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End Date Friday 19 April 2024 Salary Range £84,186 - £93,540 We support flexible working – click here for more information on flexible working options Flexible Working Options Hybrid Working, Job Share Job Description Summary...

End Date

Friday 19 April 2024

Salary Range

£84,186 - £93,540

We support flexible working – click here for more information on flexible working options

Flexible Working Options

Hybrid Working, Job Share

Job Description Summary

Lloyds Banking Group is a leading financial services group and the UK’s largest retail bank. We are committed to continue evolving in order to meet the changing needs of our customers.

Job Description

  • JOB TITLE: Corporate Lawyer
  • LOCATION(S): Edinburgh
  • HOURS: Full-time
  • WORKING PATTERN: Our work style is hybrid, which involves spending at least two days per week, or 40% of our time, at one of our office sites.

Want to support the delivery of a range of transactions and projects, helping the Group to grow with purpose and ‘Help Britain Prosper’.

Lloyds Banking Group is a leading financial services group and the UK’s largest retail bank. We are committed to continue evolving in order to meet the changing needs of our customers.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Corporate and M&A legal team as a mid-level lawyer. The team provides corporate legal advice and strategic support on a range of matters including acquisitions and disposals, equity investments, joint ventures, intra-group reorganisations and transactions, company secretarial and corporate governance matters, corporate disclosure and financial reporting requirements. Our team prides itself on providing practical, efficient, solution-focused advice, with support from external law firms where appropriate.

What you’ll need

  • Providing legal advice to internal clients ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and balancing legal risk with commercial need
  • Drafting documentation which is legally compliant and protects the Group’s interests
  • Assisting the instruction and management of panel law firms and development of positive relationships with external lawyers
  • Navigating the numerous key corporate legal requirements applying to the Group, particularly the Companies Act, Listing Rules, Market Abuse Regime and Takeover Code
  • Assisting with and negotiating transaction documentation in conjunction with internal clients such to manage and mitigate legal risk, in line with market practice
  • Challenging, advising and influencing the business on legal issues and developments to protect the interests of the Group and deliver on its purpose
  • Reporting on legal and governance practices and applicable codes and recommending solutions as required
  • Assisting with coordination of legal workstream activity on projects and collaborating effectively with colleagues in other teams on relevant legal, regulatory and governance issues
  • Participating in legal and commercial negotiations with third parties to help deliver advantageous outcomes
  • Developing relationships with key internal clients and colleagues

So what about you!

You'll be a UK-qualified lawyer with at least 4 years’ PQE. Experience of in-house environment and financial services is preferred, but not crucial. You'll have experience from private practice advising on a range of corporate and company law matters including acquisitions and disposals, corporate finance matters including Fintech equity investments, joint ventures, intra-group reorganisations and other transactions. You’ll be able to work collaboratively in a team, delivering at pace with a passion for continuous learning and development

About working for us

Our focus is to ensure we're inclusive every day, building an organisation that reflects modern society and celebrates diversity in all its forms. We want our colleagues to feel that they belong and can be their best, regardless of background, identity or culture. We’re disability confident. So if you’d like reasonable adjustments to be made to our recruitment processes, just let us know.

We also offer a wide-ranging benefits package, which includes:

  • A generous pension contribution of up to 15%
  • An annual performance-related bonus
  • Share schemes including free shares
  • Benefits you can adapt to your lifestyle, such as discounted shopping
  • 30 days’ holiday, with bank holidays on top
  • A variety of wellbeing initiatives and generous parental leave policies

Do you want to do amazing work, that’s exciting and makes a difference to millions of people? Join our journey!

We're driven by a clear purpose; Helping Britain Prosper. Our colleagues are passionate about making a difference to customers, businesses and communities.

We're focused on creating a values-led culture and are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve. Together we’re building a truly inclusive workplace where everyone is able to make a real difference!

If you're excited by the thought of becoming part of our team, get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

At Lloyds Banking Group, we're driven by a clear purpose; to help Britain prosper. Across the Group, our colleagues are focused on making a difference to customers, businesses and communities. With us you'll have a key role to play in shaping the financial services of the future, whilst the scale and reach of our Group means you'll have many opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

We keep your data safe. So, we'll only ever ask you to provide confidential or sensitive information once you have formally been invited along to an interview or accepted a verbal offer to join us which is when we run our background checks.  We'll always explain what we need and why, with any request coming from a trusted Lloyds Banking Group person. 

We're focused on creating a values-led culture and are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve. Together we’re building a truly inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference.

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