Russell Cooke – Associate, Regulation (4-8 PQE)

Posted on 9th April 2021
Type Full Time
Specialism Regulatory
Deadline 30th April 2021

Job Description

Apply here by 30 April 2021

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced regulation lawyer who thrives on challenge. Our clients’ problems are many and varied and your job is to be the calm at the center of their storm; the person who they can trust to sort it out. Your excellent litigation skills and regulatory experience will be complemented by serious people skills – you can relate to anyone, whatever their issue, winning their confidence in often emotional and fraught situations.

Our team handles all kinds of reputation management, professional disciplinary and regulatory investigations work, for a broad range of clients. Our role is helping with protecting the reputations of individuals through to organisations and corporate entities. We handle everything from effective crisis management through to project-based solutions.

Our ideal candidate? You’ll be able to demonstrate a wide range of understanding how the civil and criminal jurisdictions interact, especially in connection with reputational and regulatory matters and how best to assist our clients. Above all, you are a problem solver.

What you could be doing – some recent examples

  • Preparing and prosecuting a matter to a “Rolls Royce” standard for a land owner against commercial operations in a statutory nuisance case
  • Assist broadcasters in the protection of their branding and Intellectual Property Rights by advising and representing them in both civil and criminal cases for breaches of their IPR in relation to live sports broadcasting and general programming ranging from Premier League football through to pay per view world championship boxing and event broadcasting
  • Advising a Premier League football club as general counsel regarding media coverage and reputational issues of the club and its players and employees
  • Obtaining an interim injunction to stop a former employee of a UK-based concierge company from divulging information relating to reputational issues involving a Middle Eastern royal family and government
  • Preparing a response/objection to a POCA 2002 Moratorium Extension Order on behalf of a Dutch company’s UK-based operations
  • Advising a solicitor on the detailed steps involved in a SRA investigation
  • Advising an international charity as to defamatory and discriminatory messages on social media originating from other international reach organisations and ensuring a full public retraction and apology being issued
  • Supporting a partner in the Property & Housing Litigation team whose client required advice about harassment and other reputational issues
  • Representing company directors in connection with BIS, FCA and SFO investigations into global business practices and civil and criminal jurisdiction issues arising
  • Advising individuals and organisations on Protection from Harassment Act 1997 disputes
  • Prosecuting an individual for Fraud Act 2006 offences as a result of their offering services as an architect when not qualified
  • Advising regulated individuals and companies as to how to deal with regulatory disciplinary investigations
  • Providing compliance and regulatory advice for a High Net Worth family and the interaction between their Trust framework and the operations of their businesses
  • Assisting a rugby player on the issues he faced following his sending off for racially abusive comments to another player
  • Ensuring High Net Worth individuals and families have effective crisis management and ongoing reputational advice procedures in place
  • Preparing and instigating private criminal proceedings to enforce individual and organisations rights in relation to matters from fraud through to Intellectual Property Rights to Fraud Act 2006 actions

What you’re like

  • a solicitor of between 4 to 8 years PQE with a strong practice as a specialist regulatory litigation lawyer
  • you are highly motivated and professional
  • you’re quick thinking and a fast learner
  • you have broad experience in reputational work
  • you have experience encapsulating regulatory investigations
  • you might have experience with corporate/white collar investigations
  • you are experienced the effective management of your own caseload
  • you work and think independently
  • you’re ambitious and you’ll throw yourself into impressing our existing clients and winning new ones
  • you want to develop your career
  • you can demonstrate commercial awareness
  • you are technically excellent
  • you have keen attention to detail
  • you can work effectively with other teams on bespoke issues for the firm’s client base as and when they arise

What we’re like

  • we are based out of the Bedford Row office (but regularly work with colleagues across the firm) and comprises a partner, an associate, a consultant, an executive assistant and a trainee.
  • we’re leaders in our field but we’re just as committed to maintaining a friendly and supportive working environment
  • we encourage collaboration and sharing know-how for the benefit of clients and each other
  • we encourage our associates to speak, to publish and to participate in the industry, keeping up with and shaping the latest thinking
  • we offer a supportive cohort of your peers from across the firm, participating in a variety of career development activities

The Key Responsibilities and Duties of the role

Core Legal Duties:

  • to consistently provide a high quality experience to our clients in terms of service delivery
  • to develop and maintain good client relationship skills, gaining clients’ confidence and that of your colleagues
  • to develop new business opportunities
  • to receive requests for legal advice from current and potential clients and deciding on the most appropriate responses to make to these requests
  • to establish what needs to be done to solve a client’s problems
  • to offer advice on the law, legal procedures and a wide range of associated issues
  • to attend and represent Russell Cooke at client meetings
  • to draw up legal documents
  • to research documents and case history to ensure accuracy of advice and procedures
  • to represent clients in tribunals and in Courts where required

Professional Standards:

  • to work and behave in a professional manner and to the highest standards of the profession
  • to comply with procedures set out in Russell Cooke’s Office Manual, professional standards and any requirement set by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)
  • to carry out duties given by the partners or employees faithfully and diligently and follow all reasonable instructions
  • to participate in the growth and development of the department/firm
  • to treat all information about the firm and its client and their business as wholly confidential
  • to keep up-to-date with changes in the law

Personal Development:

  • to have a clear understanding of what it would take to develop a career to the next level
  • to support internal procedures and systems of Russell Cooke including file/case management, time recording
  • to respect partners, staff and clients and in turn earn the respect of the department and clients
  • to participate in team meetings
  • to attend internal training and external training as and when required
  • to keep up to date with law and practice
  • to share information with colleagues
  • to read journals and attend courses and take all necessary steps to comply with the SRA’s continuing competence requirements.
  • To maintain high standards of professional conduct

Fee Contribution:

  • Solicitors at every level must be able to show a track record of achieving their fee contribution and time targets and that the targets were appropriate for their position and level of qualification

Apply here by 30 April 2021

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