Regulatory Lawyer (Legal Adviser)

Jyoti Golchha
Contract Type
Expiry Date
02/08/2021 11:13:00
We are looking for a Regulatory Lawyer (or Legal Adviser as the role is known internally) to join our Legal and Enforcement team on a fixed term contract till the end of May 2022.

Job Description

We are looking for a Regulatory Lawyer (or Legal Adviser as the role is known internally) to join our Legal and Enforcement team on a fixed term contract till the end of May 2022.

The role

Our Legal and Enforcement team deals with contentious matters before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and the High Court. It also delivers advice internally on investigations and other legal issues.

As a Legal Adviser, you will provide high quality, risk based, legal and regulatory advice to a range of key stakeholders. As well as managing complex and high-profile cases, you will liaise with external legal professionals to share and gain appropriate and required knowledge.

You may be required to make formal decisions upon 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 drive conduct 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 this role on a fixed term contract/secondment basis till 23 May 2022, and contract length will depend on when the successful candidate is able to join. Towards the end of the contract period consideration will be given to whether it can be extended or made permanent, subject to available budget and adequate performance.

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

Our staff at present are working from home and will be returning to work when it is safe to do so and in line with government guidelines. Longer term, this role will be expected to be 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 2 August at 08:00. Interviews will be taking place 11, 12 and 13 August. These will take place remotely over Microsoft Teams and, if you are successful, the team will be in touch to let you know what to expect.

Jyoti Golchha