Ref: 1622881

Original Listing

Company: 1622881

Salary: 68,936 - 77,300

Closing Date: Closing date: 1 Apr 2019

Location: London WC1B 4AD and Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 9QA

CMA994 Assistant Legal Director



We’re looking for talented Assistant Legal Directors to join our advisory teams within the CMA Legal Service. With markets changing fast, and the prospect of legal change related to the EU exit, this is an exciting time to join us. Our work is varied, complex and highly rewarding. As a lawyer in the CMA Legal Service you will be encouraged to apply your legal skills across a number of our practice areas while also developing specialist expertise. You will work alongside like-minded professionals on cases which can directly benefit the lives of everyone in the UK.

Successful applicants will play a critical part in the delivery of high quality legal analysis from the outset of a project, shaping the legal framework, assessing evidence and ensuring that we produce legally robust decisions – as well as defending those decisions in court.

Our advisory lawyers are embedded in project teams working across the CMA’s entire portfolio as follows:

• Competition law enforcement (e.g. the recent paroxetine and the phenytoin cases).
• Consumer law enforcement (e.g. tackling misleading online reviews and endorsements, unfair promotions by gambling firms and concerns with secondary ticket sales).
• Merger control: (e.g. the current Phase 2 investigation into the Sainsbury/Asda merger and the recent ICE/Trayport litigation).
• Markets work: (e.g. the current funerals market study and recent investment consultants market investigation).
• Regulatory work: ensuring fair conduct in the appeals and references to the CMA in regulated sectors – often concerning key price controls.
• State Aid: supporting decisions by the CMA in relation to the approval process and enforcement functions concerning state aid.

We welcome applications from lawyers with an interest in any of these practice areas and the desire to work across a number of tools over time.

We will be holding the following open-house events and we invite anyone interested in applying for one of our vacancies to attend to find out more about the CMA’s Legal Service, its work and our staff. Please copy and paste the below link into your browser and book a free ticket to secure your place.

13 March 2019 5.30 – 7.30 pm (registration 5.00 – 5.30 pm) CMA, One Lochrin Square, 92 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9QA

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cma-legal-service-recruitment-open-evening-edinburgh-tickets-57507426260?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=cp&utm-term=destsearch

20 March 2019 6.00 – 8.00 pm (registration 5.30 – 6.00 pm) CMA, Victoria House (2nd floor), Southampton Row, London, WC1B 4AD

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cma-legal-service-recruitment-open-evening-london-tickets-57507852535?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

To find out more about these opportunities and to view a short video about life in the CMA Legal Service, please go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDs672rdzxg&feature=em-share_video_user

All CMA staff enjoy generous benefits, including:

• An excellent pension scheme
• 25 days leave (increasing to 30 days over five years)
• Favourable consideration of flexible working
• Generous maternity/paternity leave provision
• Interest-free season ticket loans
• Cycle to work scheme and our employee wellbeing programme

To find out more about this opportunity and about working for the CMA, please click on the APPLY button. Please note that we are also recruiting for Legal Advisers. If you would like to be considered for the roles of Assistant Legal Director and Legal Adviser, you will need to submit a separate application for each role.

Closing date for applications: 1 April 2019

Interviews will take place as follows:
• London - during weeks commencing 22 April and 29 April 2019
• Edinburgh – Wednesday 8 May 2019


The CMA is an accredited Disability Confident Employer and are Stonewall Diversity Champions. Disabled applicants meeting the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds and recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.