Lead Lawyer

Canary Wharf, London
£67,500 per annum plus benefits
15 Mar 2019
14 Apr 2019
Full Time
4-6 Years
Experience Level
Mid Level

Lead Lawyer
£67,500 per annum plus benefits
Canary Wharf, London

Are you an experienced Lawyer looking for a new challenge?
Would you like to use your knowledge, skills and experience to really make a difference to people’s lives?

If so, then working as a Lead Lawyer with The Pensions Ombudsman may be just right for you! Enjoy a rewarding role as part of a growing and busy team, based in new offices in Canary Wharf.

The Pensions Ombudsman is a free, independent organisation set up to help people that have any complaints/issues about workplace pensions. We look at the facts without taking sides. We aim to constantly support one another to provide the best service we can for the people who need us most. 

Your new role

You will be one of two Lead Lawyers, who will be a part of the in-house Legal Team that acts as primary legal advisers to all staff including the Deputy Pensions Ombudsman and the Executive Board.  

You will be responsible for reviewing and supervising difficult cases, raising complex issues and ensuring processes are followed and decisions are reached based on sound legal analysis. The main thrust of your role will be to be involved in policy issues such as driving forward legislative changes for The Pensions Ombudsman and liaising on a variety of matters with stakeholder and government departments. 

You will support The Pensions Ombudsman in following through any legal consequences of Determinations that are appealed; and act as a sounding board for colleagues, assisting them to identify, monitor and mitigate risks. You will have some management oversight.

The Lead Lawyer roles are responsible for a wide range of duties and responsibilities. You will need to work closely together to cover the full spectrum of the role ensuring that you are always both fully up to date on all aspects of the work.
About you

You will be qualified as a solicitor or barrister with at least four years’ post qualification in one of the following areas: pensions, litigation, disputes resolution, regulatory law (preferably financial services regulation) or public law.    

Although you will not be involved in directly managing the Lawyers, you should have management experience and will be involved in mentoring and coaching them to develop and increase their skill set.
You will need first-class interpersonal, customer service and communication skills, both in writing and on the telephone and be able to interpret law and translate it across in a way that is practical and jargon free. You will also have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and possess the ability to give presentations when necessary.

For the right person the rewards include a competitive salary plus a range of worthwhile benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and 2½ privilege days.
  • Flexi time – we offer flexible working hours. 
  • The opportunity to work from home for a part of each week. 
  • Opportunities to develop your skills and career.
  • An excellent working environment – great office and great facilities.

To find out more about this role and to access an application pack, please click on the Apply link now!

Closing date: 14th April 2019
Interview date: to be advised.

If you have any questions, or would like an informal conversation about the role, please contact us on 020 3959 1598.

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