Job Title: Senior Legal Support Lawyer

Hours: 35 hours per week, Full-time (Open to flexible working)

Starting Salary: £50,300 to £56,500 pa/pro-rata (depending on skills and experience)

Location: High Holborn, London (hybrid working with home working 3-4 days per week)

The Role

An exciting opportunity for a dynamic and proactive Senior Legal Support Lawyer has arisen in the Legal Support Team, which provides high quality legal support across all the BSB’s regulatory decision-making functions. The successful candidate will have scope to make a significant contribution to the work of the Bar Standards Board as well as the development of the Legal Support Team.

Reporting directly to the Head of Legal Support, the Senior Legal Support Lawyer’s duties will include: 

  • assisting with handling litigation and the provision of legal advice;
  • providing advice and support in the development of operational policies and procedures including BSB Handbook changes;
  • arranging the BSB’s legal training programme and where necessary providing such training;
  • maintaining and developing legal knowledge management systems;
  • contributing to the operation and development of the continuous improvement system;
  • working with other Departments to develop and deliver organisation wide strategies and projects;
  • supervising and assisting with the development of other members of the Legal Support Team and the team’s profile within the BSB;
  • deputising for the Head of Legal Support as appropriate.

The successful candidate will be a qualified solicitor or barrister eligible to hold a practising certificate in England & Wales (barristers will also need to have a litigation extension to their practising certificate).Substantial experience of handling litigation, providing written and oral legal advice and providing legal services in the regulatory/public sector is essential, as is experience of regulatory/disciplinary proceedings, judicial review, knowledge of public and administrative law, and civil procedure and the law of evidence. The ability to analyse and succinctly disseminate complex legal information for the purpose of providing robust advice is also fundamental to this role. They will have excellent written, analytical, communication and organisational skills.

Experience working within a risk-based regulatory regime, drafting policy and precedent documents and implementing information sharing systems is desirable, as is having an understanding of regulatory enforcement systems and regulatory law. Demonstrable experience of advising on commercial contracts and other agreements (e.g. Memoranda of Understanding) is also desirable, as is experience of the Data Protection Act 2018/UK GDPR.

In return the Bar Standards Board offers excellent terms and conditions of employment, including:

  • Hybrid Working
  • Up to 31 days annual leave
  • Up to 12% employer’s pension contribution

The BSB

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) regulates barristers and their professional practice and specialised legal services businesses in England and Wales in the public interest. We are responsible for setting education and training requirements, setting standards, authorising organisations, monitoring the service provided, and handling complaints. Barristers work at the heart of our justice system so BSB’s mission is fundamentally important to the maintenance of the rule of law. It is an exciting time at the organisation as we embark on a new strategy to continue to regulate in the public interest, support those we regulate to face the future, and ensure there is a strong and sustainable regulator for the Bar.

Our people value our friendly and respectful environment, our support for flexible working, the opportunity to have a high degree of impact and our interesting, challenging and varied work.

For more information and to apply, please visit:

https://barcouncil.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/2752951?cid=1091

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