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In-House Lawyer- Dispute Resolution - Edinburgh

Dispute Resolution - In-House
Ref: 491 Date Posted: Thursday 29 Feb 2024

Unique opportunity for a Dispute Resolution Lawyer to make the move in-house and join a modern and innovative financial services company- this role can be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow and hybrid-working also available.

Role Profile:

  • The role will provide legal support to manage dispute/ potential dispute related issues (pre-litigation), and largely on pension administration and actuarial matters.
  • You will act as an internal consultant- advising and working with people at all levels of the business. 
  • Provide pragmatic legal advice on any dispute/potential dispute related issues escalated to the legal team (whether in relation to the services we provide or disputes with suppliers or other third parties). This includes providing legal input where required on any complaints or potential complaints going through pension scheme Internal Dispute Resolution Procedures and/or involving the Pensions Ombudsman and/or Financial Ombudsman Service.
  • Provide legal advice on any data breaches- working with the Data Protection Officer, other members of the legal team and Data Breach Response Team as required.
  • Work closely with business stakeholders to understand the background to issues, direct investigations as required and provide clear recommendations for resolution.
  • Liaise with internal governance groups as required to highlight themes and trends, provide advice, recommend resolution, and build consensus.
  • Be the “go-to” person for certain internal teams (e.g. our third party administration Quality Assurance team).
  • Build relationships and work with external legal firms.
  • Provide notifications, updates, and reports to our insurers.
  • Prepare monthly finance reporting in relation to claims provisioning.
  • Keep abreast of legal developments (e.g. in relation to legal privilege, Pensions Ombudsman or Financial Services Ombudsman guidance) and recommend and implement change to reflect such developments.
  • Draft best practice notes on topical issues for use across the firm, develop and maintain processes, policies, guidance, and templates and carry out training.

Candidate Requirements:

  • A qualified Solicitor, experienced paralegal, or experienced legal executive in Scotland or England.
  • Relevant practice based and/or in-house experience in managing disputes.
  • Experience of FCA regulated environment or financial services or professional services firm would be an advantage but not essential.
  • Exposure to the pensions or wider financial services industry- beneficial but not essential. 
  • Experience of the Pensions Ombudsman/Financial Ombudsman Service- beneficial but not essential. 
  • Experience/knowledge of actuarial professional standards- beneficial but not essential. 
  • Experience/knowledge of FCA rules and requirements- beneficial but not essential. 

On Offer:

On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package and the chance to move in-house and join a dynamic organisation.

To Apply:

To discuss this role in confidence, to request the full job description or to apply, please contact: 

David Thomson, Director

Glasgow: 0141 244 0260

Edinburgh: 0131 450 7164

Email: david@thomsonlrc.com