Knowledge Development Lawyer - Financial Regulations

South East England
02 Sep 2017
19 Sep 2017
Contract Type
The Team BLP is one of the only leading London law firms to have a fully integrated contentious and non-contentious financial services practice, incorporating other practice specialisms including antitrust, corporate crime and data security. As the regulators' supervisory powers continue to increase, we think that the distinction between advisory work and defence work is eroding. As a result, our advisory lawyers work alongside our contentious regulation lawyers on a daily basis, to leverage each other's experience in delivering the best advice to our clients. The Opportunity This is an excellent opportunity to help the Financial Regulation Group to win new clients, develop its relationships with core clients and raise its external profile more generally, by identifying topics for/drafting thought leadership pieces and seminars and designing know-how products to market to clients. Who we're looking for The successful candidate will be a mid- to senior level Financial Regulation lawyer (whether currently a professional support lawyer (PSL) or senior associate seeking a change). Contentious experience would be helpful but is not a pre-requisite. Non-PSL candidates will need to show their aptitude for knowledge development and will have had some experience within their fee-earning role such as delivering client training or producing written knowledge materials. You will also have experience of advising on the development and implementation of new regulation and legislation at both UK (FCA and PRA) and EU levels. You will be familiar with using legal research tools (including online sources such as LexisNexisButterworths, Westlaw, PLC). To be successful, you will have the gravitas to win the respect of the partners and be able to establish a rapport with legal staff at all levels within the firm, as well as facilitate and coordinate the assistance of fee-earners in KM activities. What's in it for you Making sure our people feel valued is part of our everyday culture, ensuring that they are rewarded is part of our everyday work too. From 25 days holiday per year to private medical insurance, pensions, charity schemes and a whole host of other flexible benefits, you can rest assured that we've got your best interests covered. Join BLP, and you'll discover an environment unlike any other law firm with an open door policy that helps to deliver real results. Your career is important to us, as the more our people develop getting closer to their potential, the more successful our firm is. So ensuring that the training we offer is exactly what you need is essential. Lawyers, PA's and business services experts - everyone here has access to tailored learning to suit their skills and ambitions. Apply online by following the 'Apply for this role' link, using either your CV or LinkedIn profile. About BLP We are an international law firm renowned for our innovative approach to high quality, commercial, legal advice support for clients around the world. Our vision is to be the most respected law firm. We will achieve this through always exceeding our client's expectations and being a better place to work than our competitors. We have expertise across 70 legal disciplines and our commitment to exceptional service means our clients can expect more than just our technical excellence when we work with them. Our international offering is an important part of our commitment to our clients and through our emerging markets focus and preferred firm network we are able to support them wherever they do business. All this is possible because the quality of our people. Part of our core vision is to be a better place to work than our competitors and we are committed to attracting and retaining the best talent. We embrace diversity by promoting and sustaining an open, inclusive and supportive working environment. Agencies Please note that the BLP Group has preferred agency agreements in place with a number of agencies. Any speculative applications should be sent to our HR Resourcing team at and not directly to line managers or employees. The BLP Group will not be responsible for any fees related to speculative applications unless specifically agreed in writing. Disclosure As a regulated firm of solicitors, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP ("BLP") is required to undertake appropriate vetting of staff. In addition to completion, by applicants who accept a job offer, of a regulatory questionnaire, BLP uses a specialist provider to undertake professional verification and background checks (including through electronic data sources, and directly with employers and professional bodies/regulators) on our behalf. We will also undertake certain verifications ourselves. BLP adopts a risk-based approach to its vetting procedures, which are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with its legal and regulatory obligations. For further details, please see our recruitment website:

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