Legal Counsel

St Helier-Jersey, United Kingdom

Legal Counsel

St Helier-Jersey, United Kingdom

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The Business

Take this opportunity to step into the role of Legal Counsel with our high profile Legal team in Jersey

  • As a strong and competent legal professional, you'll become a key player in providing critical legal support and advice
  • This is an opportunity to work closely with the RBS International business and so have a hand in influencing the growth of the bank, while also raising the visibility of your own profile
  • Day to day you could be advising on matters from litigation on the Isle of Man to insolvency in Gibraltar by way of interest rate hedging in Guernsey

What you'll do

As Legal Counsel it will be your duty to support the Legal team to successfully deliver the legal strategy. Our business is located in Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Gibraltar and Luxembourg and the remit extends to supporting all of the business, which includes Retail, Corporate, and Private Banking. By working closely with stakeholders and legal colleagues, you'll make sure that any issues, projects and initiatives are delivered in a timely, effective and efficient manner by managing and co-ordinating the delivery of legal advice and support.

Day to day in your role, you'll be:

  • Deliver expert, accurate and cost effective legal advice to the business, making sure that it is readily understandable to non lawyers, delivered within relevant timescales, is commercial and proactive, and minimises legal risks
  • Managing and delivering the communication of internal and external legal advice on transactions and projects to stakeholders in the Offshore business in a commercial, user friendly and efficient manner
  • Striving for continuous improvements in the operating practices and processes of the business legal team support, and be responsible for managing and promoting a culture of cost effectiveness and controls
  • Representing Offshore Legal on the business risk and control committees, identifying and evaluating issues to formulating robust solutions that mitigate legal risk

The skills you'll need

You'll have proven experience of providing legal and commercial advice in relation to transactions and in-house projects in a leading UK or Offshore law firm, or in a financial services business such as a leading bank. You'll have experience of working with leading law firms and other professional advisers and consultants, paired with a knowledge of international and crown dependencies business activities and the commercial environment in which we operate.

We're also looking for:

  • You to be trained as a solicitor or barrister with the ability to gain the respect of the senior executive, other Group colleagues and external professional contacts
  • The desire to keep up to date on relevant legal and market developments and have an understanding of the legal issues associated with the Offshore business
  • Strong commercial awareness and analytical skills and an understanding of the principal regulatory and legal framework within which the RBS Group operates


How we'll reward you

In return, we offer a competitive salary plus 30% cash and benefit funding programme that can be tailored to suit your individual needs. In addition, we provide a wide selection of exclusive lifestyle offers, development and learning programmes, services and support designed to help you manage and balance your work/life priorities.

For more information on our benefits, please visit our website.


At RBS, we want everyone to feel welcome, regardless of your background or needs. If you need adjustments making to your working environment, we’ll do everything we can to support you. As part of this commitment, we offer flexible working options for some of our roles, find out more here.

As a Financial Services organisation we comply with and support the requirements set by our Regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which are designed to protect our customers. This role falls under Conduct Rules of the Individual Accountability Regime (IAR) and is subject to pre-employment screening. This means if your application is successful, you’ll need to satisfy some important background checks before you can start working with us. These will include a full credit check, a criminal record check, residency and right to work checks.

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