MI5 advertising for lawyers 'comfortable working with 'highly sensitive information'
Security chiefs have placed an advertisement in legal magazine Counsel under the heading: “Terrorism, Espionage, Cyber Attacks, Sabotage – Not Your Average Caseload."
The advertisement says jobs will be based in Central London and salaries dependent on “skills and experience”.
“Legal work is rarely as stimulating, challenging or varied as this,” says the advertisement.
The advertisement placed by security chiefs
Legal work is rarely as stimulating, challenging or varied as this
“With legal challenges covering the full range of MI5's investigative and operational activities, you'll need to be quick-thinking, versatile and comfortable working with high sensitive information."
A High Court judge is analysing evidence relating to how far the movements of three terror suspects should be restricted.
Mr Justice Nicol is considering arguments relating to the men, all thought to be Muslim, at a High Court hearing in London.
He has ruled that none of the men can be identified and case listings refer to them as I, L and J.
Lawyers representing Home Office ministers and the three men are at the hearing, which began last week before the Westminster attack, and the judge has heard evidence from MI5.
The judge last week analysed evidence in open court but is currently sitting behind closed doors.
The advert is published just a week after the tragic Westminster attack
Restrictions can be placed on terror suspects under the 2011 Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (Tpim) Act.
Ministers need a judge's permission to impose restrictions and legislation says cases must be reviewed at court hearings.