The Competition Appeal Tribunal (the Tribunal) is a specialist judicial body whose function is to hear and decide cases involving competition or economic regulatory issues. Further information is available on the About the Tribunal page.
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. In particular, with the coming into force of the Consumer Rights Act 2015, the Tribunal's jurisdiction will be widened to all types of private actions involving competition law, including claims for injuctive relief, and the innovative introduction of collective actions for the first time in the UK. The successful candidate will play a key role right at the start of this major new phase in the development of UK competition law.
Working directly for the President, Chairmen and Registrar of the Tribunal, the post 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 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, combined with a good understanding of procedural law, is an advantage. However, candidates with a strong practical background in related areas of litigation will be considered.
How to apply
If you have any queries about this vacancy please contact us by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Ms Ranbhinder Banwait, HR Manager, on 020 7979 7979, quoting reference JUNE2015. Deadline for receipt of all applications is 19 June 2015. Interviews are expected to take place last week in July 2015.
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.