New Vacancy For A Lawyer


17 Oct 2011

New Vacancy for a Lawyer (“Referendaire”) at the Competition Appeal Tribunal. Deadline for receipt of all applications is Friday 4th November 2011.

Based in Bloomsbury, Central London, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (the Tribunal) is a specialist judicial body with cross-disciplinary expertise in law, economics, business and accountancy whose function is to hear and decide cases involving competition or economic regulatory issues. Further information is available on the Tribunal website,

The Post

Working directly for the President, Chairmen and Registrar of the Tribunal, the post corresponds to that of a Referendaire at the General Court but also encompasses a case handling role central to the work of the Tribunal.

Principal duties of the post will be to:

  • Liaise with parties and Tribunal members in the conduct of cases before the Tribunal;
  • Attend hearings and assist on issues as required;
  • Research case law and jurisprudence, and produce written analyses;
  • Prepare drafts and written materials; and
  • Assist in relation to outside speaking engagements.


The successful candidate would be an experienced lawyer and a team player, capable of handling procedural matters and analysing issues of law and fact raised in the submissions of parties. A high standard of oral and written communication skills as well as an ability to work under pressure will be expected.

Practical experience of competition law and European law, combined with a good understanding of procedural law, is an advantage. Candidates with a strong practical background in related areas of litigation will be considered.


Circa £54,000

How to apply

To request an application pack please contact Ilia Bowles, HR Manager, on 020 7979 7919 or alternatively by e-mail to

Deadline for receipt of all applications is Friday 4th November 2011. If you have not heard from us by Friday 18th November 2011, please assume that your application has not been successful.

The Tribunal is committed to appointments being made on merit and according to a policy of equal opportunities. Applications are welcome from all qualified individuals; however applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

Employment is dependent on passing the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS). Further information is available on the Cabinet Office website,