Kickstart your legal professional career at one of the world’s top competition and consumer agencies and enjoy a complex and varied workload in a fast paced changing environment.
As a Legal Intern you will gain valuable professional experience across merger, markets and regulatory activity, competition law enforcement cases, consumer enforcement, litigation and policy issues, and over time you will contribute to a wide range of projects across the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) portfolio.
Our Legal Interns assist lawyers by contributing to the delivery of high quality analysis, decisions, reports and policy. Specifically you will:
• Identify and analyse evidence gathered during inquiries, investigations, appeals and cases.
• Survey international (including EU) precedents for decisions of competition and other regulatory authorities relevant to a sector.
• Provide accurate research into the law regulating economic activities in particular sectors or the way in which companies engage with consumers.
• Assist in the preparation of legal advice to staff teams and to groups of members concerning the conduct of inquiries.
• Provide advice and guidance on consumer, competition and markets policy issues arising in relation to case and project work and legislative proposals.
• Support the capture and development of knowledge, expertise and learning from cases.
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Closing date for completed application: July 18, 2018
Degree of 2:1 or above, or equivalent, or Common Professional Exam, Graduate Diploma in Law or similar legal qualification and have completed the Legal Practice Course, Bar Professional Training Course or CILEx Level 6 Diploma.
Also, you must have a post graduate qualification in law or evidence of an equivalent high level academic or professional achievement.
We’ll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to draft and prepare written communications as required.
Ability to conduct and collate research.
Exposure to one or more of the following areas is essential – Competition law, Public and administrative law, Regulation of utilities, Judicial review and/or Consumer law.
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.
If you’re already a civil servant being appointed on level transfer, you’ll retain your existing terms, including annual leave. Where you’re being promoted, however, you’ll receive the greater of a 10% pay increase or the new grade minimum.
Applicants new to the civil service may be considered for appointment at a salary higher than the starting point indicated above (depending on skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications).
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The sifting date is July 19, 2018. Interviews to be held the week commencing July 30, 2018. You will be assessed based on a 1 hour written assessment and then a presentation, which will be sent to you in advance for preparation. The second part of the assessment will be a 1 hour competency based interview.