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Job Title Lawyer or Barrister (Science Team)
Opening Date 21-Mar-2021
Closing Date 25-Sep-2021
Description

The firm

Morgan Sports Law was founded in July 2013 as a specialist sports dispute resolution firm.

We currently have an opportunity for a lawyer or barrister to join our team.

The work

Most of the firm's work is heard before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and other sports disciplinary tribunals around the world. In addition to its team of solicitors, the firm has two in-house barristers.

Amongst its range of services, the firm represents athletes who are facing anti-doping charges, the defence of which increasingly entails complex scientific issues. In response to those issues, the firm has assembled a specialist Science Unit, comprising lawyers with scientific backgrounds and non-lawyer scientists. The firm is recruiting for a barrister to work (primarily) within the Science Unit (and, depending on experience, to assist with the management of the Science Unit).

By way of example, the successful candidate will, as part of the Science Unit:

  • Be heavily involved in investigations (where relevant) as to the source of any prohibited substance detected in a client's sample.
  • Liaise with external scientific experts.
  • Liaise with clients as to the legal and scientific issues relevant to their case.
  • Draft written submissions and prepare associated evidence.
  • Appear at hearings to provide oral advocacy.
  • Liaise with other departments of the firm (for example, the equestrian services team, which relies on the Science Unit in respect of its equine anti-doping cases).

Your qualifications and attributes

You will be a qualified lawyer or a barrister, with an excellent academic background and legal training. You will also have:

  • Academic qualification/s (at least to degree level) in science/maths, and/or practising experience in a science-heavy sector (e.g. life sciences).
  • A strong desire to focus on sports disputes.
  • Very strong written and oral advocacy skills.
  • A willingness to work as part of, and assist in the management of, a small team (i.e. the Science Unit).
  • The right to live and work in the UK and/or Switzerland.

Terms

Remuneration is competitive and will depend on experience. A portion will be based on merit/performance.

The role would be based primarily in London/Surrey, although the firm has in place flexible working arrangements.

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