Member - ICAEW Business Law Committee

Job Title: Member - ICAEW Business Law Committee
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Salary: Unremunerated. Expenses reimbursed.
Reference: BLC-2020
Contact Name: Jackline Ryland
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 07, 2020 14:38

Job Description

The ICAEW Business Law Committee (BLC ) is responsible for reviewing and commenting on significant proposed or existing UK, EU and International legislation, regulation or codes of practice affecting the scope or performance of members’ professional work. This covers a very wide range of issues from legal services regulation to data protection, whistleblowing, gender equality, modern slavery and business regulation to name but a few. Committee members attend meetings, discuss, draft and approve representations to third parties (usually the Government), help to produce thought leadership and new guidance for members as well as advise the Business Law Department staff on any issues affecting the ICAEW community that require action by the BLC or ICAEW as a whole. 

As much of the BLC’s work is in response to government and other external bodies’ initiatives and consultations, members can gain a closer understanding of how government works as well as the chance to be involved in and influence decision and law making. The committee's work frequently helps ICAEW to fulfil its ‘Public interest’ remit. It is also a chance to ensure that ICAEW fully represents and understands the views of and responds to the concerns of its members.

The committee is looking to appoint upto four new members to join the committee in June 2020. Members must be individuals who can use their accountancy experience to assess the impact on the profession and members (in business and in practice) of any proposals or initiatives discussed by the committee.  The committee specifically welcomes applications from members in business (any sector/size) and/or Members in practice (medium/Tier 2 practice) with Trust experience. 

The committee meets three times a year for half day meetings in London, plus a strategy day. Ocassionally, members may be required to participate in out of meeting decisons by email. Successful candidates will be appointed for a first term of two years with effect from 2 June 2020. 

Closing date for applications is 31 January 2020.