Principal Litigation Lawyer

Sellick Partnership (Legal) Limited
England, East Sussex, Brighton
£61844 - £82095 per annum
Closing date
5 Mar 2021
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Principal Litigation

Regulatory Body

£61,844 - £82,095 per annum

12 month Fixed Term Contract

Full Time

Brighton, Sussex


An opportunity has arisen for a Principal Litigation Lawyer to join the Litigation Team of a large Regulatory Body on a 12 month FTC.

As Principal Litigation Lawyer you will be an experienced Litigation lawyer with strong Commercial Litigation experience and a good understanding of Regulatory Litigation.

You will work closely with the Legal and frontline Regulation teams, you will provide advice and support on operational and policy matters to ensure probity, compliance with legislation and procedural rules and manage risk appropriately. You will also provide advice to key stakeholders at all levels, including the CEO.

Your advice will be high quality, consistent, timely, commercial and pragmatic and will cover Legal issues as well as Legal risk on a wide range of subjects, and in particular Litigation related matters.

You will direct and support complex, large and high profile/high risk commercial negotiations and be able to represent and support the organisation both internally and externally in a number of forums and proceedings.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Identify and advise on client decisions that create unmanaged legal risk and/or legal risk
  • Provide advice in relation to statutory powers and which facilitates the effective progression and management of cases, to meet statutory and policy objectives and organisational priorities
  • Prepare cases for submission to the organisation's internal panel, or brought in the High Court/ Administrative Court and/or under appeal to higher courts
  • Attend and effectively support counsel in preparation and at hearings and court/tribunal hearings
  • Have experience/ be willing to conduct advocacy at hearings and other Regulatory / Civil and other relevant fora (subject to rights of audience).

Required skills and experience:

  • Extensive experience as a solicitor or barrister with a current practicing certificate in England and Wales
  • Comprehensive post qualification experience of providing clear, audience tailored, risk-based legal advice on a range of Commercial and Regulatory Litigation matters, such as insolvency / restructuring, fraud, financial misconduct, as well as substantial technical knowledge of those areas and applicable legislation
  • Detailed and tactical working knowledge of investigative processes, procedure rules
  • Comprehensive and relevant experience of working with other regulatory, investigatory, and prosecuting bodies (such as the FCA, HMRC and Insolvency Service)

Benefits of the role:

  • Civil Service Pension arrangements, which are recognised as some of the best in the pensions world
  • Discretionary bonus arrangements
  • Access to performance related pay progression
  • 25 days annual leave provision
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Development opportunities
  • Enhanced parental leave arrangements
  • An excellent office location (all remote initially)

If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience for this role, please apply ASAP, or contact Amy Swain at Sellick Partnership for a confidential chat on 0161 513 0886, or via email on

Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances, including minorities and those with disabilities. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website.


About Sellick Partnership - Top legal recruiter in the UK
Our Legal Recruitment Consultants are market specialists and highly experienced in sourcing and placing high-calibre locum, contract and permanent legal professionals across the UK. Founded in 2004, our Legal team are considered one of the best in the country and are highly knowledgeable in their specialist markets. Our Legal Recruitment Consultants place legal professionals on a nation-wide basis across a range of disciplines and roles and across all sectors including: 

  • Public Sector & Not-for-Profit legal roles
  • In-House legal roles
  • Private Practice legal roles

We recruit paralegals right up to legal director/legal executive level across all areas of law including, but not limited to the below:

  • Childcare Law
  • Housing Law
  • Civil Litigation Jobs
  • Adult Social Care
  • Property Law
  • Planning Law
  • Commercial Contracts jobs
  • Employment Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Data Protection Lawyer jobs
  • Freedom of Information

For our clients, we offer a tailored approach to recruitment services which is based on the needs of your organisation. We take the time to get to know you and your organisation, and ensure we support you at every step of the way to secure high-calibre candidates every time.

For our candidates, we regularly partner with legal chambers to hold CPD training events to help you keep abreast of industry news and topical issues. These events are a great way of networking and learning new skills that you can use as you progress through your career. Our team of expert Legal Consultants are always available - from CV advice and interview techniques to a general conversation about what is happening in the market currently, we can help you make your next career move and find the best role for you. 

With in-depth sector knowledge, an extensive network of clients and high-calibre legal professionals plus an unrivalled name in the market, we are best placed to support your recruitment needs. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you. 

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