Regulatory Lawyer

Jyoti Golchha
Solicitors Regulation Authority
Contract Type
Expiry Date
05/07/2022 10:40:00
We are looking for a number of Regulatory Lawyers (or Legal Adviser as the role is known internally) to join our Legal and Enforcement team on a permanent and fixed term-contract basis.

Job Description

Are you looking to be part of a busy team of in-house lawyers working at the cutting edge of legal regulation? Do you have experience of regulatory and/or public law?

We are looking for a number of Regulatory Lawyers (or Legal Adviser as the role is known internally) to join our Legal and Enforcement team on a permanent and fixed term-contract basis.

The role

As a Legal Adviser, you will deal with contentious matters before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and Courts. Alongside this, you will also provide high quality, risk based, legal and regulatory advice and case direction across our operational areas. You will have opportunities to contribute fresh ideas to our team, looking for opportunities to build on our culture of continuous improvement.

You will be required to make and draft formal decisions based on evidential and public interest tests. Where you become involved in conducting disciplinary or other proceedings, you will need to act in the public interest and ensure cases proceed in a proportionate and timely way.

You will need to demonstrate understanding of a regulatory environment as you will be involved in providing high quality legal advice and conducting cases either in-house or with the support of external solicitors.

Read our 'A day in the life of a Legal Adviser' to find what one of our Legal Advisers has to say, and to gain further insight into the role. You will find this document attached at the bottom of the advert on the SRA jobs page.

What's in it for me

  • Opportunity to use your litigation skills in the public interest
  • Help to drive forward investigations by providing practical legal advice to Investigation Officers
  • Opportunities to be an advocate of the SRA in public events
  • To expand and develop your legal, regulatory experience
  • Join a supportive and friendly team with a renowned regulator

What we are looking for

  • A qualified solicitor, barrister, registered European lawyer or an equivalent qualified lawyer in a common law or other jurisdiction, with a current practising certificate.
  • Experience of conducting litigation, or providing legal advice in a regulatory environment
  • Significant experience of case analysis, legal drafting and decision making in a contentious or regulatory environment
  • Ability to acquire and apply extensive knowledge of law and regulation of legal services

Useful and additional information

There is a full role profile attached to the bottom of this advert on our website.

We welcome applicants who may be looking to achieve a balance between their personal and professional life. This is a full-time role working 35 hours per week and are happy to talk flexible working. We are recruiting for these roles on a permanent basis.

If you have any questions about the role or what is on offer, please contact us via:

Our staff work on a hybrid basis, based out of our offices at the Cube in Birmingham city centre 1-2 days a week, and from home the rest of the week.

To apply

Please click 'apply' to complete the online application form and upload a CV and cover letter, addressing how you meet the requirements outlined in this advert and the attached role profile. Your cover letter should be no longer than 2 sides of an A4 page, font size 11.

Closing date for applications is 4 July at 09:00. Interviews will take place remotely from week of 11 July.