Lawyer/Legal Adviser

Focus Resourcing
£60000 - £65000/annum
10 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is seeking a qualified lawyer with 4-5 years with insurance/general commercial experience to join their Legal Team in Reading. This is a full-time role with a number of flexible working opportunities (e.g. 36.25 hour week, condensed hours and occasional working from home).

The Legal team give accurate, appropriate and timely legal advice to departments about managing legal risk within the UK Group.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your legal knowledge and advisory ability by working alongside experienced team members and it is a role that you can really 'get your teeth into' and an opportunity to take on an interesting role with longer term progression opportunities.

You would be a knowledgeable source of advice on new and existing legal matters, particularly:

* Insurance distribution and outsourcing arrangements: routine (e.g. toba, delegated authority) and bespoke;
* Insurance regulation;
* Consumer related issues - ICOBS, treating customers fairly, financial promotions;
* General commercial matters - supplier contracts (for example IT)

You'll also be able to gain exposure to:

* Data protection
* Financial crime
* Competition;
* Intellectual property;
* Non-insurance related litigation and disputes.

(Our client can support you to develop your knowledge in these areas - experience in data protection/financial crime/competition/IP/non-insurance related litigation and disputes is not essential)

Other aspects of your role will be:

* Ensuring that management and business teams understand and comply with legal and regulatory requirements affecting the business, identifying and effectively managing legal risk
* Supporting internal governance and approval processes, including coordinating with Compliance, Risk, Finance and other internal stakeholders as appropriate
* Carrying out legal research and maintaining awareness of new and emerging legal requirements relevant to the business
* Preparing and delivering internal training to the business on relevant topics
* Supporting the Group General Counsel as required
* Completing other activity over and above those listed in the role profile, appropriate to your skills and experience

The person:

* Qualified lawyer (with a qualification that can be applied to the UK legal system)
* Substantial PQE (this would typically be at least 4 - 5 years PQE but we will consider all applicants with substantial experience)
* Insurance and general commercial experience (in-house or working for a law firm)
* Excellent communication and influencing skills
* Commercial awareness
* Ability to develop and sustain relationships with internal and external parties at all levels
* Strong planning and organisation - you need to be able to work to deadlines