Sole Legal Counsel – Financial Services – 2+ PQE

Location
London (Central)
Salary
Market
Posted
11 Jan 2017
Closes
17 Jan 2017
Ref
NS 23900
Job Title
Lawyer
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7, NQ
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

A Sole Legal Counsel position has arisen at a growing financial institution based in central London. The appointee will sit alongside the senior executives within the company in a collegiate and friendly environment. This opportunity will be attractive to those seeking to take on responsibility and autonomy within a business orientated environment.

The successful candidate will have two years or more post qualification experience, and will have gained some experience in an in-house environment. The ability to draft, review, negotiate and conclude contracts is imperative. Experience working in an FCA regulated business or as a commercial lawyer within the financial services industry is advantageous.  The role will be a broad one (as sole legal counsel) and therefore, a willingness to “up-skill” and diversify will be required. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Providing advice on FCA Rules and Regulations to the business;
  • Assisting with the development of relevant products;
  • Drafting applicable policies;
  • Assisting the Compliance Officer and providing general legal support across all areas of the business when necessary.