Senior Legal Counsel
Your new company
This well-known brand has a rare opportunity for a Senior Legal Counsel with commercial and insurance experience to join their team; this is an ideal role if you are looking for a company with a real commitment to customer satisfaction. The role will be based in their Swindon office 2-3 days per week or when required, with the option to work from home for the rest of the week, so someone who is located in the Swindon area or commutable to, would be ideal. Four days per week is an option for the right candidate.
Your new role
As Senior Legal Counsel you will be providing a full range of legal advice to the business. Duties will include providing legal advice and drafting distribution deals with Intermediaries and MGAs (TOBAs, DAAs, Co-insurance arrangements, Partnerships and MGA arrangements) and providing a full range of routine legal advice on existing and new commercial arrangements and distribution deals, including where relevant, competition law, data protection, IP and general commercial contract advice. You will liaise with stakeholders at all levels within the organisation up to Board level and must be able to handle a busy caseload, proactively detecting and resolving material legal and regulatory issues. You will enjoy getting involved in projects from time to time and will manage a busy, fast paced workload which includes a diverse set of products and stakeholders at all levels within the organisation up to Board level.
What you'll need to succeed
You will be a qualified lawyer in England and Wales, ideally with a minimum of 7 years PQE, with at least 4 of these years in a non-contentious commercial role. It is expected that you will have in-house experience in a financial services environment, ideally with an Insurer or Insurance Intermediary (GI or Life) and knowledge of the regulatory landscape in which Insurers operate. Experience or exposure to Competition law, data protection experience and Intellectual property experience, as well as experience in insurance distribution work would be desirable but not essential. You will be a real team player and will be able to manage relationships at all levels of the business. You should be proactive and passionate about your work and not be afraid to voice your opinions and help bring about change.
What's in it for you
This is a great opportunity if you are looking for the next step up in your career. Our client offer an excellent benefits package, including annual bonuses and a car allowance, and are committed to continuous improvement; they will offer you access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. This is an opportunity with a first-class company offering flexible working and a high-quality collaborative team environment.
For further information please contact Harriet Chapman at Hays Legal.
What you need to do now
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