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Legal Counsel - Financial Services

Hays Legal
£60000.0 - £65000.0 per annum + Up to £65k
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Experience Level
Mid Level, Senior Level
Full Time
Practice Areas
4-6 Years, 7+ Years

Job Details

Your new company
An exciting new job has arisen for a Senior Commercial lawyer to join my Financial Services client's impressive in-house legal function in Bristol. This wide-ranging role will form part of a wider team based in Bristol and a number of other offices across the UK and the role holder will lead on complex commercial matters providing quality and timely legal support and advice.

Your new role
You will lead on complex commercial supplier and customer strategic matters, providing quality and timely legal advice and legal support across Consumer Marketing, Products, Sales, Change, Customer Service and Digital.

You will enjoy a broad variety of work with a focus on commercial legal transactional and advisory work to senior stakeholders across their Products, Regulatory, Operational, Consumer Marketing, Sales, Customer Service and Digital teams.
You will be interacting closely with senior stakeholders to convey key issues succinctly and concisely.

What you'll need to succeed
Our client is looking for a UK qualified solicitor (or equivalent) with at least 4+ years PQE, with substantial experience, preferably in-house, or gained at a high quality national or international law firm in the financial services sector. You will be a first-class technical lawyer with extensive experience in commercial contracts, ideally with knowledge of financial service products and the regulatory framework financial services providers operate in. Payments and consumer credit experience would be a distinct benefit as well.

You will be comfortable influencing/delivering strategically important projects with the ability to work closely with internal stakeholders and will have excellent drafting, communication, stakeholder management, organisation, influencing and persuading skills. You should be experienced in detailed legal analysis and delivery of advice in the context of broader commercial strategy.

The ability to supervise more junior team members and/or overseeing and being responsible for the work of others is desirable.

What you'll get in return

This is a rare role within the Bristol market to join this household name with a competitive package of benefits and hybrid and flexible working arrangements available to all.

What you need to do now

If you are interested in applying for this position, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV or call us now. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new role, please contact Sheldon Carlisle in complete confidence at Hays.

We would expect a lawyer with the given PQE to have gained the level of experience required, but this does not preclude applications from those with more or less PQE.

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Hays Legal provides an integrated recruitment solution to the UK's Legal and Company Secretarial sectors. Working across a nationwide network of offices, we offer employers and jobseekers a highly specialised recruitment service for permanent and interim positions across all business sectors, skill sets and levels of seniority.

We have a proven track record spanning almost 20 years in all areas of Legal and Company Secretarial recruitment, from one-off contingency requirements through to large-scale recruitment campaigns and wider employee management solutions.

We offer confidential, expert advice on job opportunities, compensation, business plans and exit strategies pertinent to professionals considering a move. We have the ear of key decision makers across all our clients and we have been instrumental in introducing and placing hundreds of fee earners and company secretaries into a vast array of organisations. From blue chip corporates, national and international firms through to niche practices, we have deep knowledge of the legal company secretary market.

If an organisation has strategic growth plans or needs incisive market analysis, we are often consulted as a first point of contact.

Company info
020 3465 0139
107 Cheapside
United Kingdom

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