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Legal Counsel - Wealth and Personal Banking

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Job Summary

  • Channel Islands
  • Permanent
  • BBBH777417
  • Mar 10, 2021
  • Competitive
Job Description

Bright and Dynamic Legal Counsel sought for Global Bank in Wealth and Personal Banking Division - Channel Islands & Isle of Man

A leading global bank is currently seeking an additional lawyer to join our high performing legal team as Legal Counsel to their Wealth and Personal Banking division. Supporting more senior lawyers in the Team, the Jersey based role with report directly to the CIIOM General Counsel.

The role will have access to tailored professional development opportunities, a competitive pay and benefits package. This includes private healthcare for all employees, enhanced maternity and adoption pay and support when you return to work, a non-contributory pension scheme with a generous employer contribution and a range of flexible working arrangements and family friendly policies.

The division in which the role sits includes full retail banking in each of Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man, International award winning Expat business, servicing 75,000 globally mobile and sophisticated retail clients from Jerse as we as private banking. This is a successful, growing and a strategic priority for the Bank globally.

The purpose of the role is to:

  • Provide support on a broad range of legal issues arising out of this division of the Bank

  • To be considered as a trusted adviser by ensuring that commercially sensitive and pragmatic legal support and advice is provided in a cost-effective manner to this division of the Bank

  • Provide support and guidance to more senior lawyers in the legal team within this division and assist in identification of legal risks and appropriate risk mitigation strategies

  • Attend formal governance meetings as a delegate for more senior lawyer and to attend other governance fora as the primary member. The role holder will therefore need to have sufficient professional experience and gravitas to do this successfully

  • Proactively provide high quality specialised legal and related regulatory advice and guidance and support to the relevant division

  • Assist in managing the relationships with panel law firms / external legal counsel and ensure such appointments deliver cost effective and practical advice

  • Maintain and develop positive and professional working relationships with all members of the relevant legal team and other legal teams (including the UK Legal Team and the Global Wealth and Personal Banking Team headed by the General Counsel

  • Participate in the co-ordination and promotion of initiatives that result in the sharing of legal knowledge and best practices across the Global Legal Function

Candidate Qualifications

  • Qualified Solicitor or Barrister with 2-4 years of top quality banking experience

  • Solid knowledge and experience of all aspects of retail banking and wealth and investment products

  • Experience of helping a retail wealth focussed business on designing and delivering wealth products

  • Ability to learn quickly about the Bank's business and personnel, policies and procedures, and corporate culture

  • Communication and inter-personal skills with the ability to adapt communication style and content to appropriately address the management level of the audience

  • Lateral thinking/problem solving and the ability to understand the relationships between a range of complex issues and the impact of those issues from a legal, financial and reputational perspective to advise client and reach a solution

Please send your CV to Pippa Campbell, Recruitment Consultant (Legal) at Morgan McKinley to discuss further.

Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Agency and references to pay rates are indicative.



Consultant Details

Consultant Details

Pippa Campbell
Pippa Campbell
  • Recruitment Consultant (Legal) | Solicitor
  • +44 (0)20 7092 0133