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In House Advocate - Fitness to Practise

Hays Legal
England, London
£150 - £200 per day
Closing date
4 Oct 2021

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Your new company
A health and care regulator and statutory regulator for the optical profession in the UK. They are responsible for protecting the public by promoting high standards of education, performance and conduct amongst opticians and maintaining public confidence in the profession. They currently have a need for a qualified in-house advocate to start ASAP, initially on a fixed term contract for 12 months.

Your new role
You will have responsibility for preparing cases for hearings before the Fitness to Practise Committee (FTPC), Registrations Appeals Committee (RAC) and the High Court (if qualified), and for presenting cases on behalf of the council as required. You will work closely with Investigation Officers and other team members to ensure that cases are fully prepared for hearing in a timely and efficient manner. You will also provide legal advice and support to the FTP directorate, and to the rest of the council, as required and will play a significant role in supporting and developing the investigation team.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Qualified lawyer (at least 3 years' PQE)
  • Outstanding oral communication skills
  • Excellent literacy and written communication skills
  • Experience of operating within professional regulation (or other similar, eg criminal), including the preparation and presentation of cases
  • An excellent understanding of complex legal concepts and ability to apply knowledge to case work
  • An ability to work within a tight procedural framework
  • Ability to grasp unfamiliar and/or new legislation quickly and to accurately apply rules and legislation to daily work

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.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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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.

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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.

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- 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
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