Wealth Lawyer (4-7yrs PQE) - London

  • Pinsent Masons
  • London, UK
  • Feb 13, 2018
Full time Private Client Private Wealth Wealth Management

Job Description

Wealth Lawyer (4-7yrs PQE) - London 




We are currently looking to recruit a non-contentious lawyer to join our growing Wealth team in our Financial Services Sector in the firm's global headquarters in the City, or in our Edinburgh office.

We are ideally looking for a candidate with 4-7 years of experience.

Clients include major global and UK wealth and life insurance businesses like Aegon, Aviva, HSBC, Legal & General, Mercer, Royal London, Standard Life and Zurich.   

The work will be both transactional and advisory, based around:

  • advising on product design and development, ranging from ISAs, investment accounts, self-invested pensions and life insurance to investment funds
  • advising on customer terms and conditions and related documentation, product distribution agreements and terms of business
  • advising on consumer legal and regulatory requirements including unfair terms, clear communications, PRIIPS and IDD/MiFID and in relation to customer migration projects
  • FCA and PRA regulatory issues (including investigations and enhanced supervision projects)
  • advising on outsourcing arrangements

Ideally, the candidate will have some experience and exposure to some of these practices. The successful candidate should be able to be flexible in terms of undertaking similar tasks in relation to wealth and life insurance products. 

Financial Services at Pinsent Masons


Financial services is one of the largest in revenue terms of our four Global Sectors.  Wealth is a fast-growing part our financial services practice, involving a wide range of the firm's top clients in banking, life insurance and wealth management.


Background on the team

The Wealth team consists of a group of lawyers who focus primarily on non-contentious work and sits within the Financial Services Sector, providing opportunities for close collaboration and cross-team working.  The team's clients encompass insurers, banks and wealth managers focused on retail investment arrangements, leveraging the very strong financial services relationships of the firm.

The Candidate Required

The successful candidate will have relevant experience in private practice, or have worked in-house with exposure to retail wealth and life insurance products and services. They must be technically excellent but, equally important, commercially aware and enthusiastic about business development.  They will be a team player with a strong client-focussed approach. They will also have excellent communication and organisational skills. 


The Opportunity

  • Joining a fast-growing successful part of a leading sector in the firm
  • The very best national and international work
  • Early responsibility and opportunities to develop client relationships
  • Genuine long-term career prospects supported through our "best in class" training and our Academy personal development programmes


Firm Introduction

Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines.


In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, real estate financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include corporate and M&A, commercial, competition, litigation and arbitration, banking, restructuring, general and life insurance, regulatory, construction, projects, pensions, property, planning and environmental, procurement, outsourcing, employment, share plans, technology and tax advice.


Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations.  Pinsent Masons has also recently acquired a global Diversity and Inclusion

consultancy, Brook Graham which further enhances the firm's innovative and market leading