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About The Role


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


  • 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 team lead adviser on data protection and privacy matters.
  • Delivery of strategic advice and legal requirements for protection of 7IM’s intellectual property portfolio, including management of required registrations and brand infringement matters.
  • Legal advice on 7IM projects, and contribution to 7IM committees/ working groups, as required.
  • Contributing to team know-how, precedents and procedures.
  • Managing a junior member of the team.
  • Legal team support / other as reasonably required by Head of Legal and 7IM.

About You


  • Highly developed, excellent contract review and advice skills: adapts review proportionately; 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.
  • Well-practised, excellent contract drafting skills: plain English; enforceability requirements met; demonstrates awareness of legal and regulatory developments. Confident with complex services agreements and drafting from scratch.
  • Exceptionally organised. Proven 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.
  • Very strong knowledge and experience of general business, contract, and data protection law.
  • Knowledge and experience of relevant FCA regulatory framework highly desirable.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office (especially Word) features.


  • 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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