legal counsel

are you a qualified lawyer looking for a new challenge, where your work really makes a difference?

legal counsel – permanent

Salary £55,000 - £65,000 depending on skills and experience – London Docklands

Our legal and jurisdiction team has responsibility for providing legal advice and support to the Financial Ombudsman Service across a broad range of legal areas, including acting for the ombudsman in litigation.

We are looking for a solicitor or barrister qualified in England & Wales (or an equivalent jurisdiction) to join us as legal counsel. You will work with the team to provide advice to our organisation on all legal and jurisdiction matters and help us build  legal knowledge across the ombudsman service. 

We are looking for someone with experience in the regulatory, commercial or public sectors, or in private practice.  Ideally you will have some experience in one or more of the following areas: Public law, financial services law and regulation, litigation, information law, employment law or contracts and procurement. In this role you will be explaining complex concepts to non-lawyers, so excellent written and oral communication skills are a must.

You will have problem-solving skills and the ability to question, reason and analyse, getting to the heart of problems and finding solutions which are supported by the law.  You will be able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines. 

You will maintain up to date knowledge and understanding of relevant legal, regulatory and policy issues that currently, or could potentially, affect us. You will support less experienced members of the team in developing and learning.  And you will become involved in training to the organisation on various legal issues, so good presentation skills are important.

If you are interested in this role and you’d like to find out more then take a look at the job profile

And if you think you’d make a great addition to our legal team, apply now, attaching your CV and a letter telling us:
  • what attracts you to this job and the ombudsman service
  • why your skills and experience (both in and out of work) make you the right person for the job



Vacancy Description
are you a qualified lawyer looking for a new challenge, where your work really makes a difference?
 
legal counsel – permanent

Salary £55,000 - £65,000 depending on skills and experience – London Docklands

Our legal and jurisdiction team has responsibility for providing legal advice and support to the Financial Ombudsman Service across a broad range of legal areas, including acting for the ombudsman in litigation.

We are looking for a solicitor or barrister qualified in England & Wales (or an equivalent jurisdiction) to join us as legal counsel. You will work with the team to provide advice to our organisation on all legal and jurisdiction matters and help us build  legal knowledge across the ombudsman service. 

We are looking for someone with experience in the regulatory, commercial or public sectors, or in private practice.  Ideally you will have some experience in one or more of the following areas: Public law, financial services law and regulation, litigation, information law, employment law or contracts and procurement. In this role you will be explaining complex concepts to non-lawyers, so excellent written and oral communication skills are a must.

You will have problem-solving skills and the ability to question, reason and analyse, getting to the heart of problems and finding solutions which are supported by the law.  You will be able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines. 

You will maintain up to date knowledge and understanding of relevant legal, regulatory and policy issues that currently, or could potentially, affect us. You will support less experienced members of the team in developing and learning.  And you will become involved in training to the organisation on various legal issues, so good presentation skills are important.

If you are interested in this role and you’d like to find out more then take a look at the job profile

And if you think you’d make a great addition to our legal team, apply now, attaching your CV and a letter telling us:
  • what attracts you to this job and the ombudsman service
  • why your skills and experience (both in and out of work) make you the right person for the job