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  • Category:
    Legal
  • Unit:
    Corporate
  • PQE:
    2+
  • Location:
    Bristol

We have an excellent opportunity for a qualified lawyer to join our Funds & Financial Regulation team.

As you will know, the funds and financial services sector is constantly evolving against a challenging backdrop of legal and regulatory change. Many of our clients are at the forefront of new developments and innovation - we work closely with them to help them achieve their strategic goals and growth plans.

The Firm

We are proud to have received an Investors in People - Platinum Accreditation and have been voted by our people as RollOnFriday Best Firm to Work For 2022.

Our working environment is professional yet progressive, where quality of work and quality of life go hand-in-hand. Our collaborative approach to how we do business is totally refreshing. It's what attracts some of the best legal minds in the industry and it's why our people love working here.

And did you know our hybrid working model offers flexible working options too?

The Team

"They are a very strong team that understand their specialities very well” (Chambers, 2021) and “offer speedy robust and accurate legal advice in every legal transaction they undertake for us” (Legal 500, 2021).

We work with a wide range of financial services businesses, based in the UK and overseas. Recent experience includes:

  • Advising Prudential M&G on the development and launch of its own in-house adviser training programme.
  • Advising  St. James's Place on changes to its funds and investment policies to integrate ESG (Environmental Social and Governance) considerations and criteria into its management.
  • Assisting major financial services institutions with all aspects of their product development (such as insurance policies, pension plans, investment funds, investment and crowdfunding platforms, funeral plans, savings accounts and so on) including advising on legal structures and the relevant regulatory requirements, drafting client terms and conditions and drafting and negotiating the commercial contracts.
  • Advising FTSE 100 businesses in relation to business transformation, modernisation and digitisation, and also digital-first start-ups and scale-ups on their high growth trajectory.

Responsibilities

You will be joining a small but busy team of dedicated authorised funds, financial services regulatory and fintech lawyers whose day-to-day work includes helping clients:

  • Determine whether they need to be FCA authorised and the options available
  • Obtain regulatory permission or, where appropriate, identify alternative structures and make regulatory applications
  • Conduct their business in a compliant manner in line with financial services law and regulation (including the FCA Handbook, PRA Rulebook, Payment Services Regulations and so on)
  • Develop new commercial partnerships and new distribution channels
  • Produce suites of documentation and supporting materials including terms of business, terms and conditions and investment management agreements
  • Design and launch new products and propositions including insurance contracts, investment platforms, personal pensions, regulated funds, and fintech such as crowdfunding platforms
  • Understand and implement regulatory change
  • In communications and dealing with issues raised by the regulators
  • In corporate transactions involving FCA authorised entities

A full overview of all the benefits and rewards of working at Burges Salmon can be found on the 'working at Burges Salmon' section of our careers page.

Requirements

We are looking for an individual with good knowledge of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, subordinate legislation (including the Regulated Activities Order and the Financial Promotion Order) and the FCA Handbook (including COBS, CASS, SYSC and SUP). You will also need to be/have:

  • Qualified Financial Services Regulatory or Fintech Lawyer
  • Keen to continue your professional development, coupled with strong commercial acumen.
  • A SRA or Law Society of Scotland registered lawyer.

It's important to us that our organisation represents the diverse community in which we operate and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities. As a Disability Confident employer we will provide a fully accessible recruitment process.

We're committed to finding the right person for this role and are open to discussing flexible working, full time or part time working patterns.

Get in touch!

Our resourcing team can provide firm insight and an overview of the department to make sure this is the right career move for you. If you would like to learn more about the opportunity, please contact, in confidence, Victoria Lewton - T: 0117 307 6942.


 
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Burges Salmon, One Glass Wharf, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS2 0ZX
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Benefits

Competitive Salary
25 days annual leave
2 paid days leave volunteering
Pension and life assurance
Private medical insurance
Parental leave
Flexible working
Personal/Professional development
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