Job Description

Financial Services Partner / Legal Director

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Location: London

Job Level: Partner

Active vacancy for a regulatory specialist in an established, full-service firm due to an influx in level of work. The team focuses predominantly on the retail banking and consumer finance sectors, supporting an excellent client base on a wide range of regulatory matters.

There is a small existing team of established partners and associates, and a collaborative wider financial services sector group which spans the firm’s other departments. The regulatory team covers both contentious and non-contentious matters.

Clients include most of the clearing banks as well as a range of overseas banks, challenger banks, building societies, mortgage lenders, P2P lenders and digital FS providers including payment services providers, online banks etc. FS is core to the firm overall and there is significant investment planned into the sector group.

A large client following is not required due to the team’s pipeline of work; there are substantial opportunities to network internally and generate new work from existing clients. However, candidates must have a pro-active and business development focused mindset in order to fully utilise the platform.

The team is interested to talk to established partners who are considering a move to a new firm, as well as senior associate and legal director level candidates who might find their path to partnership is blocked, or who would prefer to achieve partnership elsewhere. The firm can offer a clear route to promotion or potentially immediate partnership under the right circumstances.

The existing team have a proactive and forward-thinking approach; clients praise their engaging nature and their high-quality advice at a sensible and commercial price point. They will no doubt be in an excellent position to increase their market share over the coming years, and this hire is a key part of that strategy.

Please contact Sarah Coughtrie for further information on 020 3818 8779 /

* Cayley Coughtrie is a recruitment consultancy specialising in legal recruitment primarily across London and the UK.

We are advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of our clients. It is our policy to respond to all applications which on paper meet our clients’ requirements within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond individually to everyone who applies. If we have not contacted you within five working days your application has been unsuccessful and your details have not been retained. This has no bearing on future applications and please feel free to apply for any other role you may see in the future which is relevant to your background and experience.

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