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4 months ago
Bond Dickinson
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: Company Secretary Jobs


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Banking and Financial Services


Legal Secretary (Banking & Financial Services) - London

We are looking to recruit a Secretary into our Banking & Financial Services team in London on a full-time basis, whilst also supporting an Employment Partner.

What are we looking for?

For this role you will need experience of working in a fast-paced commercial law firm environment, have first class IT skills, an eye for detail, excellent organisation skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines.

What do the team do?

The financial services team acts across all areas of non-contentious financial services. We advise on the retail distribution of financial services products and have particular expertise in the documentation, promotion and distribution of retail financial services products including consumer credit, insurance and regulated mortgages.

We also offer advice on legal and compliance issues arising under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, the PRA Rulebook, FCA Handbook, the Payment Services Regulations, the Consumer Credit Act, the Electronic Money Regulations and a range of European regulations. In addition we cover wholesale products and arrangements including investment management agreements, custody arrangements, funds, platforms and MiFID/MiFID II. Our clients include private and retail banks, global financial institutions, major insurers and some of the UK's largest providers of financial products. Our team also advises regulated and unregulated clients on compliance with financial crime prevention laws.

What will the role involve?

Typing, dictation and document work, as you would expect, alongside keeping on top of multiple diaries, organising meetings, travel and accommodation as necessary. There'll be some work around client billing, including preparation of bills and assisting with client reporting using excel spreadsheets. You will also have responsibility for file maintenance, both electronic and paper-based. You'll be working as part of a team of secretaries, so the ability work cohesively with other essential.

Who are Womble Bond Dickinson?

We're a full-service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle. In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. We're very excited about this new development.

Our location in London is fantastic, situated right on the bank of the Thames with views of Tower Bridge. All our offices are pretty impressive and looked after by our great Facilities and Guest Services team and our forward thinking IT team are always updating our IT systems. As you'd expect in a firm our size, you'll receive a comprehensive benefits package which you can manage personally.

But most of all – it's our people and culture that make it a great place to work.

What happens next?

If this sounds like a role that you can do then we want to hear from you. Please follow the instructions to make a formal application on our website – just a few contact detail questions and then upload your CV and covering letter. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with me on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter (@WBD_CareersUK) to keep up to date with all of our opportunities. We also have a Facebook page (javascript:void(0);)


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