Recruitment: The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) – Senior Legal Adviser

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is looking for a Senior Legal Adviser to be based in either their Birmingham or London office.

What’s in it for me

  • Showcase your legal expertise giving high quality legal and regulatory advice across operational units.
  • Opportunity to be part of a fast-moving team who are at the cutting edge of legal regulation
  • Represent the SRA in a public arena at a high level
  • Be responsible for running high profile and complex prosecutions before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal
  • Mentor and coach team members, encouraging a high-performance culture

The role

As a Senior Legal Adviser (as you will be known internally), you will be working within the Legal and Enforcement department, providing high quality legal and regulatory advice. You will support investigations at an early stage and develop and deliver case theory and strategy in complex and/or multiple cases.

You may also work closely with our external lawyers to obtain high quality advice at an appropriate cost.

Using your experience of mentoring and coaching you will help to develop and support team members to make sure that our Enforcement Strategy is applied to disciplinary proceedings in a consistent and proportionate way.

With previous practical experience of complex case analysis, you will utilise your strong case management skills and extensive knowledge of law, framework and rules within the regulation to lead and deliver solutions successfully. You will also have previous experience of advocacy in courts or tribunals preferably in a regulatory setting.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter who is proactive, has a high attention to detail and can demonstrate a track record of delivering quality results.

What we are looking for

  • A Solicitor or Barrister, with experience of conducting substantial litigation
  • Experience of complex case analysis and legal drafting
  • A strong communicator at all levels with the ability to work at pace
  • Resilience, to deliver quality results in a timely manner.

The role holder may be based in either our London or Birmingham offices and will be expected to travel between the two locations. If you are London based, we would expect that you will travel to Birmingham twice a week on average.

We are supportive of helping you achieve a balance between your personal and professional life and are happy to discuss scope for flexible working arrangements prior to interview, including providing examples of potential working patterns. If you would like to discuss the role, our culture or scope to work flexibly, we can arrange for this to happen – contact us to arrange a chat, in confidence at

Birmingham based salary range is £44,933 – £52,862 per annum and London based salary range is £50,694 – £59,640 per annum, based on skills and experience. We provide an attractive pension scheme and comprehensive benefits.

Our deadline for applications is Sunday 31 May. Interviews are envisaged to take place week of 8 June. In current circumstances, interviews and assessments are most likely to take place remotely via Skype. Our team will discuss arrangements in due course if you are to be shortlisted.

Next Steps:

If you are interested, please visit our Jobs page for more information on the role and to submit your application online:

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