Principal Automatic Enrolment Lawyer

Hays Legal
England, East Sussex, Brighton
Closing date
16 Mar 2021

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Practice area
Civil litigation
5 years
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Job Details

Financial Organisation looking for Principle Lawyer for Automatic Enrolment and litigation in Brighton.

Your new company

Financial Organisation in Public Sector, Position based in Brighton.

Your new role

  • Provide legal advice in answer to complex compliance enquiries from internal and external stakeholders (including enforcement technical specialists, employers, intermediaries and their professional advisers)
  • Provide legal advice on the Regulator's statutory enforcement powers and the use of those powers in litigation, and analyse information to provide advice on the development of case strategies
  • Prepare cases, including the drafting of necessary documents, to be handed over to the Regulator's decision makers, determinations panel, First Tier and Upper Tribunals, Administrative Court, Criminal Courts or other appellate courts and provide advocacy as necessary
  • Provide high quality robust legal advice predominantly in relation to AE related pensions legislation to the AE Directorate, which will include interpretative advice on novel and existing legislation provisions, the development of policies, proposed legislation, industry focused guidance, codes of practice and reviewing external communications with a view to meeting the Regulator's statutory objectives
  • Advise on the use of regulatory enforcement powers and related procedures in order to support the development and operationalisation of policy, strategy, casework processes and investigation procedures
  • Provide specialist advice, knowledge management and training to additional business units on individual specialisms (including public law, civil enforcement, criminal law, judicial review, DPA and FOIA legislation

What you'll need to succeed

  • Qualified lawyer with extensive experience relevant to the role with a current UK practising certificate
  • Experience in civil litigation, including advocacy, e.g. regulatory law or Tribunal litigation
  • Experience of public law or regulatory decision making
  • Experience in instructing Counsel and working closely with Counsel
  • Experience of legal risk mitigation strategies
  • Experience of regulatory impact on industry e.g. employers/ third parties
  • Relevant legal knowledge of e.g. Pensions Act 2004, Pensions Act 2008 and related subordinate legislation
  • Understanding of regulation principles and best practice

What you'll get in return

Competitive Salary Package including additional pensions and bonus on the top

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
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Hays Legal provides an integrated recruitment solution to the UK's Legal and Company Secretarial sectors. Working across a nationwide network of offices, we offer employers and jobseekers a highly specialised recruitment service for permanent and interim positions across all business sectors, skill sets and levels of seniority.

We have a proven track record spanning almost 20 years in all areas of Legal and Company Secretarial recruitment, from one-off contingency requirements through to large-scale recruitment campaigns and wider employee management solutions.

We offer confidential, expert advice on job opportunities, compensation, business plans and exit strategies pertinent to professionals considering a move. We have the ear of key decision makers across all our clients and we have been instrumental in introducing and placing hundreds of fee earners and company secretaries into a vast array of organisations. From blue chip corporates, national and international firms through to niche practices, we have deep knowledge of the legal company secretary market.

If an organisation has strategic growth plans or needs incisive market analysis, we are often consulted as a first point of contact.

Understanding your needs

Whether you are looking to progress your career as a lawyer, legal executive, paralegal or company secretary, Hays' unparalleled recruiting expertise will assist you realising your career potential by finding you the right role at the right time.

Our consultants have an expert knowledge of the legal jobs market within UK and internationally. We aim to work closely with you and build a thorough understanding of your goals and aspirations through discussions and meetings.

We will:
- work with you to refine your CV
- offer guidance on how to improve your prospects
- provide insight into the sulture and expectations of the organisation to ensure you are well prepared throughout the interview process
- guide you through any job offer discussions, acting as your representative to ensure your interests are looked after

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