversee the functioning and design of website (including dealing with technical problems as they arise).
  • Work with the administrator who manages user accounts, subscriptions and customer service, and provide demos to potential subscribers.
  • Monitor and improve the SEO performance of the website, monitor subscriptions and finances.
  • Assist with organising and advertising webinars.