SRA – Legal Adviser / Regulatory Lawyer

Solicitors Regulation Authority

Contract Type  Permanent

Working Pattern  Full time – flexible working may be considered

Working Hours  35 hours per week

Salary  £51,277.02 in Birmingham or Cardiff office

Location Options  Hybrid – home based and Birmingham, Hybrid – home based and Cardiff

Function Type  Legal

Are you looking to be part of a busy team of in-house lawyers working at the cutting edge of legal regulation? Are you able to review and assess evidence and understand the importance of acting in the public interest?

We are looking for Legal Adviser to join our Legal and Enforcement team in either our Birmingham or Cardiff office.

The role

As a Legal Adviser, you will deal with contentious matters before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and Courts. Alongside this, you will also provide high quality, risk based, legal and regulatory advice and case direction across our operational areas. You will have opportunities to contribute fresh ideas to our team, looking for opportunities to build on our culture of continuous improvement.

You will be required to make and draft formal decisions based on evidential and public interest tests. Where you become involved in conducting disciplinary or other proceedings, you will need to act in the public interest and ensure cases proceed in a proportionate and timely way.

You will need to demonstrate understanding of a regulatory environment as you will be involved in providing high quality legal advice and conducting cases either in-house or with the support of external solicitors. 

Read our ‘A day in the life of a Legal Adviser’ to find what one of our Legal Advisers has to say, and to gain further insight into the role. You will find this document attached at the bottom of the advert on the SRA jobs page. 

What’s in it for me

  • Opportunity to use your litigation skills in the public interest
  • Help to drive forward investigations by providing practical legal advice to Investigation Officers
  • Opportunities to be an advocate of the SRA in public events
  • To expand and develop your legal, regulatory experience
  • Join a supportive and friendly team with a renowned regulator

What we are looking for

  • Solicitor or Barrister qualified in England and Wales 
  • Experience of conducting litigation, or providing legal advice preferably in a regulatory environment
  • Significant experience of case analysis, legal drafting and decision making in a contentious or regulatory environment
  • Ability to acquire and apply extensive knowledge of law and regulation of legal services

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 are happy to talk flexible working.

This is a hybrid role based either in our Birmingham or Cardiff office, 1-2 days a week, and from home for rest of the week. Occasional travel to our main office in Birmingham would be required depending on training and business needs

If you have any questions about the role or what is on offer, please contact us via:

To apply

Please click visit our website 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 17 July 2024 at 9:00am . Please note that we may choose to close this vacancy at a date earlier if we receive a large volume of applications. If you are interested, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. 

Assessment and interview will take place in August 2024.

Previous applicants to this role within the last six months will not be considered in this recruitment campaign.

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  

Role profile_Legal Adviser L&E.pdf – 32KB Opens in a new windowSupporting Documents  

Day in the Life of a Legal Adviser June 2024.pdf – 84KB Opens in a new window

Vacancy closing date: 17/07/2024, 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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