Legal Counsel

City of London
Competitive Salary and Flexible Benefits Package
04 Oct 2018
23 Oct 2018
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7
Contract Type
Full Time

Do you find it difficult to decipher whether or not the jobs listed above this one and below it are actually any good, and therefore worth your time making an application?  Is the “fantastic opportunity” with a “market-leading” company actually all that fantastic? (and how can there be so many market leaders?)

What makes this job attractive?

Whether or not a job is interesting is a completely subjective point.  So, rather than start with a bland description of the company and the role, here are the things that you’ll get if you’re successful with your application:

  • Positive working environment and the chance part of a team of people working towards a common goal at the cutting edge of the industry.
  • Good quality work across a diverse range of practice areas, including commercial contracts, IT/IP, litigation, HR, and regulatory compliance.
  • High calibre, supportive manager with a proven track record of developing junior lawyers and acting as a long-term mentor.
  • Professional development opportunities including daily seminars/talks in the on-site auditorium in the newly refurbished central London offices.
  • Opportunities to grow and develop your career as the business scales, including possible international opportunities
  • An employer that genuinely cares about the health and well-being of its employees and understands that life doesn’t stop at 9am and start again at 6pm.  Need to do the school run in the morning?  No problem.  Need to work remotely?  Fine.  Just feel like working from home for a couple of days?  Go right ahead.

If all of these things are important to you, then this is a very good job.  Seriously.

What do we need to see from you? 

  • A strong academic record.
  • Evidence that you’ve had rigorous training, ideally in a highly-regarded law firm.
  • 1-2 years' worth of directly relevant and transferable experience, either in the field of commercial contracts or in insurance/reinsurance.
  • Above all, a positive attitude and a willingness to get stuck in with a wide range of legal and commercial issues.  Although well-established and backed, this still feels like a start-up and you’ll need to be able to adapt quickly in an ever-changing environment.

What will I be paid?

Salary will depend upon experience but sits towards the upper end of "market rate" for 1-2 PQE.   In addition to a highly competitive salary, you’ll receive a discretionary annual bonus, flexible benefits package including pension, life assurance, medical insurance, gym membership, and the chance to buy additional holiday.