Solicitors Regulation Authority – Triage Lawyer

Solicitors Regulation Authority

Contract Type Permanent

Working Pattern Full time – flexible working may be considered

Working Hours 35 hours per week

Salary £41,400

Location Options Hybrid – home based and Birmingham

Function Type Legal

Are you a qualified solicitor or barrister who has experience of providing legal advice in a regulatory environment?

We are looking for a Triage Lawyer to join our Assessment and Early Resolution (AERT) team in our Birmingham office.

The role

We receive thousands of reports every year raising allegations of misconduct and regulatory breaches against those we regulate.

As a Triage Lawyer, you will provide high quality legal and regulatory advice to our assessment team (known as Assessment and Early Resolution Team or “AERT”). This team conducts an initial assessment of every report we receive and carries out initial inquiries before deciding whether a formal investigation is required or not. In the role you will oversee the assessment of the more complex reports that the team receive and, where appropriate, you will work with senior colleagues to escalate high profile matters with your recommended next steps.

As well as having conduct of your own case holding, you will provide general case direction and deal with technical queries across AERT and conduct quality assurance for the team.

You will need to demonstrate a good understanding of the solicitors’ regulatory environment as you will be involved in identifying and taking appropriate steps to manage complex, sensitive or high-profile matters in an outcomes-focused and risk based way. You will advise on and where required make formal decisions that are evidence-led and in accordance with the SRA’s Assessment Threshold Test.

You will work in AERT and report to the Legal and Enforcement department.

What’s in it for me

  • To work in a fast paced environment, making important threshold decisions on investigations and supporting colleagues to do likewise.
  • To oversee the work of complex investigations and to help drive those forward by providing practical legal advice to Investigation Officers.
  • To hold a complex case holding comprising high profile matters. 
  • To support colleagues in their professional development by providing quality assurance, timely feedback, support and training. 
  • To expand and develop your legal regulatory experience.
  • To join a supportive and friendly team with a renowned regulator offering a competitive package with a good work-life balance.

What we are looking for

  • A solicitor or barrister qualified in England and Wales with a current practising certificate.
  • Experience of providing legal advice and case analysis, preferably in a regulatory environment.
  • An ability to acquire and apply extensive knowledge of law and regulation of legal services.
  • A pro-active approach to cases and projects
  • Experience of conducting quality assurance checks and/or delivering training.

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 we are happy to discuss  flexible working.

This is a hybrid role based in our Birmingham office (1-2 days a week), and from home for rest of the week.

If you have any questions about the role or what is on offer, please contact us via recruitment@sra.org.uk

To apply

Please visit https://sra.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/appcentre-2/brand-4/candidate/so/pm/1/pl/3/opp/3290-Triage-Lawyer/en-GB and click ‘apply’ to complete the online application form and upload a CV and cover letter, addressing how you meet the essential criteria listed under the ‘what we are looking for’ section above.

To find out more about the recruitment and selection process and how to make the most of your application, please visit our jobs pages.

Closing date for applications is 23 November 2023 at 9:00 a.m.

The SRA is the independent regulator of solicitors and law firms in England and Wales, protecting consumers and supporting the rule of law and the administration of justice. We do this by overseeing all education and training requirements necessary to practise as a solicitor, licensing individuals and firms to practise, setting the standards of the profession and regulating and enforcing compliance against these standards.

We offer an inclusive, supportive and friendly working environment and the chance to develop your career within a professional organisation. We are committed to the health and wellbeing of staff, helping everyone to strike a good balance between personal and professional life.

Additionally, we provide a generous flexible benefits package, including gym membership with a tax only cost, an excellent defined contribution pension scheme and an additional 3% of annual basic salary upon successful completion of probation.Attached Role Profile 1 

Role profile – Triage Lawyer.docx – 44KB 
Converted File Role profile – Triage Lawyer.docx.pdf – 40KB 

Vacancy closing date: 23/11/2023, 09:00

The Solicitors Regulation Authority is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Diversity and inclusion is central to everything we do. We are actively committed to promoting and participating in good practice in the way that we attract, recruit and retain staff.

Everyone is encouraged to bring their whole self to work because we appreciate the value that a truly diverse workforce brings to an organisation. We celebrate difference, recognising the benefits this brings to our inclusive culture, including age, disability, gender identity and expression, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation and socio economic background.

 We are a Stonewall Top 100 Employer, a member of ENEI, a disability confident employer and we are happy to talk flexible working.

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