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Legal Counsel - Payments

Elevate is recruiting for a Junior Legal Counsel – Payments, with at least 1 year PQE to work for a multi-national Investment Bank on a 6-month contract in London.

The duties will involve:

  • Supporting on a wide variety of matters covering both payments and FX. 
  • There will be a focus on new propositions being developed by the Mobile Payments business.
  • Responsibility for products and commercial work.
  • Contractual work for large merchants and service providers.
  • Privacy, marketing approvals, IP, information security and competition Law.
  • The Legal counsel will take on a varied and interesting role that will include working on various high value projects. A familiarity with the Payment Services Regulations would be helpful but is not essential.

You might be the right person if you have:

  • An interest in payments propositions and a desire to learn the key requirements. 
  • A willingness to learn new things.
  • An ability to engage with business stakeholders.
  • The ability to work independently, albeit with appropriate supervision.
  • A desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment for a market leading organisation.

Essential experience and skills for success:

  • A minimum of 1 year PQE within a Commercial, Finance or Banking team in a large organisation or Top Tier Law Firm.
  • Proven ability to work in a client-centric, deadline driven environment.
  • Dependable, responsive, and committed to producing high quality work.
  • Flexible, and willing to pitch in on matters and projects to better serve our clients, even if the work falls outside your normal scope of duties.
  • Excellent written skills, particularly depicting complex ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Professionalism in both verbal and written work.
  • High integrity and ethical compass.
  • Excellent listening as well as communication skills and the judgment to know which skill to use in a given setting.


  • UK or Commonwealth Qualified Lawyer.

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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