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Rise in Demand for Legal Professionals in Banking, Funds and Financial Services

Published on: 22 Jan 2020

banking and finance

Are you looking for a new legal job opportunity in Banking, Funds or Financial Services?


Recent data collated by the TotallyLegal team has shown an increase in recruiter and employer demand for Lawyers, Paralegals and other legal professionals in the banking and finance sphere.

Last month, the volume of searches for ‘Banking’ professionals on the CV database increased by 75% month-on-month and 695% year-on-year. Meanwhile, searches for ‘Financial Services’ increased by 93% monthly and 200% annually, in addition to searches for ‘Funds’, which rose by 67% month-on-month and 141% year-on-year.


If you’ve been considering moving into a new role, now could be an ideal time to apply whilst employer demand is high.  

Browse TotallyLegal to discover the latest job vacancies in Banking, Financial Services and Funds.


Need inspiration? We’ve listed some new and exciting opportunities below to kickstart your job search:


Senior Legal Counsel | Niche Investment Bank | City of London

A highly reputable boutique investment bank requires a Senior Legal Counsel to take on a key role within their small legal team. This is a highly varied role which will include advising on regulatory matters and commercial contracts as well as other sales & trading elements. Ideally, you will have 8+ years’ PQE and a strong understanding of the financial services sector. In exchange for your efforts, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary package.


Paralegal – Structured Products | Global Investment Bank | 6-12-month contract

A global investment bank is looking for a Structured Products Paralegal to join their London team for a 6 to 12-month contract. This Paralegal role will focus on supporting with a project concerning the automation of structured products. Familiarity with payouts and offering documents is highly desirable. A competitive day rate is on offer to the successful candidate.


Corporate Solicitor | Largest Investment Funds team in Jersey | Relocation Package

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Corporate Solicitor to join an expanding offshore law firm in Jersey. In this role, you will be assisting partners with their work and managing significant projects for their vast client base. There is a competitive low tax salary, bonus and relocation package on offer. This represents a good long term move or an excellent stepping stone into a prestigious City firm.