Competition Service/Competition Appeal Tribunal

Apply before 11:55 pm on Friday 16th September 2022



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City of London, London (region), EC4Y 8AP


The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) is a world class professional, specialist judicial body whose principal statutory functions are to hear appeals in respect of decisions made by competition and regulatory authorities and claims for damages (to recover losses caused by infringements of competition law) brought by individual / groups of claimants.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop real experience at the cutting edge of both substantive competition law and legal procedure. The work of the Tribunal covers every aspect of competition litigation, including appeals against infringement decisions, judicial reviews of merger and market investigations and private litigation (including collective actions and fast track procedures).

Job description

You will be working directly for the President, Chairmen and Registrar of the Tribunal, the post encompasses a case handling role central to the work of the Tribunal.

Key Accountabilities include:
- Liaising with parties and Tribunal members in the
conduct of cases before the Tribunal
- Attending hearings and assist on issues as required
- Researching case law and producing written analyses
- Preparing drafts of orders, judgments and written
- Assisting in relation to outside speaking


The successful candidate will be an experienced lawyer and a team player, capable of handling procedural matters and analysing issues of law and fact raised in the submissions of parties.

Essential Criteria:
- Legal skills to a high standard and incisive intellect with keen powers of analysis
- Capable of handling issues of law and fact raised in
the submissions of parties
- Sophisticated drafting skills
- Clear understanding of litigation procedures
- Excellent case handling skills
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Be a strong team player

Please refer to the 'Candidate Pack' linked below for the full details.
  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • A Civil Service pension
  • 30 days Annual Leave
  • A friendly and team orientated office environment
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

To apply for this post, please submit the following documents to

  • A CV
  • A Personal Statement (max 1000 words)
  • An Application Form (found via the link below)
  • An Equality and Diversity Form (found via the link below)

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
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Contact point for applicants

Job contact :

  • Name : Jayda Hart
  • Email :
  • Telephone : 02079797979

Recruitment team :

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