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Senior Legal Counsel

Davies Consulting
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
May 18, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
We are the Consulting division of Davies, accelerating business, technology and people performance across financial services including banking, asset and wealth management, insurance and other highly regulated industries.

We are currently seeking a Senior Legal Counsel to join our team on a permanent basis to support our growing Consulting Legal team based in London.

The opportunity

This role will be reporting into the Head of Legal. We are looking for a lawyer who will be able to deal with general commercial advisory work, contract risk analysis and support a broad range of legal and compliance queries. We are currently located in nine countries, and we continue to explore opportunities to expand our global footprint.

You will:
  • Draft, review, and negotiate various multi-jurisdictional commercial agreements whether standard or bespoke (eg master services agreements, collaboration agreements, NDAs, and other terms and conditions), ensuring alignment with internal stakeholders' and legal requirements.
  • Deliver contract risk analysis and develop strategies to mitigate exposure, safeguarding the interests of the organisation and its clients.
  • Analyse legal and business scenarios to develop solutions that address the commercial and legal requirements of the organisation.
  • Collaborate with consultants and management across various levels, effectively balancing diverse interests.
  • Support with queries in relation to HR, Operations, IT, Marketing and Data Privacy.
  • Engage with legal counterparts across Davies Group, assisting in the implementation of Legal and other processes.
  • Stay up to date with developments in relevant areas of law, contributing to the enhancement of the Legal team's knowledge base and preparing/developing contract templates.
  • Stay up to date with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards to ensure compliance across all aspects of Davies Group's operations and client engagements.

Your experience
  • Qualified solicitor in England & Wales, at least 6+ PQE.
  • Extensive commercial law and contract review experience.
  • Confident negotiator with skillset to handle contract negotiations with large international clients.
  • A team player with the ability to establish and maintain relationships with senior stakeholders.
  • In-house experience from a management consulting firm or similar organisation.
About Us
What's important to you is what matters to us...
We are straight-forward, adaptable and outcomes-focused. We build affinity, work with integrity and we always do what is right for our clients
Our core principles of Expertise, Leadership and Teamwork underline the Davies values of:
  • We are connected
  • We are dynamic
  • We are innovated
  • We succeed together
We live these values by ...
  • Caring for the health and well-being of our colleagues
  • Increasing diversity and inclusion within our workforce
  • Encouraging and accommodating flexible and hybrid working arrangements
  • Creating a culture centred on interesting, complex, and challenging work and celebrating success
  • Enjoying a fun, friendly, supportive, and sociable team-based environment
  • Supporting performance driven career progression and providing access to professional skills enhancement via internal learning programs
  • Recognising and celebrating the individual contributions of our colleagues
  • Championing autonomy and empowerment of all our colleagues
And if that wasn't enough...
  • Rewarding success and hard work!
We offer a competitive basic salary and annual bonus based on performance.
Benefits package includes:
  • Private healthcare via Bupa
  • Health cash back plan via BHSF
  • Generous annual leave plan
  • Company contribution to pension
  • Life assurance
  • Season ticket loan
  • Competitive Employee Referral Program
Inclusion and Diversity
Our Approach - At Davies we welcome different perspectives, support each other's ambitions, and grow together. We work to build an Inclusive Culture where everyone can succeed.
We value the differences and benefits that a diverse workforce brings to the business. We do not discriminate on the grounds of any differentiating factor and embrace the differences which make people unique.
Actioned through - Davies colleagues will deliver DEI though both local and global actions. It is recognised that different geographies have different cultures, employment legislation and hold alternative views. At Davies, we are committed to building an Inclusive Culture through DEI, and we are respectful of opposing views held to the company's position.

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