Simmons Adaptive - Interim Banking Lawyer - Retail / Consumer

Employer
Simmons & Simmons
Location
Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
6 Nov 2021

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Practice Area
Banking & Finance
Role Classification
Lawyer
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Job Details

Simmons & Simmons Adaptive:

Clients today need flexible resourcing solutions to meet the changing demands of the marketplace. Simmons & Simmons has always been willing to adapt and embrace new forms of service delivery to meet changing client demands. Simmons Adaptive is a flexible resourcing solution to meet client requirements at the same high quality you expect from Simmons & Simmons. We understand that our firm is equal only to the strengths of our people and place great emphasis on recruiting and retaining staff who meet our high standards.

As an Adaptive consultant, you will be fully supported by the Simmons & Simmons team with a sponsoring Partner and a client team with whom we would encourage you to engage on a regular basis. You will have access to the firm's resources and know- how and have the opportunity to be involved in training and development at the Firm.

Main purpose of the role:

Simmons Adaptive are keen to hear from strong Payments / Retail Banking Lawyers for a financial services client assignment. Responsibilities include:

  • Working on account based queries, account terms and conditions and payment services products.
  • Providing legal support to internal bank projects including supporting business and regulatory transformation and representing Legal on relevant working groups and Committees.
  • Providing support on matters related to CCA regulated products.
  • Providing support on strategic business objectives including digital innovation and transformation projects; and
  • Supporting on legal function transformation such as off/ on-shoring of lower level activity, preparing playbooks, self-help guides and F&Q and supporting on setting up appropriate processes.

Person specification:

  • Qualified Solicitor with over 7 years' PQE with in-house experience in a large financial institution.
  • Payment Services Regulations experience essential and CCA experience would be an advantage.
  • Able to work autonomously, handle management responsibilities and be confident in attending steering committees, governance and interacting with senior level stakeholders.
  • Broad range of commercial/project/ regulatory experience an advantage.
  • Ability to prioritise and work directly with the Business.
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Lateral thinking/problem solving.

Firm Introduction:

Simmons & Simmons is a leading international law firm, providing clients with commercially aware legal advice, whenever and wherever they need it. We have over 1,600 people situated in key business and financial centres across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

For additional information on the firm, please visit our website at www.simmons-simmons.com.

Equal opportunities:

  • We are committed to promoting equality and diversity in the firm and to equal opportunities in employment.
  • We believe in equality of opportunity regardless of race or racial group (including colour, nationality, ethnicity, national origins), religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender re-assignment and gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy, maternity and paternity. This also includes any incidents of perceptive or associative discrimination and harassment.
  • At Simmons & Simmons we seek to attract and retain talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, to create an exciting and rewarding place to work. We are supportive of flexible working arrangements wherever possible and we would encourage you to discuss this with us, should this be something you are interested in.

Background screening:

All recruits of Simmons & Simmons will be required to go through our background screening process. Depending on the position you apply for this may include a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) certificate. We undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a DBS certificate on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. The firm's policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders is available on request.

Company

Simmons & Simmons is a leading international law firm with offices in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

We have built our practice around local lawyers who understand their country's culture, business and language. Our integrated international teams provide the right balance of local knowledge and seamless global service. 

Simmons & Simmons' clients benefit from our focus on key industry sectors and legal service areas and the commercially astute expertise we deliver across the globe. 

We recognise that the firm is only equal to the strengths of its people: we foster an environment where individuals flourish; we respect each other’s talents and abilities and are serious about inclusion and diversity in the workplace; and we are committed to upholding our reputation as a decent place to work.

Find Us
Website:
Telephone
+44 (0) 20 7628 2020
Location
CityPoint
One Ropemaker Street
London
EC2Y 9SS
GB
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