Solicitors Regulation Authority – Panel Adjudicator

Solicitors Regulation Authority

Contract Type  Contractor

Working Pattern  Flexible

Working Hours  Around seven to 10 days each year

Salary  The fee for a full day panel is £400 and for a half day panel is £250

Location Options  Home based with travel

Function Type  Legal

The role

We are looking to appoint three legally qualified and two lay panel adjudicators to our panel of adjudicators. You will exercise decision-making powers relating to a broad range of work delegated to adjudicators. 

You will be expected to commit around seven to 10 days a year to the role including attendance at three training days. 

Panel adjudicators usually sit on a panel with two other adjudicators and review first instance decisions. You may deal with up to five cases on a panel. We require you to work collaboratively and efficiently ensuring that your written decisions are rational, legally compliant, and fair.

You will have significant experience in an environment where judgment and high-level decision-making are required. You will have the ability or experience to make objective and rational decisions following a detailed analysis of complex, technical and often protracted, information. In addition, you will be expected to chair the panels.

The fee for a full day panel is £400 and for a half day panel is £250. This includes preparation, reading, travel, meeting and drafting time. When chairing a panel, a fee of £700 is payable for a full day or £400 for a half day panel. The successful candidates will be engaged through a contract for services.

We particularly welcome applications from individuals who can reflect the diverse mix of consumers and the legal profession and from legally qualified lawyers working in-house or in private practice.

You must be able to demonstrate that you possess the following essential criteria, and we will be looking for you to evidence these in your application.

Essential criteria

A. Key skills and abilities

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the promotion of equality and diversity, particularly in decision making.
  • Assimilate, assess, and evaluate complex issues whether on paper or from oral representations efficiently and effectively.
  • Analyse, interpret, and apply relevant legislation, rules, policy and case law principles.
  • Determine issues objectively, applying unbiased and balanced judgment.
  • Produce clear, reasoned, and justifiable evidence-based decisions written in plain language and within deadlines.

B. Experience and knowledge

  • Knowledge of risk-based regulation.
  • Experience of working as a member of a team, facilitating discussion, and working collaboratively to reach a decision.
  • An understanding of how the principles of regulation impact on consumers and the importance of maintaining and upholding standards in the public interest.

To apply

For more information and to apply please visit

Vacancy closing date: 14/09/2023, 23:55

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