Little London
18.00 - 19.00 To support our case work across EMO we have permanent paral
08 Mar 2021
18 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Part Time
To support our case work across EMO we have permanent paralegals embedded in Enforcement case teams, and a number of temporary paralegals to help respond to the peaks and troughs that come with investigation case work. Our paralegals play a critical role in robust document and evidence management, which protects the integrity of evidence gathered during the course of an investigation. They ensure we can expeditiously and effectively investigate cases, meet disclosure obligations and they ensure the admissibility of evidence in any subsequent proceedings.

What does this job involve?

The current positions are for temporary paralegals within the Wholesale Department of EMO. The role will involve working with Enforcement case teams in the effective delivery of enforcement cases and projects. Tasks will include (depending on skills, experience and the nature of the case):
  • Assisting investigation teams in ensuring that case files and records are accurately and efficiently maintained, including document scheduling, archiving and retrieval and the appropriate use of EMO document management procedures
  • Undertaking proof reading and review of documents.
  • Carrying out basic research on an ad hoc basis and as requested by the team.
  • Assisting investigation teams with maintaining project management records and tasks.
  • Drafting straightforward documents (including correspondence, memoranda, reports and minutes of internal and external meetings).
  • Assisting investigation teams to review evidence, document analysis and initial classification of documents for relevance and disclosure purposes.
  • Preparation of disclosure bundles involving timely and accurate complex document preparation including photocopying, collation, pagination, labelling and listing.
  • Assisting investigation teams with general administrative tasks relating to investigations.
  • Attend and contribute to knowledge sharing events and identify opportunities for knowledge sharing

  • Evidence of Legal training (for example Law at A level or degree level) or experience of working in a law firm.

  • Ability to analyse complex evidence and apply a description accurately reflecting the contents in a comprehensive and concise manner.
  • Some knowledge of the context of regulatory and/or investigatory work
  • Previous experience with the use of case management systems and evidence review platforms
  • Diligent attention to detail and ability to maintain standards and focus on overall objective across multiple investigations.
  • Ability to use document management databases and electronic filing systems accurately
  • Ability to perform basic research and organise information in a comprehensive manner
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, whilst maintaining accuracy.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise workload
  • Experience of working on own initiative including prioritising, foreseeing issues and working under pressure to tight deadlines whilst maintaining accuracy
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team.
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on new tasks and responsibilities and to adapt to change.
  • Ability to perform basic research and organise information in a comprehensive manner.

  • Experience of formatting/checking legal documents, as the role will involve checking draft FCA rules.

The FCA is creating a fair and more resilient financial system. We're establishing more transparent relationships between financial services and their customers, building trust in financial markets and protecting vulnerable consumers.

Enforcement & Market Oversight (EMO) is responsible for the FCA’s responsibilities for market monitoring, delivery of the functions of the UK Listing Authority (UKLA) and the investigation and prosecution of misconduct pursuing and remedying misconduct using the whole spectrum of criminal, civil and administrative sanctions and remedies against firms and individuals.