Senior Associate Knowledge Lawyer

The Role

We are looking for an outstanding lawyer with experience in financial regulation, and, in particular, the contentious aspects of regulatory work, to join as a Knowledge Lawyer in the Regulatory, Investigations and Financial Crime (RIFC) team within our Litigation, Arbitration and Regulatory group (LARG).  You are likely currently to be working at a top-rank practice, within an enforcement authority or as a barrister. In all cases, candidates should be intellectually rigorous, have first-class legal ability and an outstanding academic track record.

The Work

The RIFC team undertakes a wide-range of contentious regulatory work.  The role of the Knowledge Lawyer within that team includes:

  • Keeping up to date with developments affecting financial regulation and investigations in the UK, whether in the courts, rulebooks or elsewhere, and ensuring that lawyers in the practice are aware of developments.
  • Acting as a sounding board for and specialist adviser to colleagues in relation to regulatory or investigatory aspects of client matters and, where appropriate, dealing directly with clients.

Preparing, or overseeing the preparation of, client briefings on matters affecting financial regulation and investigation, whether arising from changes in the law or, more broadly,

  • representing thought leadership in the area.
  • If the appointee has experience of white collar criminal litigation, keeping up to date on that topic, keeping colleagues up to date, and preparing briefings in relation to it.
  • Liaising with colleagues in other practice areas and offices on issues affecting financial regulation, identifying international trends, and producing briefings or comparative reports for internal and external consumption.
  • Responding on behalf of the firm to consultations relating to financial regulation in the UK and internationally.
  • Providing education, both internally and for clients, relating to investigations and financial regulation.

Preparing materials for, and keeping up to date, L&DR's internal knowledge resources, including the intranet, in relation to financial regulation and investigations.

You will be an outstanding lawyer and are likely to have significant experience of working in contentious regulation.  You will either be a Knowledge Lawyer or be looking to a knowledge-based role. 

Skills

We are looking for a lawyer who has developed exceptional written and oral communication skills, with experience of complex regulatory matters. The ideal candidate will have strong technical skills and be comfortable researching and applying complex areas of law, as well as an ability to explain clearly and to guide others. Expertise in a particular area, such as criminal litigation, would be welcome but is not necessary. We would also expect to see a mature approach to business development, both with specific clients and with industry organisations.

Variety of cases: RIFC, as described above, handles a variety of work.

High profile work: high value, international cases, with high stakes and complex issues, for and against household names.

Equal Opportunities

It is the Firm's policy to treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age. Furthermore, the Firm will ensure that no requirement or condition will be imposed without justification which could disadvantage individuals purely on any of the above grounds.

The policy applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment.

The Firm will regularly review its procedures and selection criteria to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated according to their relevant individual abilities and merits.

The firm is committed to the implementation of this policy and to a programme of action to ensure that the policy is, and continues to be, fully effective. All staff are required to comply with the policy and to act in accordance with its objectives so as to remove any barriers to equal opportunity. Any act of discrimination by employees or any failure to comply with the terms of the policy will result in disciplinary action.

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