Legal Counsel

Location: Edinburgh
Job Type: Temporary
Industry: Professional Services
Reference: BH-1764-2
Salary: £60000 - £61000 per annum
Job Published: February 19, 2021 14:18
Legal Counsel – Commercial Contracts – Financial Services – Edinburgh
Our client, a market leading Financial Services organisation are looking for an experienced Legal Counsel with a strong Commercial contract advisory experience to join their high calibre team in Edinburgh.
This is a business critical opportunity for an experienced solicitor who has delivered legal and technical commercial advice at executive level. You will be responsible for ensuring all legal documentation is correct, this will include making sure the business areas are aware of all the risks and providing solutions to avoid using external legal teams.
To be considered for this role applicants must have the following experience:
  • Proven experience as a Legal Counsel
  • LLM / LL
  • Work within Commercial contract team
  • Assessing IT contracts, software contracts
  • Qualified as a solicitor or advocate/barrister in Scotland and/ or England
  • Good knowledge of the law and technical requirements relating to commercial issues and contract
  • Financial Services experience advantageous
This is an exceptional opportunity to join one of the world’s largest Financial Services organisation, playing a pivotal role within the business. You must be comfortable liaising with external advisers, for legal and technical advice to help the Group fulfil the business’ aims. Successful candidates will have exceptional communication skills including the ability to communicate at C Suite level.
This is a 12 month fixed term opportunity paying up to £61,000  + am excellent package based in Edinburgh when restrictions ease.