Barrister - Regulatory Law
Salary Negotiable based on experience
My client is a leading Law Firm with multiple offices throughout the UK, their regulatory team are ranked in the top tier by legal directories and are one of the largest in the country. They act for regulatory bodies across several professional bodies.
The work largely involves presenting cases but also requires managing an investigatory caseload where it is alleged that the registrant's fitness to practise is impaired through misconduct, competence or health issues and preparing those cases for hearings before panels and committees of the relevant regulators.
Advocacy typically involves interim and substantive hearings. This includes shorter more straightforward hearings as well as more complex cases such as sexual misconduct, dishonesty allegations/ fraud and serious instances of deficient professional performance. Hearings are usually contested and in most cases the registrants are represented, most often by counsel. It is likely that there will also be opportunities to appear in the High Court and the First Tier Tribunal on appeals from decisions of the regulators.
Based on experience, there are likely to be other advocacy opportunities arising from other aspects of the department's work.
My client is committed to recruiting the best people to maintain its status as legal adviser of choice and, whilst previous experience in the field of regulation and professional discipline is strongly preferred, it is not essential. Candidates will however be expected to be able to demonstrate at interview that they are self-motivated and commercially minded, as well as having good interpersonal skills and being able to work effectively in teams.
If you would like to apply for this role, please forward an up to date copy of your CV or call Simon on 01772 259121 for an informal discussion.
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