Job Title: Legal Counsel Location: Leeds Basic Salary: Up to £65k + Package Working Pattern: Currently fully remote. Office presence will be required post-Covid so an ability to work from Leeds is important
Douglas Scott are working with an exciting financial services organisation, on the search for a new Legal Counsel to join their small but growing in-house legal team.
Reporting into the Chief Legal Officer, the role will provide the opportunity for an ambitious solicitor to get large scale exposure to an excellent mix of in-house legal matters, dealing with a range of commercial and corporate matters as the business grows.
The ideal candidate will be likely be responsible for the following (but not limited to):
• Drafting and negotiating and wide array of commercial agreements for various business activities • Supporting on Corporate projects for the business • As an acquisitive business, you'll get plenty of exposure to FS transactions. • Keeping abreast of relevant regulatory law and ensuring the business is compliant across these (e.g. GDPR, Modern Slavery Act, Financial Services regs etc…) • Assisting with a variety of other legal matters such as contentious work, dispute avoidance/resolution.
The ideal candidate will be:
• A UK Qualified Solicitor (Realistically 2 PQE upwards but this range is intended purely as a guide and candidates with less or more PQE will be considered) • More experienced applicants who are looking a part time role will also be considered. • Ideally you'll be a Commercial Solicitor, either from private practice or in-house but applications from Corporate solicitors & Banking/FS solicitors will be considered. • Comfortable in a small legal team, working closely with a very experienced lawyer to provide support and guidance but assured when picking up their own workload and leading on it.
If this role sounds of interest, please apply by sending over an updated CV and I'll be in touch to discuss further.
Tom joined Douglas Scott in 2017 as part of the In-house team. He works with a range of top businesses across various sectors of the In-house market to place legal professionals, from paralegal through to General Counsel. Prior to Douglas Scott, Tom worked for 2 and a half years for a Financial Services sector based recruitment agency. During this period he specialised in the placement of interim risk and compliance contractors. Tom has a degree in Sports Injury Rehabilitation.
"Tom provided an exceptional service. He was very quick to respond to my queries and talked extensively about the role, so I felt prepared going into the interview. I will definitely recommend Douglas Scott in the future."
In-house Legal Counsel | Manchester
Area of Law:
Financial Services Regulation, Company Commercial Law, Commercial Contracts