We are seeking to recruit a Managing Associate or Legal Director for our award-winning Competition team, which forms an integral part of our broader Commercial Services Group. Depending on your previous experience and interests, you will also support with wider regulatory, dispute resolution, or commercial matters, requiring competition law expertise, as part of a varied multi-disciplinary practice.

This is a full time, permanent role, ideally based in Bristol or London, offered on a hybrid working basis.

Your Role 

As a Managing Associate or Legal Director in our Competition team, you can expect to be involved in and lead (with supervision) on:

  • advising clients on a wide range of antitrust matters, from merger control work to (market and targeted) investigations as well as behavioural advice, compliance training and associated support;
  • undertaking National Security and Investment Act analyses and notifications;
  • advising on subsidy control and associated policy; 
  • providing insightful commercial/regulatory advice in a practice tailored to your existing experience and with opportunities to further develop;
  • seeking and building new work opportunities and reinforcing existing client relationships through a strong commitment to targeted marketing, business development and client care initiatives; 
  • depending on your experience and aspirations, on competition litigation and appeal work;
  • knowledge-sharing and working as part of a cross-office collegiate team, including assisting with the supervision of more junior lawyers; significant tasks and projects and have the opportuning to lead and manage others in the team, whether directly or on a matrix basis and
  • be an active, senior member of the team at TLT, with the commitment to developing the firm’s offering locally and nationally.

Your Skills and Experience 

  • A Qualified Solicitor (SRA or Registered Foreign Lawyer or equivalent) with circa 6-12PQE (albeit applications that exceed this PQE bracket are welcome)
  • Good level of experience across two or more areas of the antitrust spectrum covering; merger control, competition investigations, compliance programs, behavioural advice, National Security and Investment Act analyses and notifications, compliance programmes and training, with proven expertise in at least one area. Ideally the successful candidate will also have experience in competition litigation and subsidy control.
  • Broader commercial and/or regulatory experience (including for example consumer protection investigations), or a willingness to multi-skill, would be valuable, as would experience of working for clients in the retail & consumer goods, financial services, digital, future energy, leisure, real estate, and government sectors. 
  • Have a proven track record in business development: creating, nurturing, and sustaining strong client relationships
  • Experience of supervising and/or managing a small team (including matrix management).
  • Demonstrate first class communication skills with the ability and confidence to engage with clients and colleagues at all levels.
  • Ability to confidently provide strategic advice to a variety of TLT clients.

Your Team 

Our Competition team advises FTSE 100 and 250 clients as well as Government departments. We were named The Lawyer’s ‘Competition Team of the Year’ at its 2023 awards, as well as being highly commended at the FT’s Innovative Lawyers Awards Europe 2023 for Disputes. Our team have also recently been nominated for the “Most Innovative Use of Technology” at The Lawyer Awards 2024. We are one of the few firms to truly offer a UK wide commercial service.  

We have an excellent national and international practice undertaking the highest quality competition, regulatory and commercial work for many of the UK's leading businesses across our key focus sectors, plus government departments. Our competition expertise complements our full service commercial offering, which ranges from corporate transactions to dispute resolution, and captures a wide range of commercial and regulatory matters including collaboration agreements and commercial joint ventures, data protection and privacy, consumer protection regulation and investigations, export controls and sanctions, franchising and international development, public procurement, technology procurement, licensing, development, sponsorships and promotions, and supply, distribution and agency agreements. 

About TLT

Fast paced, fast growing and forward thinking, TLT is the law firm that helps clients stay one step ahead, and we do the same for our people.

We work with high profile clients in innovative sectors. With local, national and international reach, we have over 1,400 people in offices across the UK and a network of partner firms across Europe, India and the US. TLT has been named Law Firm of the Year at the Legal Business Awards 2023. This marks the third year in a row TLT has presented with this accolade in industry awards – having previously been named Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyer Awards in 2021 and the British Legal Awards in 2022.   

Our purpose is to protect, prepare and progress our clients for what comes next and it’s essential that we do the same for our people, our planet, and our communities too. In our open and collaborative culture, we encourage everyone to be their whole self, to have a voice and to contribute.

Our Benefits

We value our employees highly and we want you to feel valued. You’ll receive a competitive salary with an annual pay review and you will be eligible for our bonus scheme. You will also have access to an extensive range of benefits via our flexible benefits scheme including 30 days holiday and private medical insurance. 

At TLT we have a progressive fully flexible working approach. We empower our people to work in a place and at a time that meets their needs, those of their clients and of the wider team and firm. Part of this agile approach is a focus on hybrid working and supporting the work/life balance of our people. We’re happy to talk about how flexible working can work for you and this role. 


TLT is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment and encourages applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any of the characteristics protected by the laws in the locations in which we operate.  

We welcome applications from people with disabilities and are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, where necessary, to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, require any reasonable adjustments or an application to Access to work please contact the recruitment team on HR-Recruitment@TLTsolicitors.com  

Legal careers
Bristol, London
Market Rate, Competitive
Closing Date
Wednesday 31 July 2024
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