Legal Adviser (Competition and Consumer Law Specialism Programme)

Posted on 5th April 2023
Type Contract, Fixed Term, Full Time
Specialism Public Law, Public Sector Law
Location London and Edinburgh
Deadline 1st May 2023

Job Description

If you are a qualified lawyer looking to accumulate new skills and valuable technical legal experience whilst making a positive impact on the UK economy and society, then an exciting opportunity exists within the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) expanding legal team.

The CMA is the UK’s world-leading independent regulator and non-ministerial department, established to promote fair competition, support economic growth and protect the best interests of consumers and businesses. To continue this work and to contribute to yours and the CMA’s future, this role offers an excellent opportunity to undertake a two-year structured learning and training programme funded by the CMA.

You will gain vital experience whilst working across a range of competition and consumer law matters including:

• Competition law enforcement

• Consumer law enforcement

• Merger control

• Market studies and investigations

• Regulatory appeals

• Office for the Internal Market/Subsidy Advice Unit

You will also have the chance at the end of the programme to become a permanent member of the CMA’s competition/consumer specialist legal team.

As a Legal Adviser, you will contribute to the valuable work produced by the CMA, where you will provide high-quality analysis, decisions, reports and will contribute to policy development. You will offer clear and timely legal advice to case teams and decision makers, ensuring that the decisions taken by the CMA are legally robust and in line with the CMA’s established practices and guidance.

Outside of your legal advisory work, there may also be opportunities to gain litigation experience.

You will be a fully qualified lawyer who is entitled to practise as a Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive (CILEx Fellow) in the UK. Whilst no previous technical experience or knowledge of competition or consumer law is required, you must demonstrate a strong interest in developing a career in these areas. You will possess a strong background of providing legal advice as well as significant experience of delivering high-quality analysis to set deadlines.

In return the CMA is a hugely diverse, rewarding and stimulating place to work – an opportunity to work for the public good and to stretch and develop yourself in doing so. We offer generous benefits, including an excellent pension scheme, at least 25 days leave (increasing to 30 over five years), and generous maternity/paternity leave provision. You can also take advantage of interest-free season ticket loans, a cycle to work scheme, our employee assistance programme and flexible working options.

To find out more about this opportunity and about working for the CMA, please click HERE.

Closing date for applications: 11:55 pm on Monday 1st May 2023.

 The CMA, like many other organisations, operate a hybrid working model with a mix of office and home working. We believe this supports us to deliver our best work while allowing the flexibility to maintain balanced and healthy lives. Our staff work at least 50% of their time from their office location.

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