Consumer / Commercial/ FS Solicitor

Location
England, West Yorkshire, Leeds
Salary
£55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted
13 Jun 2017
Closes
11 Jul 2017
Ref
13823195/001
Job Title
In House Counsel
Category
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our clients who are experts in UK and International consumer information management are looking to recruit a Consumer / Commercial Solicitor to join their team in Leeds.

Client Details

Our clients who are experts in UK and International consumer information management are looking to recruit a Consumer / Commercial Solicitor to join their team in Leeds.

Description

  • Advising the business on legal issues arising from consumer offerings, and identification and management of legal risks arising from these activities
  • Providing legal advice on interpretation and implementation of laws and regulatory guidance in respect of the clients FCA regulated activity

Key Tasks:

  • Monitoring of relevant legislative development at the domestic and EU level relating to consumers and analysing application thereof and impacts on the clients business
  • Supporting its 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 in the clients 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 with the clients risk management framework
  • Providing training and materials to ensure that the clients 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 lawyers, paralegals and administrators where required
  • Proactive use of Legal team systems, polices and procedures

 

Profile

 

Key Skills Required for the Consumer / Commercial Solicitor role

 

  • Expert level understanding of the law and regulatory environment that relates to the clients consumer offering 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

Previous Experience Required

Extensive experience of advising businesses on consumer law and FCA regulation