London
Competitive plus Benefits
Permanent

About The Role

Purpose:

Reporting to the Head of Legal, the primary purpose of this role is effective legal risk management in line with 7IM’s risk profile and strategic objectives, with a focus on business contractual requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating agreements, and advising on the management of associated risks in line with regulatory considerations and business requirements and objectives, including:
    • ­commercial agreements, from low value agreements to critical outsourcing agreements (information technology agreements, data licences, services agreements);
    • ­contracts and standard terms relating to distribution of 7IM’s regulated services.
  • Day to day advice on legal risks and the resolution of internal and external queries and issues related to 7IM’s business, and agreements with clients, distributors and suppliers.
  • Reviewing legal and regulatory developments; advising on compliance requirements.
  • Legal advice on 7IM projects, and contribution to 7IM committees/ working groups, as required.
  • Contributing to team know-how, precedents and procedures.
  • Legal team support / other as reasonably required by Head of Legal and 7IM.

About You

Skills:

  • Excellent contract review and advice skills: adapts review approach proportionately to the type of contract; identifies and escalates key risks; proposes mitigation options; conveys both high level overviews and relevant details succinctly and clearly; plans, anticipates and manages issues and progress to achieve timelines and objectives.
  • Excellent contract drafting skills: plain English; enforceability requirements met; informed by regulatory knowledge and awareness of case law and legislative developments.
  • Highly organised.
  • Ability to effectively manage competing priorities under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Solution-oriented, proactive and pragmatic in risk and stakeholder management.
  • Strong analytical skills combined with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Consistently demonstrates process adherence and attention to detail.
Knowledge:
  • Strong knowledge and experience of contract and general commercial law.
  • Knowledge and experience of relevant FCA regulatory framework desirable.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office (especially Word) features.

Qualifications:

  • UK qualified lawyer with strong academic background.
Other relevant information:
  • As part of a small Legal team, flexible attitude to duties required.
  • Enthusiastic and highly motivated team player.

About Us

7IM is an investment management business that helps individuals, families and financial advisers manage money to meet their and their clients’ needs and aspirations.

Founded in 2002 from a basement, seven individuals established 7IM as we couldn't find anywhere we wanted to invest our families' money. Our assets under management now stand at around £17bn, and we have moved from ‘basement’ to ‘Bishopsgate’ in the City of London.

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