Legal Counsel

London, United Kingdom

Legal Counsel

London, United Kingdom

Join us as a Retail Investment Funds Managing Legal Counsel

  • This is an excellent opportunity to join us as a Managing Legal Counsel, where you’ll deliver the legal strategy and provide expert, accurate and cost-effective legal advice
  • Your role will sit within our Asset Management business area of the Wealth Businesses, so we’ll need you to have an understanding of associated legal issues
  • You’ll be recognised as an expert in your field, and be exposed to stakeholders across the bank and externally

What you'll do

We’re looking for an experienced Retail Investment Funds Managing to manage and coordinate the delivery of legal advice, supporting our our Asset Management business area of the Wealth Businesses . You’ll work closely with stakeholders and legal colleagues to ensure the timely, effective and efficient delivery of all issues, projects and initiatives, either directly or through a team.

Additionally, you’ll be:

  • Making sure that legal advice is readily understandable to non-lawyers, delivered within relevant timescales, and manages and minimises legal risks
  • Delivering continuous improvement in operating practices and processes, including identifying efficiencies, improvements and opportunities to reduce costs
  • Providing the communication of internal and external legal advice and helping to deliver transactions and projects to stakeholders in a commercial, user friendly and efficient manner
  • Managing legal costs through the use of e-billing, auctions and other cost tools and driving a culture of disciplined cost management and controls

The skills you'll need

We’ll expect you to have in depth knowledge of retail investment funds and related law and practice, with significant experience in the asset management industry, alongside the ability to manage stakeholders and establish strong relationships across the bank. Strong leadership skills are a must, coupled with experience of organising and motivating teams of professionals.

You’ll also need:

  • Experience of providing expert legal advice in the asset management and funds industry either in-house (fund management company, investment manager or private/investment bank) or in a leading law firm in the field
  • The ability to keep up to date with and share relevant legal and market developments
  • Expert knowledge of asset management and wealth management business activities and products
  • The ability to recognise issues of strategic, legal or reputational importance and evaluate and direct how they should be addressed and resolved

If you need any adjustments to support your application, such as information in alternative formats or special requirements to access our buildings, or if you’re eligible under the Disability Confident Scheme please contact us and we’ll do everything we can to help.

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