Financial Regulation Lawyer - Edinburgh

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
19 Oct 2018
18 Dec 2018
Role Classification
Contract Type
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE, 2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE

The Group 

At Addleshaw Goddard we not only provide technical excellence and experience but, crucially, demonstrate real insight into our clients and what really matters to them. A natural choice for FTSE100 clients and for the best talent, our people fulfil their potential in an environment where they are developed and valued.  They think in our clients’ shoes, as part of a team - effective business people as well as efficient lawyers.  

The Team 

Addleshaw Goddard’s Financial Regulation Team is one of largest in the UK with a mix of 25 lawyers and compliance professionals split over Leeds, London and Edinburgh. The team has a very strong reputation for regulated lending and banking and is ranked in Band One of Chambers and Partners 2011 for Consumer Finance. 

In addition to our consumer finance practice, we have a strong and growing wider financial regulation practice. The Team is a driving force behind the firm's Payments practice, which is also considered to be one of the leading Payments practices in the UK.  We also have a strong financial markets regulatory practice, assisting clients to implement MIFID II, EMIR, Senior Persons Regime, as well as supporting transactional, banking and funds structuring work.  The role is likely to involve retail and commercial work for investment management, life assurance and wealth businesses. We are unstuffy and down to earth, but also highly ambitious and hardworking. Our approach to service delivery is highly commercial and innovative with an uncompromising approach to quality.   

The Role 

This is an exciting time to join our team in Edinburgh – we are looking to grow our presence and reach and are keen to speak to Lawyers at various levels who have an interest or experience within Financial Regulation. This is a performing team with excellent prospects for career development. We have a strong reputation for providing lawyers with early levels of responsibility within a supportive and stretching environment. Therefore anyone taking up this role can expect to have the opportunity to play a significant role in working for clients that are key to the Division and to the firm.     

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent academic achievement with a minimum 2:1 degree  
  • Financial Regulation experience (or can demonstrate a keen interest) gained within a comparable environment and at an appropriate level
  • a sound knowledge of contract law, and strong drafting skills, appropriate to the level of experience  
  • Clear understanding and working experience of the operation and structure of a leading law firm and the needs of the clients of a top flight team 

Addleshaw Goddard is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from diverse backgrounds and communities 

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