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Experienced Regulatory Solicitor / Barrister (2226)

We’re a national law firm with a local reach. Our philosophy is ‘Expert Hand, Human Touch’ – something you’ll find in the way we work with our clients and how we support our teams. But, we’re more than just a law firm – we’re a team, working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs.

Whichever team you join, working here you’ll feel a part of our friendly and inclusive environment. We’ll value you for who you are and what you bring. We support each other and push boundaries to achieve incredible things, and make a real difference to our clients and communities.

The work we do has been recognised in the awards we’ve won. We’re committed to being even better, and our awards help to show we’re on the right track.

We recognise that the office 9-5 isn’t for everyone. That’s why we’ve introduced ‘Flexible by Choice’. Whether it’s working from home, in our offices, or a combination of the both, we trust each other to support our clients, colleagues and communities at the right time, in the right way.

Our Team

The Team represent both individuals and businesses accused of criminal and regulatory offences large and small. We regularly act for and defend clients investigated or prosecuted by the police, prosecution agencies and regulators which may lead to prosecution or disciplinary sanctions.

Things we’ve been doing recently

  • Represented the Chief Executive of a charity accused of bribery. No further action taken by the Police after investigation.
  • Defended a client facing enforcement by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) for non-payment of a £4.5m confiscation order.
  • Represented a Social Worker in an ongoing Police investigation relating to an allegation of gross negligence manslaughter.
  • Advised two Company Directors in an international investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into alleged fraud, cheating the public revenue and money laundering.
  • Advised a former Company Director in an accountancy practice in an investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority and appeal to the Upper Tribunal (FCA).
  • Advised the former Regional Sales Director of a leading national engineering specialist in a Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation of alleged price-fixing.
  • Advised an international hotel developer and management company under investigation by the FCA in relation to allegations of fraud and operating an unregulated collective investment scheme.
  • Advised an electrical and high end good retailer in relation to an FCA investigation into unregulated credit operations
Your Role

This is an exciting opportunity to further develop your skills within an established and innovative national law firm and department. You will be working within a fast-paced team on a stimulating mix of cases. You will not only be technically excellent but also a good communicator with rounded client service skills. You must be able to develop strong relationships with a wide range of people, be empathetic, supportive yet directional. You will be representing clients on an array of existing regulatory and criminal investigations and proceedings, but also grow your own caseload of work

What We're Looking For
  • Advisory work around corporate crime and financial services.
  • FCA work – contentious and non-contentious, advisory and enforcement.
  • Knowledge around modern slavery, bribery and money laundering legislation and regulations.
  • General ‘regulatory’ advisory experience.
  • 5 years + PQE.
  • Experience in Criminal Defence work.
  • Ideally have Police Station Accreditation and Magistrates Court Qualification.

We’re proud of our values, and we’re looking for people who share them:

  • To be pioneering with an imaginative outlook
  • To be approachable and caring
  • To be tenacious in the pursuit of our objectives
  • To be efficient in the provision of our services
  • To work with a foundation of integrity.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to receive your application.

What we can offer you
  • 25 days annual leave, with the opportunity to buy additional leave
  • Two fundraising days in a year to give back to the community (fully paid!)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering discounted leisure and travel and refunds on medical services

We also offer a huge number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace as well as flexible working options to ensure that you are fully supported to work the way that best suits you. Our social responsibility programme is fundamental to who we are. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish. We have a range of groups to celebrate our people across sexuality, disability, age, gender and culture. 

We welcome applications from all diversity groups and backgrounds. We’re committed to enabling everyone to thrive and understanding and celebrating our differences is a key part of that. We’re proud of our work on the Disability Confident scheme, on the Race At Work Charter and as Stonewall Diversity Champions. We also have a range of networks for LGBT+, disability, generations, gender, social mobility, ethnicity, faith and culture to celebrate our people and to enable everyone to thrive.


Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

Depending on the role you apply for we may carry out checks that will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks ­with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.

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40 Holborn Viaduct, London, United Kingdom, EC1N 2PZ

We're proud of our values, and we're looking for people who share them

  • Business Area:
    Business Legal Services
  • Team:
    Regulatory Investigations Group
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