Public and Administrative Law Associate (no agencies)

Term: Permanent
Department: PRG
Location: London
The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley, Beijing and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and FTSE 100 companies.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

We have more than 600 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, China, Paris, Germany, Italy, UK, and the US - Silicon Valley. In the UK, we have approximately 700 people working in the London, Manchester and Birmingham.

The firm is growing rapidly and its revenue for 2016/17 was £165 million. The UK accounts for approximately 70% of the headcount.

We were the fastest growing UK law firm last year with 2016/17 revenue of £165 million and were named Law Firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2017.

 

The Team

The Regulatory Group is dedicated to advising both public and private clients on regulatory, disciplinary and public law matters. 

The Group advises clients on policy, powers, and statutory interpretation; bringing and defending legal challenges including judicial reviews; and conducting, or assisting with public inquiries, inquests and investigations.  

Over recent years the work of the group in acting for financial and commercial regulators has increased and we are now looking to recruit in this part of the practice. The group also supports regulatory bodies in bringing prosecutions; preparing and presenting regulatory cases; providing training to Fitness to Practise panellists and regulatory committees on a variety of topics including decision reasoning, procedure, case law and avoiding judicial reviews; and drafting rules and regulations.

Responsibilities
  • Researching issues and drafting advice on public and administrative law issues
  • Working with factual witnesses and experts in relation to the preparation of their evidence.
  • Instructing counsel and preparing materials for court hearings.
  • Working in a team to source evidence for disclosure and applying redactions.
  • Meeting with stakeholders.
  • Drafting correspondence relating to a caseload.
Key Skills & Experience
  • Experienced, qualified lawyer
  • Proven experience gained in a variety of public law matters or managing a complex litigation caseload.
  • Strong client care skills
  • Marketing and business development experience
  • Excellent academic record
  • Experience of reviewing and redacting evidence using an electronic document database
  • Experience of witness statement taking.

Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.