Sole Legal Counsel - Financial Services

Sole Legal Counsel - Financial Services

Job Title: Sole Legal Counsel - Financial Services
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: #18696_1559033963
Contact Name: Georgina Whicher
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 28, 2019 09:59

Job Description

A rare opportunity has arisen within a financial services institution to become their first Sole Legal Counsel.

Based in North East London, you will report to the Managing Director and oversee all legal aspects of the business. You will effectively manage legal conformity to minimise probability of exposure and provide the Senior Management Team with proactive legal advice on all relevant issues.

You will safeguard the company's reputation by working closely with the customer complaints team to draft and monitor responses. Where necessary, you will manage correspondence with the Financial Ombudsman Service. In addition, you will support HR on a range of employment matters.

To be considered, you will be an experienced lawyer with broad legal experience gained within financial services. You will have an excellent knowledge and understanding of dealing with customer complaints and the Financial Ombudsman Service as well as UK employment law.

Together with a competitive salary and package, you will have the opportunity to shape and define a legal function, manage a breadth of legal matters, work directly with the senior management team and enjoy a good work/life balance.

To apply for the role please email your CV to You will be provided with full details of the role following which we will request your consent for a formal application to be made on your behalf.