Job Title:Internal Legal Counsel
Reports To:Managing Director
We are a well-respected and fully regulated company offering loans directly to the public. Over the last 10 years we have been nominated and won multiple awards for providing outstanding levels of customer service. We pride ourselves on transparency and supporting our customers and have amounted over 26000 positive customer reviews.
We are supported by a dynamic, energetic and driven team of over 150 employees who are given the opportunity to learn, develop and progress within our UK call centre and administration offices.
Main Purpose of the Role:
We are looking for a highly qualified Legal Counsel to oversee the legal aspects of our business. You will safeguard our reputation by guaranteeing that the company strictly follows law guidelines and give legal advice to The Senior Management Team about all relevant issues.
The successful candidate will effectively ensure legal conformity and minimise probability of exposure.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
·Give accurate and timely counsel to Senior Management on relevant legal issues
·Collaborate with Senior Management to devise efficient defence strategies
·Specify internal policies and regularly monitor compliance with the internal controls, statutory regulations and other formalities
·Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations
·Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues
·Communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, external counsel), creating relations of trust
·Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights
·Deal with complex matters with multiple stakeholders and forces
·Provide clarification on legal language or specifications
·Conduct your work with integrity and responsibility
·Keeping up with current changes on all relevant areas of laws and contributing to the enhancement of the knowledge base of the company’s legal function
Person Specification /Skills/Education and Attributes:
·Proven experience as a legal counsel in a business environment
·Financial services background with significant experience and extensive knowledge of the industry within financial services
·Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate law and procedures as well as knowledge of UK employment law
·Full comprehension of the influences of the external environment
·Demonstrated ability to create legal defensive or proactive strategies
·High degree of professional ethics and integrity
·Sound judgement and ability to analyse situations and information
·Outstanding communication skills
·Adaptability to the demands of working in a rapidly changing environment
·BA/BSc degree in Law
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