Legal Advisers/ Assistant Legal Directors

Organisation
Competition and Markets Authority
Reference
VAC-11229
Contract Type
Full-Time
Practice Area
Legal Support
Location
London or Edinburgh
Salary
Various
PQE
0-2 yrs, 3 -4 yrs, 5+ yrs
We’re looking for a number of lawyers to join our advisory teams within the CMA Legal Service as both Legal Advisers and Assistant Legal Directors.

Job Description

Salary: £48,720 - £58,464 / £64,960 - £77,300

With markets changing fast, and the prospect of legal change related to the EU exit, this is an exciting time to join us. Our work is varied, complex and highly rewarding. As a lawyer in the CMA Legal Service, you will be encouraged to apply your legal skills across a number of our practice areas while also developing specialist expertise. You will work alongside like-minded professionals on cases which can directly benefit the lives of everyone in the UK. 

Successful applicants will play a critical part in the delivery of high quality legal analysis from the outset of a project, shaping the legal framework, assessing evidence and ensuring that we produce legally robust decisions – as well as defending those decisions in court.   

Our advisory lawyers are embedded in project teams working across the CMA’s entire portfolio as follows:

  • Competition law enforcement (e.g. the recent paroxetine and the phenytoin cases).
  • Consumer law enforcement (e.g. tackling misleading online reviews and endorsements, unfair terms for cloud storage and enforcing consumer law in the Higher Education sector).
  • Merger control:  (e.g. the recently concluded Eurotunnel case and the current ICE/Trayport litigation).
  • Markets work: (e.g. current care homes and DCTs market studies and recent Energy and Banking market investigations).
  • Regulatory work: ensuring fair conduct in the appeals and references to the CMA in regulated sectors – often concerning key price controls.

We welcome applications from lawyers with an interest in any of these practice areas and the desire to work across a number of tools over time. There may also be an opportunity to work in the area of State aid.

We will be holding the following open-house events and we invite anyone interested in applying for one of our vacancies to attend to find out more about the CMA’s Legal Service, its work and our staff:

  • Venue: CMA, Victoria House (2nd floor), Southampton Row, London, WC1B 4AD
  • Date and Time: Wednesday 11 April 6.00 – 8.00 pm (Registration 5.30 – 6.00pm)

 

  • Venue: CMA, 45 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7HW
  • Date and Time: Wednesday 18 April 6.00 – 8.00 pm (Registration 5.30 – 6.00pm)

To find out more about these opportunities  and to view a short video about life in the CMA Legal Service, please go to: Legal Services Video link

All CMA staff enjoy generous benefits, including:

  • An excellent pension scheme
  • 25 days leave (increasing to 30 days over five years)
  • Favourable consideration of flexible working
  • Generous maternity/paternity leave provision
  • Interest-free season ticket loans
  • Cycle to work scheme and our employee wellbeing programme

To find out more about this opportunity and about working for the CMA, please click on the APPLY button

Please note that we are advertising separately for G7 Legal Adviser/G6 Assistant Legal Directors. We would encourage you to review the role profiles for both levels; please submit an application for the campaign(s) you would like to be considered for.

Closing date for applications: 30 April 2018

Interviews will take place during weeks commencing: 12 May 2018

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds.