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Regulatory Lawyer (Retail Banking)

Help us shape the future.  Elevate is changing the way legal support services are delivered and we are looking for creative, innovative people who can help.  If you are a Qualified Solicitor in England and Wales with a solid financial services background who would like your creative and innovative ideas to make a difference, Elevate's team of legal service experts could be the right fit for you.

Our Elevated Lawyers™ service offers talented lawyers an opportunity to work in-house as part of our client’s legal team without compromising their career development, work satisfaction or remuneration.

On behalf of a top tier Multinational Bank, we are building a dedicated in-house legal team to deliver first class legal support to wide range of internal clients. As an Elevated Lawyer™ you will become an acting In-House Regulatory Lawyer supporting the retail bank and specifically its current account, savings and FX businesses.

You might be the right person if you:

  • Have legal experience working for a law firm or bank.
  • Have strong understanding of regulatory issues relating to retail banking.
  • Have the ability to multi-task and work effectively in a fast paced dynamic environment.
  • Have first class organisational skills and can manage your time effectively.
  • Want to work in-house as part of a bank’s legal team.
  • Have at least two (2) years post qualification experience.

Specifically you will be:

  • Provide counsel and legal support on legal issues relating to the Bank’s current account, savings and FX businesses including matters that may be complex or may have material impact.
  • Become a trusted adviser to the business by ensuring that commercially sensitive, pragmatic and practical legal support and advice is provided in a cost-effective manner to the business in the UK.
  • Provide support and guidance to the business in the UK with regard to legal risks arising in jobholder’s area of expertise.
  • Act as the first point of call for the business for trouble shooting and queries.
  • Drafting, negotiating and executing on a wide variety of transactional documents.
  • Advising on a variety of risk management, disclosure and regulatory matters.
  • Advising on the practical impact of regulatory reform.
  • Assist in managing the approach to legal risk in the current account, savings and FX businesses to ensure that the interests of the Bank are adequately protected.


  • Training from a law firm or in house legal team with good technical knowledge in retail banking regulation.
  • A minimum of 2+ years’ experience post qualification. (2+ years PQE)
  • First class legal experience obtained working for an investment bank or law firm.

Skills for Success:

  • Ability to engage clients in a way that instils confidence and fosters strong client relationships.
  • A savvy operator with good commercial and business acumen.
  • A motivated self-starter with the ability to work autonomously with little direction.
  • Confident working within complex multi-functional, multi-jurisdictions environments.
  • Highly organised with flexible, resilient and credible personality.
  • Drive, enthusiasm and desire to succeed.
  • Excellent attention to detail and an analytical mind.


  • Bachelor's degree required.


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