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)
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.
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.