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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​J3099 - Our client is seeking an In-House Lawyer to work as part of a small team, assisting the Head of Legal. You will have responsibility for legal risk management; lead role on transaction and contract management; dispute resolution; delivering legal awareness training; robust legal file governance; providing general legal and regulatory advice to Senior Management and other staff; and escalation of issues to Head of Legal and Senior Management. You must be a qualified solicitor or barrister in England with a minimum of 5 years PQE, evidenced with a current Solicitor’s practicing certificate or equivalent, although all candidates with validated experience are encouraged to apply.

Salary: Excellent salary, bonus and benefits. Location: UK, Greater London / South East England (Hybrid)

  

Job Reference: J3099
Contract Type: Permanent
Function: Legal / Compliance,
Remote Working: Hybrid
Consultant: Jane Theobald
Contact phone: +442037407222
Job Description :

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​J3099 - Our client is seeking an In-House Lawyer to work as part of a small team, assisting the Head of Legal. You will have responsibility for legal risk management; lead role on transaction and contract management; dispute resolution; delivering legal awareness training; robust legal file governance; providing general legal and regulatory advice to Senior Management and other staff; and escalation of issues to Head of Legal and Senior Management. You must be a qualified solicitor or barrister in England with a minimum of 5 years PQE, evidenced with a current Solicitor’s practicing certificate or equivalent, although all candidates with validated experience are encouraged to apply.

Salary: Excellent salary, bonus and benefits. Location: UK, Greater London / South East England (Hybrid)

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Review, draft and negotiate documentation for the business.

  • Proactively handle incoming queries from the business on legal and contract issues and disputes.

  • Provide transaction and deal support in conjunction with Risk/Credit and other business departments.

  • Instruct and supervise external counsel.

  • Act as the first point of contact on externally instructed files, taking account of budget requirements.

  • Advise senior management in relation to regulatory issues, queries and investigations.

  • Manage litigation/disputes/complaints against business.

  • Supporting Head of Legal Group reporting obligations and committees including legal risk reporting.

  • Lead role in European transactions and programmes for implementation in the UK.

  • Oversight and training of Paralegal.

  • Deputising for Head of Legal as required.

  • Adhering to policies, procedures, guidelines and the internal control framework.

  • Ensure that adequate controls are in place to minimise risk to business; and regularly review them to ensure they reflect business needs.

  • Other adhoc duties as may be required by the Head of Legal from time to time.

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

  • You must be a qualified solicitor or barrister in England with a minimum of 5 years PQE, evidenced with a current Solicitor’s practicing certificate or equivalent.

  • Candidates with validated experience are encouraged to apply.

  • You should have experience and knowledge of asset leasing or excellent knowledge of commercial and contract law with a law firm or in-house.

  • CCA and FSMA experience is desirable, but not essential.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to give advice and influence internal and external customers.

  • Capable of analysing problems rigorously and from all angles, showing sound practical judgement as well as academic ability.

  • Proven track record of drafting and negotiating commercial agreements.

  • Ability to provide sound practical commercial advice, underpinned by the law but avoiding complex legal jargon.

We strongly favour applicants with proven, relevant experience in Financial Services; particularly in Asset Finance and Leasing.

Applicants will only be considered with relevant in-country experience.

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