Litigation Director

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
£91,754 - £105,000 pa
19 Oct 2021
15 Nov 2021
Full Time
Experience Level
Senior Level

Litigation Director

Salary: £91,754 - £105,000 pa

Location: London

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full / Part time / Flexible

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is seeking two highly experienced Litigation Directors to lead and manage its litigation work. Our Litigation Group plays a central and increasingly important role in delivering successful outcomes across the CMA’s work – for example by defending our competition decisions on appeal, litigating to enforce consumer protection law, obtaining warrants to support our investigations and obtaining director disqualification orders. The volume and profile of the litigation we undertake has increased substantially in recent years and is expected to grow further in light of the expansion of our case work following EU Exit and the addition of new CMA functions. 

The Litigation Group acts for the CMA in all its civil litigation in the Competition Appeal Tribunal, High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and various other courts and tribunals.   Recent examples of our high-profile litigation include litigation in the Facebook/Giphy merger, the Tribunal decision in the Sabre/Farelogix merger, the McCann cartel litigation as well as Care UK in the Chancer division and our first contested disqualification proceedings.

As a senior member of the CMA’s Legal Service, you will manage litigation case teams and lead the conduct of proceedings in all our civil litigation, working collaboratively with relevant project teams as well as external counsel. You will also have a wider role in helping decision makers across the CMA to identify and manage litigation risk in their investigations and decision making, working closely with other colleagues in the CMA’s Legal Service. The role will involve high level engagement throughout the CMA and externally.  The Litigation Directors have joint responsibility for leadership and management of the CMA’s Litigation Group, reporting directly to the General Counsel, but also form part of the wider leadership and management team for the CMA’s Legal Service. 

You will need extensive experience in the Competition Appeal Tribunal and/or High Court or their equivalent, a track record of effective leadership and strong team working skills, combined with strong communication skills, and a proven capacity for strategic thinking. Significant experience of leading competition and/or consumer litigation is highly desirable.

All CMA staff enjoy generous benefits, including an excellent pension scheme, 25 days annual leave (increasing to 30 days over five years), favourable consideration of flexible working, generous maternity / paternity provision.   You can also take advantage of interest-free season ticket loans, a cycle to work scheme and our employee assistance programme.  

Further information 

To find out more about working for the CMA and how to apply, please click the ‘Apply’ button below. 

Your application must include a CV upload, and a statement of suitability setting out why you are applying for the position, and how your knowledge, skills, experience and personal qualities meet the essential criteria as set out in the person specification.  

The closing date for applications is 11:59pm on Monday 15 November 2021.

Interviews will take place from 9 – 16 December 2021.

The CMA is an accredited Disability Confident Employer and are Stonewall Diversity Champions. As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds and recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles. 


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