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Senior In-House Risk & Regulatory Lawyer - Elite Global Firm

Pembury Legal
England, London
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

Job Details

We are working with a leading international law firm, renowned for its commitment to innovation and excellence in the legal industry, to seek a Senior In-House Lawyer for its Regulation and Conduct team. Based in a major global office, this role offers a significant opportunity to influence the firm's regulatory and compliance strategies and contribute to its dynamic growth.

The successful candidate will serve as a trusted advisor, providing expert legal support and solutions on a range of regulatory, compliance, and professional conduct issues. This position requires a proactive individual who can effectively develop strategic projects and handle day-to-day queries from senior stakeholders, including the Board and its sub-committees.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Strategic Legal and Regulatory Advisory: Provide clear, proactive advice and creative solutions to stakeholders; serve as a trusted advisor on regulatory compliance, particularly concerning global policies, SRA Standards, business mobility, professional ethics, and AML requirements.
  • Leadership and Project Management: Lead and participate in multi-jurisdictional regulatory projects; advise the Board and Risk Committee on regulatory developments and strategic responses.
  • Communication and Investigation: Maintain and disseminate regulatory awareness among colleagues and stakeholders; conduct investigations related to professional conduct issues.
  • Policy Development and Team Collaboration: Engage in legal research, and draft, review, and amend compliance and ethics policies; work collaboratively across teams to ensure seamless service delivery.
  • Mentorship and Diversity Promotion: Supervise and mentor junior colleagues, empowering decision-making and ownership; actively promote an ethical, inclusive, and diverse working environment.

Key Requirements Include:

  • Professional Qualifications and Experience: Minimum of 5 years' PQE in regulatory law, and experience in multi-jurisdictional risk management and compliance within complex legal structures.
  • Technical Knowledge and Communication Skills: Strong understanding of legal and regulatory frameworks, particularly SRA requirements, combined with excellent analytical, research, presentation, and communication skills. Proven ability to influence stakeholders and serve as a trusted advisor.
  • Leadership and Strategic Execution: Demonstrated self-motivation with the ability to set and execute strategic directions, lead by example, and foster strong relationships across all levels of the organisation.
  • Creativity, Resilience, and Collaboration: Creative and resourceful in overcoming challenges, meeting tight deadlines while maintaining high quality, and adept at leading collaborative efforts and training initiatives both in-person and globally.

The firm is dedicated to offering challenges that foster growth and robust support to ensure success. It is committed to a community-oriented workplace where colleagues thrive, engaged in meaningful projects with global impacts.

This role is ideal for a self-motivated individual eager to lead, participate in strategic initiatives, and manage complex legal structures effectively. This is a great opportunity to join a firm that is a benchmark for legal excellence and innovation. If you are looking to significantly impact your professional career, we invite you to apply.


Pembury Legal is an international recruitment and strategy consultancy specialising in business services and legal support. Our key areas of expertise are Compliance, (law firm and in-house), Professional Support Lawyers, Human Resources and Business Development/Marketing.

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