"They're very good, their grasp of the technical side is excellent. They're extremely commercial, reliable, thorough and personable."– Chambers UK
We are looking for a Knowledge Lawyer (KL/PSL) to join our highly regarded Financial Institutions Group. The successful individual will provide a high quality training and knowledge service to FIG and the broader Financial Services sector. The role offers the flexibility to be based in either of our London or Bristol offices. The role is intended to be full-time, but we're very happy to consider applicants looking to work part-time, 4 days a week.
This is a new role, arising out of the success and growth of the FIG practice and its future vision, and is a fantastic opportunity to join an experienced and well respected team that are market-leaders in their areas of expertise.
Our highly profitable FIG practice, part of the Business Transactions Group (BTG), spans 4 core service lines: Investment Funds; Payments; Consumer and Small Business Finance; and Financial Regulation.
We advise financial institutions, corporates and service providers on all aspects of the financial services environment in which they operate. We advise across the financial services market and our clients include clearing, commercial, private and investment banks, securities firms, asset and investment managers, e-money and payment institutions, and service providers. Our work ranges from pure advisory work through product launches to outsourcings and M&A.
We are known for our technical excellence, but more so for our solutions-led approach which makes us a good fit for assisting clients bringing innovative products to market. Much of our practice is international in nature, driven through the increasing OC International reach.
"I've found them excellent. We go back to their team because their response rate is fantastic." – Chambers UK, 2015
Our FIG team comprises 6 partners and 14 lawyers with 2 trainee solicitors. The team operates from two offices, in London (15 fee earners) and Bristol (7), with 4 working part-time (all 4 days a week). The team is led by an excellent, innovative group of partners.
The position provides an excellent opportunity to join the FIG practice and the BTG Knowledge team to focus on the provision of Financial Services regulatory knowledge to FIG and the wider firm and its clients, within an established and supportive Knowledge function. The BTG Knowledge team currently comprises three Knowledge Lawyers (two Corporate Knowledge Lawyers and one Commercial Knowledge Lawyer), and is led by the Head of BTG Knowledge, who reports to the firm's Head of Knowledge.
Key responsibilities will include:
By way of example, recent work by the FIG team includes:
Technical skills and experience
You will have strong theoretical, practical and up-to-date knowledge of the UK and European financial services regulatory regimes, ideally with experience spanning advisory and transactional/project work gained within a well-respected City or equivalent law firm, in-house or at a relevant regulatory body. You will have a client-orientated approach, both internally and externally, and an enthusiasm for presenting technical legal and regulatory issues in a clear, approachable and professional way. Due to the technical nature of the work, we are looking to a Senior Associate level qualified fee-earning (or equivalent) lawyer, although we will consider candidates with more or less experience.
Salary and benefits
We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.