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Senior Legal Counsel / Financial Services Lawyer

Job Title: Senior Legal Counsel / Financial Services Lawyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: car allowance, bonus
Start Date: ASAP
REF: SB/PERM/SLCP_1654873381
Contact Name: Sneha Betharia
Contact Email:
Job Published: 6 months ago

Job Description

Role: Senior Legal Counsel / Financial Services Lawyer

Type: Permanent

Location: Reading (Hybrid)

We are looking for a specialist regulatory retail financial services lawyer to join the financial services legal team of our telecom client. This is an opportunity to work for a leader in the world of mobile technology in an ambitious culture and a busy environment.

You'll be part of our Legal Affairs function within the Legal, Government and Regulatory Affairs Team (LGRA). LGRA provides the legal and operational backbone of our business. We help manage our brand, protect our reputation, advocate company's interests in the marketplace and deliver our message to customers, regulators, government and the media.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Advising on all aspects related to the development of FCA regulated credit products.
  • Advising on and assisting with product development and design, including financial promotions, marketing, sales journeys, and servicing of products.
  • Advising on and assisting with the development of relevant organisational policies required for FCA regulated credit products.
  • Advising on and assisting with the development of relevant processes for the end to end product lifecycle.
  • Drafting consumer contracts and other associated legal and regulatory communications.
  • Providing Risk and Incident management legal support.
  • Advising on the implementation of changes to law and regulation.
  • Managing external law firms and legal spend.
  • Working at pace within an agile environment.
  • Working with stakeholders across the Business and building good relationships.

Experience and skills we are looking for:

  • Minimum of 3 years PQE.
  • Knowledge and experience of the law and regulation of consumer lending and FCA policy and regulation of retail financial services and products.
  • Comfortable advising on all aspects of the FCA handbook.
  • Knowledge and experience in insurance distribution is desirable.
  • Strong advisory and drafting skills.
  • Proactive and practical- actively takes initiative and focuses on solutions/business outcomes and with a "can do" problem-solving attitude
  • Constructive and consultative team player with good communication skills with an ability to communicate with, and influence people at all levels (internally and externally) in a clear, succinct and persuasive way

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