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Associate - 1-5 PQE - Professional Discipline & Regulatory - 12mth FTC

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20000064 Requisition #
This is an excellent opportunity to join a Chambers and Legal 500 ranked Professional Discipline and Regulatory team, with entrepreneurial character and ambitious growth plans.


About the role

The work is fast paced, and you will act across a broad landscape of matters for both regulators and regulated individuals, in sectors such as healthcare, social care and education. You will also advise corporates on regulator matters (often multi-jurisdictional) as well as working with the regulators themselves.
Main responsibilities of the job:
• To provide advice in the areas of CQC (and other regulators of health and social care) and Ofsted (and other regulators in education), including in relation to registration requirements, safeguarding concerns, challenges to inspection findings, defending claims brought by the regulator (civil and criminal), investigations and inquest proceedings.
• To run a busy caseload and work closely with all members of the team in the investigation and preparation of cases. Including cases which are high profile, complex and involve vulnerable witnesses.

• To assist MDU members and private clients defending cases before their regulatory body, Trust investigations, inquest proceedings and criminal cases.

• To work with the team to provide regulatory advice in the developing area of internet based healthcare including cross boarder regulation.
• Supervising junior members of the team on a day-to-day basis.
• Drafting documentation to a high level to include correspondence, client advices, reports analysing evidence, Instructions to Counsel/experts, witness statements (including complex and lengthy witness statements) and allegations.
• Evaluating information received during an investigation and advising on the appropriate course of action. 
• Ensuring that all work handled in accordance with agreed guidelines, time frames and service standards.
• Meeting performance targets and providing a quality service to the client.
• Client secondment opportunities


About you

You will have experience dealing with professional disciplinary cases and be looking to be part of a dynamic, growing team. It would be advantageous to have knowledge of the CQC and Ofsted regulatory schemes (and similar regulators) and experience working with clients in the healthcare, social care and education sector, however a commitment to learning in this area would also be considered. 
You will be well-organised and proactive, and have excellent written and oral communication skills. A strong academic record, an active commitment to knowledge sharing and enthusiasm to get involved and help push the practice forward.


About us

CMS are delighted to be named Law Firm of the Year at the 2018 British Legal Awards.

CMS is an international law firm with leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond. We create sustainable and rewarding futures for our clients, our people and our communities.

Ranked as the world’s 5th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in over 40 countries from 70+ offices worldwide.

CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.

Equal opportunities 
CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status (“Protected Characteristics”).

For further information about CMS’ diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.


How to apply

If you are interested please apply online. If you have any queries please contact Nick Hearn, Talent Acquisition Advisor, for more information.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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