GBR_Legal Counsel


Sep 23rd, 2022
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We are Santander US, and we’re wholly owned by Santander Group, a global bank which serves more than 100 million customers in the United Kingdom, Latin America and Europe. Here in the United States, we offer simple, personal and fair financial solutions to help our customers prosper. What does that mean for you? Strong support and lots of opportunities to advance and build the type of career you want, all in a dynamic environment that respects your talent, your initiative and your background.

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GBR_Legal Counsel

Manchester, United Kingdom


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We have an exciting opportunity for a Legal Counsel – Litigation role to join our highly successful and renowned in-house team, on a Permanent full time Contract basis. You will be a qualified solicitor working in the Everyday Banking, Homes & Financial Support (EDBHFS) litigation team, reporting into the Head of the team and sitting within the wider Legal & Corporate Governance function. The job holder will deliver expert, accurate, concise, and cost-effective legal advice in relation to litigation and litigation avoidance issues which flow from the EDBHFS functions.

The difference you’ll make.

  • Provision of high quality, concise, pragmatic, and commercial SME legal advice in relation to litigation and litigation avoidance issues flowing from the EDBHFS functions, reporting to the Head of the team, including management of a litigation portfolio and the potential for contentious project work

  • ) Proactively identifying and mitigating potential legal risks and advising on the legal position in relation to crystallised legal risks to ensure the business is equipped to make sound risk appetite decisions.

  • Working in collaboration with teams across the Legal & Corporate Governance function in relation to EDBHFS matters.

What you’ll bring.

  • Solicitors Practising Certificate for England and Wales with a minimum of 4 years PQE; or Practicing barrister with minimum 4 years post calling; or Hold a Scottish or foreign jurisdiction equivalent.

  • Experience of working in litigation, preferably with a UK financial services angle / background and able to apply commerciality and judgement from a regulatory perspective.

It would also be nice for you to have.

  • The role requires good understanding of the UK financial services industry and the political and economic environment. Knowledge of Santander’s business is preferable but not essential.

  • Good knowledge and understanding of regulatory framework of UK financial services, industry trends and best practice.

  • Able to apply commerciality and judgement from a regulatory perspective to internal and market information

  • Acts decisively and fosters confidence and assumes responsibility, ownership, and accountability for the teamer actions.

What else you need to know.

This is a full-time permanent contract. The role will be a hybrid role based in both our Manchester office and from home.

How we’ll reward you.

As well as a competitive salary, we offer a wide range of benefits that you can choose from and tailor to your needs.

  • Pension with generous contributions of up to 12.5% from Santander, depending on your own contribution and length of employment with us

  • 30 days’ holiday plus bank holidays, which increases to 31 days after 5yrs service, with the option to purchase up to 5 contractual days per year

  • £6,000 car allowance per year

  • Company funded individual private medical insurance

  • Voluntary healthcare benefits at discounted rates such as private medical insurance for your family, dental insurance, healthcare cash plan and health assessments

  • Benefits supporting you and your family, such as death-in-service benefit, income protection, and voluntary life assurance and critical illness cover

  • Share in Santander’s success by investing in our share plans

Learn more about our benefits and family friendly policies

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We are committed to making sure all our colleagues feel they belong and are supported to succeed. Our customers come from a wide range of backgrounds, and so do our people, so we welcome applications from across society.

You can find out more about how we’re embedding an inclusive culture that encourages our people to bring their full and authentic selves to work on our Inclusion and Belonging page.

A bit more about Santander

At Santander we’re driven by our purpose – to help people and businesses prosper. This means we help customers to create change for themselves and those around them, and we champion businesses to grow sustainably. We do this by always living our values of Simple, Personal and Fair.

At Santander, we each take personal responsibility for managing risk by embracing the I AM Risk framework – to Identify, Assess, Manage and Report risks, and to continuously build a deeper understanding of the risks we face. It is an important part of our culture at Santander, and we will provide you with knowledge to help you manage risks in your role.

What to do next: –

If this sounds like a role you’re interested in, then please apply.

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