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Legal Counsel

  • Job
    Entry, Junior & Mid Level
  • Legal
  • London

AI generated summary

  • You must have knowledge of commercial legal and regulatory issues, FS & Tech experience, expertise in outsourcing and procurement agreements, understanding of data protection and intellectual property, corporate governance challenges, project management skills, and ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders.
  • You will provide legal support for Aldermore Bank's retail and corporate business, managing legal risks in commercial contracts and technology projects.


  • Current and anticipated commercial legal and regulatory issues affecting Aldermore and the industry generally.
  • FS & Tech experience.
  • Sound experience in material outsourcing, IT/SaaS and other types of procurement agreements.
  • Whilst the role anticipates a focus on commercial contracts, there is a need for an understanding (or a willingness to learn) multiple areas of the law including knowledge of ancillary areas of law, e.g. data protection and intellectual property.
  • Corporate Governance challenges for UK corporates and particularly those in the financial services industry and in a listed environment.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to manage multiple, conflicting interests and deadlines.
  • Experience of developing and maintaining effective relationships with all internal stakeholders and third parties, including senior stakeholders.


  • Let us tell you a bit about the opportunity
  • The Legal team are a high performing, high profile team and have worked hard to establish ourselves as trusted advisors to the Board and Management Team. We provide a balance of knowledge and constructive challenge to ensure quick and efficient information flows to and from decision-makers and to ensure that decisions are made in the best interests of the Group and its stakeholders, including its regulators.
  • We provide a high quality, cost effective legal service whilst continuously seeking to improve competencies and appropriate processes, practices and policies.
  • We are proactive business partners and work closely with Product, Risk and Operations colleagues. We are a small but growing team and you would be joining us at an exciting time for us and the Bank. We are looking for a lawyer with appropriate experience moving from private practice or already in house who wants to join a bank that is well positioned for future growth and has an ambitious, customer focused team.
  • What will your day look like?
  • The role plays an important part in supporting on operational aspects of Aldermore’s retail banking and corporate business for commercial contracts by providing both strategic and day-to-day legal support, covering a wide range of projects; managing legal risks in relation to a range of technology and general commercial projects and advising on both internal risks as well as dealing with partners and suppliers.


What kind of experience is expected for this Legal Counsel role?

We are looking for a lawyer with experience in commercial legal and regulatory issues, FS & Tech experience, and a solid understanding of material outsourcing, IT/SaaS, and other types of procurement agreements.

What areas of law should the Legal Counsel be familiar with?

The Legal Counsel should have knowledge in commercial contracts, data protection, intellectual property, and corporate governance challenges for UK corporates, particularly those in the financial services industry.

What kind of relationships should the Legal Counsel be able to maintain?

The Legal Counsel should have experience in developing and maintaining effective relationships with internal stakeholders, third parties, and senior stakeholders within the organization.

What kind of culture can the Legal Counsel expect when joining the team?

The Legal Counsel can expect a friendly and flexible culture within the organization, with opportunities for growth, continuous improvement, and competitive rewards and benefits.

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We launched Aldermore in 2009 to help those with ideas, big or small, with the courage to take their own paths. From farmers to freelancers, our specialist lending and savings accounts can give you the support you need to help make things happen. We are here for those with ambition, because your success is our success. We call it banking for the bold.