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Legal Counsel: Business Banking

Posted 17 Jun 2024
Work experience
0 to 2 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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As a Barclays Legal Counsel - Business Banking, you will work with existing members of the Barclays UK Legal team to provide support and legal advice on all aspects of Barclays’ current and proposed product offerings within Business Banking. You will work independently and flexibly, across a range of products and services, in order to identify and manage risk, and to plan for change brought about by developing regulation.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, established in 1690, with a legacy of success, quality, and innovation. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

At Barclays, we offer a hybrid working experience that blends the positives of working alongside colleagues at our onsite locations, together with working from home. We have a structured approach where colleagues work at an onsite location on fixed, ‘anchor’, days of the week, for a minimum of two days a week or more, as set by the business area (or nearest equivalent if working part-time hours). Please discuss the working pattern requirements for the role you are applying for with the hiring manager. Please note that as we continue to embed our hybrid working environment, we remain in a test and learn phase, which means that working arrangements may be subject to change on reasonable notice to ensure we meet the needs of our business.

What will you be doing?

Advising on a Banking Transformation programme, looking to reshape core regulated banking services in the UK

Leading on negotiations with a third-party partner in order to offer market leading SME customer propositions

Advising on the implementation of the FCA’s Consumer Duty

Advising on BUK Business Banking’s sustainability strategy (including financing the transition for our customer base)

Advising on all aspects of the different UK Government lending schemes introduced in response to Covid-19

Providing consistently excellent, pragmatic and commercial legal advice with appropriate supervision and support from line manager

Adhering consistently to risk and control policies including communicating, advising on and escalating legal and regulatory risks

What we’re looking for:

Solicitor or barrister qualified in the UK or equivalent commonwealth jurisdiction

Technical expertise in Business Banking regulation (or Corporate / Retail Banking with a view to transferring)

Experience of working in a law firm and/or in-house with a financial services organisa-tion

Solid background in remediation

Skills that will help you in the role:

Experience of advising on EU regulation (for example, Consumer Credit, Data Protec-tion)

Experience in strategic projects

Excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills

Where will you be working?
Our new state-of-the-art Campus, right in the heart of Glasgow is a hub of creative collaboration. A place where everyone can bring their true selves to work and reach their full potential. Home to 5,000 of our colleagues, our Tradeston campus will support the community in more ways than one - by creating thousands of new career opportunities and celebrating local artists. A short walk from Central Station on the south of the Clyde, it will be a key location for the Barclays business that will deepen our ties with the city and its communities.#LI-Hybrid

Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for 48 million customers and clients worldwide.

Finance & Banking
55,000 employees