Legal Counsel

England, Hampshire, Southampton
02 Mar 2023
31 Mar 2023
Job Title
In House Counsel
Contract Type
Full Time
Reputable Financial Services Business in Hampshire looking for Commercial Lawyer (Hybrid Working).

Your new company

My Client is a reputable financial services business in Hampshire.

Your new role

  • Whilst the successful candidate needs to be able to support any area covered by the Legal function, the day to day focus of the role will be on supporting with general commercial contracts.
  • Support with general supplier contracts including IT contracts. Ensuring an excellent working relationship is maintained with the Third Party Risk Management team so as to encourage open dialogue, early engagement and to enable contracts to be dealt with in a timely and cost efficient manner.
  • Support with the key contractual documents in place with financial advisers including membership agreements and loan agreements.
  • Support the Deputy Head of Legal with corporate transactions, such as acquisitions and disposals, as required.
  • Support the Head of Legal with complaints and disputes as required.
  • Provide a professional and best practice service on all legal matters which impact the business.
  • Minimise exposure to litigation, risk and associated costs.
  • Source and manage cost effective external legal advice where required to protect business interests.
  • Maintain value added and cost effective relationships with external lawyers and determine when to seek external legal services to protect business interests.
  • Provide specialist advice and guidance on relevant legislative developments.
  • Ensure working relationships are established with the Risk, Compliance and Company Secretariat teams to ensure that legal risks are accurately assessed, managed and minimised.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Qualified Solicitor in England& Wales with at least 1 year PQE
  • Solid Commercial Contracts experience including procurement, supply contracts, distribution agreement, etc.
  • Candidate has financial services industry background will be highly preferred but not essential
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills, persuasive and can build up strategic partnership with key stakeholders
  • Confident to work and present at the board level

What you'll get in return

Excellent company culture and stable business, competitive benefits including 10% pension and 10-20% bonus, need to be in the office at least 2 days a week.

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