Legal Adviser FS (Interim)

London or Crawley
Competitive Salary
12 Oct 2016
11 Nov 2016
Experience / PQE
PQE 3 - 6 years
Contract Type
Contract, Full time

Role Summary

As a Legal Adviser in the Investment Solutions Division in our Commercial & Legal team:

  • You will support commercial contracts for varied sales opportunities. 
  • You will provide general legal support to the business as required. 
  • You will work within FCA regulated services environment, and will demonstrate in-depth competence in related legal issues, such as CASS, MIFID II, trust law etc.
  • Corporate Finance experience is a bonus but not a requirement, as this is a commercial role.

We are looking for a solicitor with 4+ years PQE or an ILEX member with demonstrable experience in the commercial contracts area, with a strong Financial Services focus. 

Core Duties/Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Review contractual terms and schedules, identify areas of risks and contractual mitigations, at all times pursuing Equiniti’s commercial objectives;
  • Produce contract drafts and markup of client terms and ensure these are legally correct, clear and concise;
  • Review contract schedules and ensure consistency with terms and conditions;
  • Negotiate contract terms with clients; lead on the resolution of key contract issues;
  • Assist with legal correspondence and manage claims.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following experience skills and behaviours:

  • Legal qualification is essential, with 4+ year PQE or equivalent.
  • Experience with commercial contracts within Financial Services environment.
  • Demonstrable competence in legal issues within Financial Services environment.
  • Preferred: experience in employee share plans, executive share plans, share registration, receiving agents agreement, IPOs, trusts, investments, business process outsourcing etc.
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Self-starter, capable of working on your own initiative and personally effective.

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