At Just we’re recruiting for our future and we currently have a fantastic opportunity to join our Legal team as an Interim Legal Counsel on a permanent basis based across our Reigate and London offices with travel between each as required.
You will provide legal advice to business areas on a range of topics, with a focus on our reinsurance area, as such reinsurance knowledge would be beneficial however corporate experience and general commercial experience would also be desirable.
The role will help us deliver our business strategy by providing sound expertise and aid the Legal team in their service to the business.
The primary areas of focus for this role will be to assist in raising the businesses’ awareness of legal risk management issues, educating and promoting adherence to the businesses’ internal policies, in particular the Group Legal Risk Management Policy and assisting in managing functional risk, ensuring that adequate internal process controls are applied and reported to identify, manage and mitigate areas of risk.
You will also ensure that activities in connection with the businesses’ investment management solutions are conducted in accordance with risk appetite and tolerances and provide associated training where required.
You’ll also provide high calibre, solution-focused legal support and expertise in the development and management of ongoing legal administration of the businesses’ contemporary investment management propositions as required. This is an area which may include, Reinsurance Treaties; SII/capital management activities; Asset Management; Derivatives, Funds and Investments; Public and private financial initiatives/debt raising; General commercial agreements and assisting in the development, management and maintenance of governance and compliance frameworks.
Finally and as appropriate, you will manage, advise upon, draft and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements relating to the businesses’ reinsurance propositions/requirements and assist with the management of external law firms to help ensure responsive, cost effective and solution-focused advice is delivered to the business.
Skills we are looking for
Must be UK qualified solicitor/barrister and hold a practising certificate
Expertise in Reinsurance and Investments is preferable
Financial Services background with corporate, commercial Insurance knowledge
Substantial PQE experience able to operate at and build relationships with senior stakeholders