RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) is a globally recognised professional body and everything we do is designed to effect positive change in the built and natural environments.
As a Regulatory Lawyer in our small and highly collaborative Legal team, you will prepare and present cases before the Regulatory Tribunal. As a modern and global professional Membership association, the Regulatory Lawyer roles assists RICS in our function as a non-statutory regulator, to investigate and where proportionate, take disciplinary action to protect the public interest and safeguard the reputation of the profession.
- Effective management of a caseload to be presented to the Disciplinary, Registration and Appeal Panels including written representations and legal applications.
- Ensure high quality and timely preparation of cases in accordance with KPIs and best practice, as well as escalation of risk/issues as required.
- Effective liaison with external stakeholders including Members and Members Firms and their Legal Representatives to effectively case manage and negotiate outcomes.
- Supervise and delegate tasks to colleagues as appropriate.
- Provide legal advice and support to the Investigation and Professional Assurance teams on all types of complaint and regulatory casework.
- Assist in the preparation and presentation of training to the wider Regulation team including keeping up to date with legislative changes and case law.
- Provide advice and assistance to wider directorate and organisational project group/s.
- Promote and comply with RICS organisational behaviours and values including encouragement of equality, diversity, and inclusivity principles.
- Provide excellent customer service to internal and external stakeholders.
Essential qualifications, experience, skills, and qualities:
- Qualified and practising barrister or solicitor or CILEX fellow.
- Experience of managing regulatory/disciplinary investigations and/or cases at another regulator or professional membership organisation.
- Sound knowledge of legal proceedings in civil, criminal, or regulatory jurisdictions.
- Strong oral and written communication with ability to be persuasive to a range of audiences.
- Experience of appearing as a presenter/advocate before a regulatory tribunal or Court (or a demonstrable willingness to develop into a presenter/advocate in due course).
- Able to work on own initiative and under direction, and work collaboratively in a larger, multi-disciplinary team.
- Ability to work with changing priorities, take responsibility for the delivery of results and conscious of continuous improvement.
- Ability to build good relationships with internal and external stakeholders especially when dealing with sensitive and complex issues.
- A high level of personal integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
Desired qualifications, experience, skills, and qualities:
- Experience of supervising investigations and advising decision makers in writing and orally.
- Strong understanding of, and commitment to, the principles of better regulation. Able to apply the principles in a way that is lawful, effective, and pragmatic.
- Strong IT skills, and able to promote the use of technology in case preparation and presentation.
- Ability to make good decisions on progress and prospects of regulatory/disciplinary investigation and/or cases
RICS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified candidates from a wide array of backgrounds to apply because we know that it’s the differences in our people that make the difference to our performance.