In House Legal Counsel

Excellent package
19 Sep 2016
19 Oct 2016
Marian Lloyd-Jones
Practice Area
Experience / PQE
PQE 3 - 6 years, PQE 6 - 10 years
Contract Type


A major international financial services company


A Legal Counsel with 5pqe + is urgently sought to join a well-established Legal Team on a 12 month contract basis.

The role is based in the Home Counties but there is also flexibility to allow the candidate to work in the company's City of London offices for part of the working work.

The role is for a commercial lawyer to support the UK business and to prepare and negotiate contract terms with vendors and customers, third party sales agents.

You will also be involved in liaising with the company's law firms and providing legal support for product development - including end to end process from product creation to marketing, servicing and fulfilment across all distribution channels.

Working with senior management and professional staff in multiple markets in the EU and North
America you will:

Liaise and coordinate activities with legal professionals in other markets where appropriate.

Draft, review, and revise a variety of instruments involving the company's interests or the interests of its customers.

Ensure that all company policies and procedures comply with legal and regulatory requirements.

Negotiate commercial agreements with customers, service providers and other financial institutions.

Draft service agreements and technical SLAs to support business operations in England and Wales.

Review and support technical changes to systems and review functional requirements documents to ensure that proposed technical changes comply with legal requirements.


Able to demonstrate a solid track record, excellent technical and negotiation skills.

Some experience of working in the retail financial services and payment sector would be desirable but not essential

With at least 5pqe and qualified in England and Wales you will have strong commercial contracts experience, ideally gained in house.

Able to commence the new role in early October 2016.

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. We aim to respond to all applications within two working days. If we have not contacted you within this time frame your application has been unsuccessful and your details have not been retained. Please apply for any other positions that you may see in the future. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfill this kind of work.