Regulatory Solicitor / Associate

England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
£39000 - £58000 per annum
27 Mar 2021
24 Apr 2021
Tony Seymour
Job Title
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7, NQ
Contract Type
Full Time

Regulatory Solicitor / Associate / Senior Associate - Health and Safety; regulatory crime; environmental; compliance - broad range of PQE considered (0-6PQE+); retrain opportunity also available

Regulatory Solicitor - Associate / Senior Associate NQ-6 PQE - Manchester

Regulatory Solicitor - Associate / Senior Associate (HSE) - The Manchester office of this international law firm is looking for a regulatory solicitor to work with one of the senior equity partners within the practice group. Candidates are being considered from a broad background, all the way from NQ level to Senior Associate level. Retrain opportunities are also available. You may have a background in health and safety, food safety and environmental investigations. Candidates with a background in criminal regulatory work should also certainly apply. Furthermore, if you are an NQ considering your options and are looking to develop a career in this area of law we would welcome hearing from you.

At a glance

  • Job Title: HSE Regulatory Solicitor / Associate
  • PQE level: NQ-6 PQE+ (PQE is only given as guide. Candidates with 10 PQE or more will also be considered)
  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £39,000 - £58,000
  • Reports to: Head of Regulatory Team
  • Previous experience: Broad background considered. Anything from 0-6 PQE and above. Candidates may have a background in criminal law, or you may have a strong background in HSE regulatory work. The department is also offering retrain roles on a 12-month contract basis for those with a criminal background who wish to retrain into regulatory work.

Blend of contentious and non-contentious regulatory work

The Regulatory team handles a mix of on contentious and non-contentious regulatory work. On the non-contentious side, lawyers advise clients on important regulatory matters such as health and safety protocols, environmental regulations and other policies to ensure companies maintain compliance. The team helps implement workable policies and schemes to make sure clients remain compliant and adhere to the law wherever necessary. The department is responsible to writing, producing and applying regulatory policies particularly for businesses which are at a high risk of exposure.

The contentious work undertaken by the firm is often extremely high-profile, sometimes involving organisations who may be subject to criminal prosecutions due to a breach of their regulatory responsibilities. The team advises on all aspects of regulatory breaches including assisting clients in mounting internal investigation and demonstrating full co-operation with external regulatory and compliance bodies. Their work also includes breaches that result in the most serious claims, such as criminal charges for corporate manslaughter. Clients are advised on not just the fundamental aspects of the law, but also how to manage a breach and ensure the correct steps are taken as soon as possible to remedy the breach and subsequent fallout.

Range of candidates considered including retrain opportunities

The hiring Partner is considering a broad range of candidates from NQs all the way to those at Senior Associate level. They are also ready consider those from other disciplines such as criminal law who are willing to consider a retrain in regulatory work.

Regulatory Associates to Senior Associates with experience

NQs and experienced Associates should ideally have a background in regulatory work or similar. Perhaps you have a corporate, insurance or prosecutions background. Those with experience in the defence of criminal, health and safety as well as environmental prosecutions are strongly encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates should also be able to demonstrate an understanding of the criminal and coroners' courts.

Retrain opportunities (12-month fixed term contracts)

Perhaps you are a criminal lawyer with a real passion for regulatory work. Our client has retrained a number of lawyers who start with the firm on a 12-month contract to see how they progress. This contract will go permanent when the retrain is complete.

A truly exceptional team undertaking challenging and complex work

The team is anxious to speak to candidates from a broad spectrum. Whether you are an experienced Senior Associate with proven regulatory experience or an NQ or a lawyer with a real passion for regulatory work looking for a retrain, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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