New Vacancy For A Lawyer


27 Jan 2014

New Vacancy for a Lawyer (“Referendaire”) at the Competition Appeal Tribunal. Deadline for receipt of all applications is 4.00pm (Greenwich Mean Time), Friday 14th February 2014.

The Competition Appeal Tribunal ("CAT") 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 CAT website.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop real experience at the cutting edge of both substantive competition law and legal procedure at a stage when important developments are taking place in both areas.

The Post

Working directly for the President, Chairmen and Registrar of the CAT, the post encompasses a case handling role central to the work of the CAT. Principal duties of the post will be to:

  • Liaise with parties and CAT members in the conduct of cases before the CAT;
  • Attend hearings and assist on issues as required;
  • Research case law 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

Application Submission Process
Person Specification
Employment Application form
Equality and Diversity form

If you have any queries about this vacancy please contact us by e-mailing or calling Ilia Bowles, Director, Operations, on 020 7979 7979, quoting reference REF2014. Deadline for receipt of all applications is 4.00pm (Greenwich Mean Time), Friday 14th February 2014.

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.