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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Job Posting for OFT: Assistant Legal Directors – Competition Law and Policy

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

Assistant Legal Directors – Competition Law and Policy

Salary : £61,500 (total salary package including lawyer premium)

The Office of Fair Trading is the UK's consumer and competition authority, with a mission to make markets work well for consumers. Each year we deliver substantial benefits to consumers, businesses and the wider UK economy. We are an ambitious world-class organisation, intent on using our competition and consumer tools to ensure businesses operate in a fair and competitive way. We are looking for talented high performers for the General Counsel's Office and Competition Policy team to take responsibility for leading legal or competition policy work on investigations, projects and studies, focusing on some of the most significant, novel and technically complex competition law issues. As one of our senior lawyers you'll advise on legal and policy aspects of high-profile competition law cases, litigation and projects and on public law. A solicitor or barrister qualified to practise in England and Wales, you will have an excellent working knowledge of competition law and preferably public law, including human rights issues and judicial review claims. You'll also need to demonstrate high academic ability together with strong oral and written presentation skills. You will be a strategic thinker and a highly analytical individual who can develop innovative solutions, equipped with strong project and people management skills.

For more information on this role, please refer to the full job description and person specification (pdf 178kb).

How to apply

To apply please send a CV and covering letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the role to Please quote reference number OFT920 stating where you saw the role advertised. Also, please complete and submit a diversity monitoring form (Word 147kb).

Closing date: 19 October 2011 The Office of Fair Trading is an equal opportunities employer.

Contact details: email:

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