Legal Counsel

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

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Join us as a Legal Counsel

  • This is a great opportunity to join an innovative team containing both Technology and IP lawyers
  • You'll gain significant exposure across all our franchises as you deliver our legal strategy and ensure the timely and effective delivery of all issues, projects and initiatives
  • This role offers the advantage of a varied and extensive breadth of work, where you’ll find solutions to varied challenges on a wide range of matters

What you'll do

In this critical role, we'll look to you to support the implementation of the bank's innovation programme, by advising on and drafting or negotiating a range of fintech agreements with vendors and bank partners. You'll advise on the bank's restructuring initiatives where they related to our vendors and intellectual property.

You’ll also be managing and coordinating the delivery of legal advice and support across multiple business areas. You'll make sure that your advice is accurate, readily understandable to non-lawyers, delivered at the right time, and remains commercial while minimising legal risks.

Day to day, you’ll be:

  • Managing advisers and stakeholders in successfully delivering the bank’s projects
  • Striving for continuous improvement in the operating practices and processes, including identifying efficiencies, improvements and opportunities to reduce costs
  • Managing legal costs through the use of e-billing, auctions and other tools, and driving a culture of disciplined cost management and controls

The skills you'll need

To join us in this role, you’ll need to be a qualified solicitor with experience of providing legal and commercial advice. You’ll be able to draw on your experience of working with law firms and other professional advisers and have knowledge of current legal issues facing banks.

We’ll also be looking for you to demonstrate:

  • In depth knowledge of general banking law and practice and the financial services industry
  • The ability to build rapport and establish strong relationships, especially with senior colleagues
  • Good commercial awareness and analytical skills
  • A motivation to set and achieve high performance targets

If you need any adjustments to support your application, such as information in alternative formats or special requirements to access our buildings, or if you’re eligible under the please and we’ll do everything we can to help.

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