Solicitor

Location: London

Purpose

The Solicitor will support and advise on the Company’s commercial, legal and regulatory requirements and will be part of the professional in-house legal service to support the board and senior management in carrying out their legal responsibilities. The Solicitor will help advise the Flood Re business to ensure its activities are conducted in accordance with corporate policies under the appropriate framework of laws, regulations and standards. The successful candidate will be a qualified lawyer with a strong record of accomplishment of advising or working in a financial services regulated environment. The Solicitor will help to identify, assess, monitor, report and advise on all matters of law (excluding employment) but in particular, in relation to the Company’s wide range of commercial contracts.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Research and advise the Company on its rights and obligations with respect to general legal issues including legislative and regulatory issues
  • Review, draft, advise on and negotiate contractual arrangements between the Company and third parties, with regard to its responsibilities and accountability as a public body
  • Support the Company’s corporate governance framework and undertake certain Company Secretarial functions not performed elsewhere
  • Review and advise on corporate communications, policy documents and briefing notes for key meetings between Flood Re’s executive team and key stakeholders (such as Secretary of State, Parliamentary Committees, devolved administrations, regulatory authorities)
  • Assist with Flood Re’s public procurements
  • Provide timely internal and external reporting

Knowledge and Experience

  • Qualified and experienced solicitor (5 years+ pqe or equivalent experience) in private practice / in house.
  • Execllent commercial contract drafting skills
  • Knowledge of financial services / insurance law
  • Reliable judgement and appreciation of legal risk
  • Up to date knowledge of developments in Contract Law practices
  • Excellent communication skills
  • IT skills – MS office including Project, PowerPoint, Word & Excel
  • Excellent orgainsational skills
  • Excellent relationship management, people and inter-personal skills
  • Experience of working and /or influencing without direct supervisory authority would be beneficial

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Why work with Flood Re?

Flood Re is a world first – a collaboration between government and the insurance industry that makes flood cover in household insurance policies more affordable.

You’ll be joining a team of talented individuals from a variety of backgrounds, working to deliver an increasingly important social purpose.

Find out more about our rewarding roles, supportive culture and comprehensive package here.

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