Legal Consultant - Regulatory

Simmons & Simmons Adaptive
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
03 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017

Job Title -    Legal Consultant - Regulatory - Simmons & Simmons Adaptive
Department -    Financial Markets  
Role -    Consultant  
Job Location -    London    

Simmons & Simmons Adaptive:

Clients today need flexible resourcing solutions to meet the changing demands of the marketplace. Simmons & Simmons has always been willing to adapt and embrace new forms of service delivery to meet changing client demands.

With the ability to balance autonomy with quality legal assignments, Simmons & Simmons Adaptive provides an alternate legal career for motivated lawyers interested in working differently. Consultants who work with us through this platform are valued, supported and integrated into the firm’s business culture.

As a consultant working with us, you will benefit from:

  • Support from a sponsoring partner and the client team throughout your assignment
  • Access to our briefings, bulletins and knowhow via online portals
  • Access to training events and legal updates that will help you to refine your skills.


The Role:

We currently have a number of assignments seeking experienced lawyers with expertise in FS regulation and reform.

The Financial Institutions sector is the largest sector of the firm and the work we do for clients in this area is at the core of our business. We are recognised for our track record of innovation and the adoption of new technologies to continually improve the way we deliver our services. Our clients choose us to help them navigate the ever changing legal and regulatory landscape.

Our contract roles demand the same highly skilled lawyers as our permanent roles so we would expect you to have strong academics, excellent interpersonal skills and be client-focused.


Person Specification:

  • At least two years’ post qualification experience and training from a top tier law firm or from a recognised financial institution
  • Experience of financial services as well as applicable UK/EU regulations
  • FS regulatory reform experience e.g. EMIR/MiFIDII and BREXIT
  • Motivated and self-starting – the ability to work autonomously
  • Quick thinking and detail driven
  • Pro-active and process driven


Equal Opportunities:

Simmons & Simmons is committed both to promoting equality and diversity in the firm and to Equal Opportunities in employment. The firm believes in equality of opportunity regardless of race or racial group (including colour, nationality, ethnicity, national origins), religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender re-assignment and gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy, maternity and paternity. This also includes any incidents of perceptive or associative discrimination and harassment.

At Simmons & Simmons we seek to attract and retain talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, to create an exciting and rewarding place to work. The firm is supportive of flexible working arrangements wherever possible. Our aim is to fulfil everyone’s potential and together to achieve personal and business goals.


Background Screening Process:

All Simmons & Simmons Adaptive consultants will be required to go through the firm’s background screening process which will include a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) certificate. The firm undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a DBS certificate on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. The firm’s policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders is available on request.

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