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Consumer Credit Lawyer

Elevate are recruiting a Consumer Credit Lawyer with 5+ years PQE for a global telecoms company on an initial 12-month (flexible) contract.

The successful candidate will be responsible for advising the Consumer business on all FCA regulated products and propositions.  They will provide in-depth legal advice as well as perfecting the Consumer loan/product/service terms.

Specifically, you will:

  • Advise and instruct senior stakeholders in the Consumer division about regulated FCA products.
  • Manage and improve internal relationships, including those with peers and other team members in the Marketing, Digital, Consumer legal, Group legal and Regulatory Affairs teams.
  • Have responsibility for ensuring that the Consumer division understands compliance requirements with relevant law and regulation. You will provide clear and concise advice and risk-based reports to senior stakeholders to facilitate decision making.
  • Draft and review legally enforceable consumer credit documentation.
  • Provide a pro-active response to current and future financial services regulations, ensuring the business is prepared and advised of changes to compliance requirements.
  • Influence and drive the strategic approach taken in your area and more widely across the Consumer division.
  • Advise and inform all members of the Legal team on contractual issues relating to regulated consumer credit.
  • Ensure the Legal Director and team’s Principal Lawyers are fully informed on key legal risks and opportunities and all other relevant strategic matters.

You might be the right person if you:

  • Can influence and deliver strategically important projects in a corporation.
  • Have the confidence to question and influence stakeholder’s decisions if necessary.
  • Can provide practical, pragmatic, commercial and risk-aware advice to all stakeholders and management.
  • Can lead and inspire junior team members.

Skills for success:

  • Proven experience as a UK (or equivalent) qualified solicitor.
  • Excellent working knowledge of the consumer credit industry.
  • An understanding of the telecoms industry.
  • Excellent drafting, communication, stakeholder management, organisation, influencing and persuading skills.
  • Strong team player.

Experience:

  • Technical lawyer with extensive in-house experience and knowledge of consumer credit and related regulation.
  • Experience advising companies in the telecoms sector; wider experience of other financial services regulation, including payments and insurance would all be advantageous.

Qualifications:

  • Qualified Lawyer in the UK.

Elevate is the law company. We provide consulting, technology and services to law departments and law firms. Our global team of lawyers, engineers, consultants and business experts improve efficiency, quality and outcomes for customers worldwide. Elevate’s achievements and distinctions include:

  • Ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies two years in a row.
  • Ranked as a top Global Services Provider by Chambers & Partners three years in a row.
  • Lead Partner of the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards.
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