FWA In-house Focus



FWA continues to be instructed on a range of interesting inhouse legal positions, from large international businesses to public sector roles. In the last few months in particular, we have seen an increase in demand for lawyers who are interested in making this move. So, if you are looking for a new challenge as an in-house lawyer, at any level – please contact us for a confidential discussion or visit our website. A small selection of what we have to offer is featured below:

Interim Legal Counsel (Maternity Leave Cover) – Edinburgh (Assignment 15957)

We have been instructed on this new In-House role with our client, a leading UK based organisation within the financial sector. The organisation is looking to recruit a Legal Counsel to join its busy in-house legal team on a temporary basis. The role is FTC for 12 months and is based in Edinburgh.

This is a broad and interesting in-house role, and its purpose is to provide professional legal advice to all departments within the organisation, with a particular focus on commercial contracts. Key tasks will include:

  • Drafting, negotiation, and ongoing advice in respect of a wide variety of commercial agreements, including material outsourced service contracts, IT contracts, and general service and supply contracts.
  • Assisting the Senior Legal Counsel in delivering advice on major regulatory change projects.
  • Advising on fund launches, mergers and closures, and assisting in the preparation and co-ordination of FCA applications to secure relevant approvals.
  • Supporting the Senior Legal Counsel in analysing legal risk connected with investment activities.

The team is keen to speak with lawyers qualified in either Scotland or England (or dual qualified), with a minimum of 2 years’ PQE, ideally with experience of commercial contracts and data protection.  Candidates with experience in any commercial area will be considered, should they be able to demonstrate a genuine desire to work in-house.

This role presents an opportunity tailored for individuals with an inclination towards in-house roles, offering them the chance to explore this avenue on a temporary basis. The team operate a hybrid working model which allows employees to work from home two days per week.

Legal Counsel, Office of the General Counsel – Glasgow / Edinburgh (Assignment 15830)

This global law firm is actively seeking Legal Counsel to join its In-House Legal team in either Glasgow or Edinburgh. The successful candidate will join a team of highly experienced lawyers and other qualified specialists who focus on complex legal and risk matters for the firm.

The work will be varied, and interesting, and key responsibilities will involve:

  • Designing, implementing, maintaining, and monitoring effective compliance programmes for the UK region.
  • Undertaking significant risk and compliance project for the Firm each year.
  • Supporting the team in the management of claims, complaints, responding to day-to-day compliance issues and working closely with more senior members of the team.
  • Liaising with HR to complete annual practicing certificate renewals.
  • Assisting with client audits, investigations, and risk assessments, and risk reporting for the UKME Region.

The ideal candidate for this role will be a UK-qualified lawyer with a minimum of 3 years’ PQE level.  Candidates who are qualified from another jurisdiction and working towards a UK qualification will also be considered. Interested applicants should have previous experience in risk management, regulatory compliance matters, legal advisory, and governance. Previous experience of working in an international law firm, or international in-house team is desirable. The firm operates an agile/hybrid working system to create more work-life balance.

In-House Litigation Solicitor – Ayrshire (Assignment 15597)

We have been instructed on this unique in-house role with our client with our client, a highly regarded organisation specialising in debt and consumer arrears. There is currently a need for a qualified solicitor to join its busy Legal team on a full-time basis in Ayrshire.

The post-holder can expect to be involved in a range of litigation matters including managing cases of complex disputes, mitigate costs and protecting the reputation of the company. You can also expect to work closely with other stakeholders within the business, as well as customers, legal representatives and third parties of all stages of the litigation process, ensuring positive outcomes through negotiation.

The team is keen to hear from those at the NQ-3 level PQE and candidate must have some experience in debt recovery or civil litigation. This is a great opportunity for candidates looking to move in-house; the team also supports hybrid working with an expectation of 3 days office presence per week.

If any of the above positions are of interest or to discuss in-house opportunities more generally, please get in touch with Frasia, Cameron, Teddie, Steph or Jade for an initial and confidential discussion.

frasia@frasiawright.com    https://uk.linkedin.com/in/frasia-wright-6bbabba

cameron@frasiawright.com    https://uk.linkedin.com/in/cameron-adrain-22a81627

teddie@frasiawright.com   https://uk.linkedin.com/in/teddie-wright-7b017ab7

stephanie@frasiawright.com  https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-togneri-alexander-4aa35738/

jade@frasiawright.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/jadeorr1/


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