Job Description


Location: London

Job Level: Legal Counsel

Our client is a leading foreign exchange company. Having listed on the London Stock Exchange a few years ago, the company is growing fast and has achieved year on year growth of more than 50% since launch; it has ambitious plans to maintain that success in the years ahead. Committed to having the best people, the company believes strongly that great people, with passion, make for an exceptional business. It is constantly looking for ways to evolve its approach, from recently moving into stunning new offices, to empowering the team to take responsibility for how they deliver.

The business has reached the point where there is an excellent opportunity for a recently qualified lawyer to join as its second lawyer. Reporting to the General Counsel and working closely with colleagues across the business, you will get involved in a variety of legal and commercial matters which underpin it. This will include a whole plethora of issues, from drafting and negotiating a range of documents and agreements, dealing with the international network and financial services regulation to day to day legal and commercial advice, which could include employment and litigation matters.

Our client is looking for someone who has around 0-2 years’ post qualification experience, which includes banking and finance experience. You will currently be working inhouse or with a leading law firm and have had secondment experience. In this role you will be dealing with a range of corporate, finance and commercial issues, as well as company secretarial and corporate governance matters. Experience of banking and financial services will be a significant advantage and some experience of MiFID and EMIR would be useful.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a dynamic and growing business where there are significant opportunities to learn and make a difference. Our client is looking for a capable and business-minded lawyer who has the credibility and personality to fit in with people at all levels. Competitive remuneration is on offer and a significant percentage of the team have an equity interest in the business, which the person in this role should aspire to realise as well.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Chris Cayley of Cayley Coughtrie on 020 3617 2774 or by email at

Cayley Coughtrie are instructed exclusively on this appointment. All third party and direct applications will be forwarded to them for consideration.

* 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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