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Regulatory Solicitor - In House

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Our client is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Regulatory Solicitor to join their dynamic team. This role offers an exciting opportunity to work in a global law firm to solely support a market leader in the Utilities industry. The successful candidate will be part of a team that values purpose and inclusivity. The role provide the chance to advise on key regulatory matters in the Utilities space.

What you'll do:

As a Regulatory Solicitor, you will play a crucial role in managing regulatory matters related to water industry. You will liaise with experts across various fields such as environmental permitting, planning, property, competition law etc..

Your responsibilities will also include managing your own caseload while supporting other team members/ You will be expected to take instructions from the client, provide clear legal advice both written and verbal, attend meetings as a legal advisor and identify ways to add value within the organisation.

  • Act as subject matter expert for regulatory matters relating to water and waste, water fittings, water resources, street works, charges schemes and drought.
  • Liaise with subject matter experts on environmental permitting, environmental protection, planning, property, competition law, construction, procurement and commercial
  • Manage your own caseload and report to the Head of Legal Service Delivery on the progress of cases being handled by the team
  • Support other team members with their caseload where required
  • Identify ways to add value and improve internal efficiencies, including process improvements
  • Comply with all service level agreements (SLAs) and KPIs, including accurately recording time and meeting reporting obligations

What you bring:

The ideal candidate for the Regulatory Solicitor role will be a qualified solicitor with at least 7 years of post-qualification experience in a regulated sector. You will have detailed knowledge of legislation governing the operational running of a regulated utility company and experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating key legal documents. Your ability to work independently and manage a small team effectively will be crucial in this role. Strong interpersonal skills and a highly team-oriented approach are also essential.

  • Qualified solicitor with at least 7 years’ post-qualification experience (PQE) of working within a regulated sector
  • Detailed knowledge of legislation governing operational running of a regulated utility company for example Water Industry Act 1991.
  • Ability to work independently and manage a small team effectively
  • Strong interpersonal skills and highly team-oriented approach
  • Experience of working in an in-house environment would be beneficial

What's next: Ready to take the next step in your career? Apply now! Or get in touch with the exclusively instructed agent on Nisha.Jassi@robertwalters.com

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Legal

Focus: In-house & Generalist

Industry: Legal

Salary: £70,000 - £90,000 per annum

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Mid Management

Language: English - Professional Working

Location: Reading

Job Reference: YXW9C2-33CB6E47

Date posted: 31 May 2024

Consultant: Nisha Jassi

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