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From £50k (DOE)
20 days ago

Regulatory Solicitor (SHE)

Location: Newport

Salary: From £50k (DOE)

The role

The market leading Regulatory Team are specialists in Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) work. This firm is looking to employ over 30 specialist lawyers across a number of key locations, where they are looking to expand due to client and case demands.

The work includes advising insurers and corporate clients in relation to investigations and prosecutions by a wide range of regulators including the Police, Health and Safety Executive, Environment Agency, CQC and Local Authorities. This firm deals with all aspects of advice and defence.

The firm

The team are empowered to develop their own client contacts and relationships from the start of their careers; you will see how your contribution directly impacts on your clients and understand how the service you provide helps them.

This is a truly international firm with over 2,500 colleagues across 9 countries and with a myriad of international associations further bolstering our capabilities.

As well as offering high levels of flexibility and a great work life balance, this firm offers a well-rounded remuneration package (which includes private medical insurance, income protection insurance and discounted gym membership, amongst many other benefits) alongside real opportunities for growth and progression.


  • Undertake a busy and varied defence case load encompassing a range of contentious and non-contentious regulatory issues for a variety of clients. You will also be expected to delegate work to junior fee earners and to assist with their supervision
  • Act as a point of contact for clients working in accordance with client protocols, demonstrating a level of knowledge and skill commensurate with experience
  • Assist with business development activities with a view to developing and establishing environmental contentious and not contentious work streams for the firm. Where appropriate assist in the preparation and delivery of pitches, presentations and training events
  • Demonstrate sound file management – to include compliance with protocols and any client protocols as required; consistent and accurate billing and credit control; management of WIP and file closures; updating Management Information
  • Assume responsibility for quality control and benchmark compliance on own caseload, including accuracy and timeliness of management reporting and information
  • Maintain an understanding of other practice areas and an active internal network
  • Maintain and develop technical knowledge through attendance at training sessions, reading appropriate publications and exceeding Law Society CPD requirements

About you

  • Experienced Solicitor with post qualification experience gained within a regulatory and / or commercially focused environment
  • You will have experience of advising on regulatory work including – health and safety incident investigations, interviews under caution, prosecutions, environmental breaches, breaches of trading standards, food law and/or fire safety
  • Ideally you will have experience of advising and representing organisations in relation to environmental matters both contentious and non-contentious
  • Candidates with experience of financial services regulation will also be considered. Inquest experience would be beneficial
  • You will have experience of business development, building client relationships and client relationship management, as well as a commercial understanding of the client’s business
  • Willingness to travel at short notice in order to assist clients to manage situations on the ground as they happen
  • Excellent legal drafting, analytical and negotiating skills
  • Demonstrates alignment with the Firm’s Cultural Principles

Apply now

If you’re interested in this unique and exciting opportunity, please contact Ella Watts on 02920388100 or email your CV to