Brewster Pratap
11 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


McBride Partners are supporting in the appointment of an in house solicitor for a financial services organisation based in Leeds. The main focus of the role is to support in advice to the business in relation to the organisations consumer offering. The candidate will also lead on the management of legal risk and providing advice and implementation of laws and regulations in line with the FCA.

Key Tasks:

  • Supporting the businesses' external affairs team on lobbying activity and responses to consultations
  • Working with other businesses and trade associations on issues impacting the information and financial services industries
  • Assisting senior management in relationships with regulators
  • Working with the Compliance team to set standards, policies and procedures to enable the Compliance team to carry out appropriate monitoring activities
  • SME adviser to the organisations product development lifecycle process
  • Advising on website content (including without limitation financial promotions and disclosure and reporting requirements), privacy policies and consumer contract terms and conditions
  • Advising on specific clauses in (and structure of) sales and supplier contracts that are impacted by FCA regulation and any other consumer issues
  • Liaising with business regarding implications of consumer facing and/or regulated products and services
  • Liaising with and providing ad hoc advice to the Compliance team and first line relating to consumer law or FCA regulatory matters
  • Logging legal risks in accordance the risk management framework
  • Providing training and materials to ensure that personnel understand and know what is needed to comply with consumer law and FCA regulatory requirements affecting the business
  • Conducting training to the Legal team on specialist areas of law
  • Help with training and overseeing work of other areas of the legal team as required
  • Proactive use of Legal team systems, policies and procedures
  • Utilising your previous experience of advising businesses on consumer law and FCA regulation


Key Skills Required

  • Expert level understanding of the law and regulatory environment that relates to business consumer offerings and other FCA regulated activity
  • Extensive experience of drafting consumer contract terms and conditions
  • Ability to drive change and process improvement
  • Excellent presenter
  • Ability to explain complicated legal concepts to non-lawyers
  • Intermediate level competence in use of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to offer sound commercial as well as legal advice


  • Degree 2:1 or above
  • Graduate diploma in law
  • Legal Practice Course
  • Qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales

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