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Our client is a large & prestigious financial services provider who are seeking an experienced litigator who can support the business. This includes providing practice protection support to the business in relation to complaints, claims or circumstances arising in relation to its professional work, dealing with regulators and other professional conduct matters.
Role & Responsibilities:
This is an attractive opportunity for an experienced litigator to join a small legal team. The lawyer will be advising on a wide range of contentious matters relating to professional services and conduct. Particular tasks involve assisting and advising in the management of litigation and threats of litigation against the organisation and its insolvency practitioners.
The candidate will need to be able to work flexibly within a small team handling a large and varied work load, taking a significant degree of responsibility, and being able to understand the business drivers affecting the firm.
Specific responsibilities include the following:
* Advising on and managing potential and actual claims against the organisation and its IPs, domestic and international regulatory and law enforcement interest and professional conduct matters.* Advising on a broad range of associated, general legal issues and risk management matters. * Providing legal and other support to the Head of Risk/General Counsel.* Providing clear and succinct advice to leadership and senior management on matters of particular significance.* Liaising with and managing relations with external legal advisers and counsel.* Liaising with the company's professional indemnity insurers.
Qualifications and Skills:
* Qualified solicitor or barrister with a minimum of 4 years post-qualification experience from either an existing in-house position or from private practice.* A background in insolvency and restructuring litigation or regulatory investigations and professional negligence (ideally experience in both)* Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate and influence with confidence and clarity at all levels* Strong organisational skills with an ability to produce work to tight deadlines with attention to detail.* Mature, self-sufficient and proactive, with the ability to work independently as well as being a team player. * Commercially and risk aware
This will initially be a 6-9 mth role with possible extension.
If you feel you have the skills and experience to be suitable for this role please send your CV for consideration.
Chadwick Nott Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.