Banks on Sentence – Assistant editor position

Posted August 22nd, 2014 by sally

Robert Banks seeks an assistant editor to co-write Banks on Sentence and assist him in his legal work.

About Banks on Sentence

Banks on Sentence is the book used by judges, district judges and the legal profession to determine the appropriate sentence. It is the second largest selling criminal practitioner text.


The successful applicant will analyse and summarise new legislation, statutory instruments, Court of Appeal sentencing cases, Sentencing Council publications and other sentencing material. He or she will work closely with the editor, Robert Banks and the manager of Banks on Sentence. Each year there is a programme for the production of the next edition, which is published by Banks on Sentence at the end of April. This programme involves typesetting, design, marketing, and working with the proof-reader and our e-book/app designers.

Essential skills

Candidates must have successfully completed the BPTC or LPC. They must have good IT skills and be able to work well in a small team. Excellent English language skills are necessary with an ability to work to exacting standards. A logical and analytical approach is needed to enable the successful applicant to analyse legislation and case law quickly. A knowledge of sentencing is not required. Blogging and social media skills would be welcome.


The post is ideal for those who want specialist law training before a delayed pupillage or government post. The job also involves helping Robert Banks with his court cases, pro bono work and other legal advice.

Other details

The office is on the Kent/Sussex border. There is a railway station nearby (not within walking distance) with trains from London taking about 1 hour. Candidates can be collected from the station on the day of their interview. The pay will depend on the skills of the applicant. The likely salary after an initial two-week trial period would be £28-30,000 dependent on experience.

How to apply

Applicants must reply by e-mail to with a covering letter and CV. Questions may be submitted by e-mail. Details of the book can be found at


The post will be filled when a suitable candidate has been found.

PO Box 35, Etchingham, East Sussex TN19 7WS
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