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Lawyer - Litigation & Contentious Regulatory Team

Employer
Lloyds Banking Group
Location
Chester, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
9 Mar 2024

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Job Details

End Date
Friday 08 March 2024

Salary Range
£84,186 - £93,540

We support agile working - click here for more information on agile working options.

Agile Working Options
Hybrid Working, Job Share

Job Description Summary
This is an exciting opportunity to join us. We’re looking for a conscientious and proactive Lawyer to join our Litigation & Contentious Regulatory (LCR) team, part of the wider Legal & Secretariat (L&S) division. This is a rare opportunity for a highly motivated individual to work in a supportive in-house litigation and contentious team.

Job Description
  • JOB TITLE: Lawyer - Litigation & Contentious Regulatory Team
  • LOCATION: Chester, Bristol, Edinburgh, Halifax, Leeds or London
  • HOURS: Full Time
  • WORKING PATTERN: This role involves spending up to 2 days a week, or 40% of your time at one of our offices.


This is an exciting opportunity to join us. We’re looking for a conscientious and proactive Lawyer to join our Litigation & Contentious Regulatory (LCR) team, part of the wider Legal & Secretariat (L&S) division. This is a rare opportunity for a highly motivated individual to work in an encouraging in-house litigation and contentious team.

At Lloyds Banking Group, we have a clear purpose; to help Britain prosper and to become the best Financial Services provider for our customers. Through our brands, our Group has a relationship with just about every household and community in the UK. We underpin the lives of millions of individuals and businesses, and play a key role in helping to build a growing UK economy.

You'll join the LCR Agile team as a Lawyer. Initially, you’ll predominantly support on the ongoing motor commission and PPI related litigation and contentious project work. The role involves leading and handling a caseload of important and high-profile volume litigation matters, advising senior customers on industry significant strategic decision making, and contributing to wider LCR team and L&S division pivotal initiatives. You'll work closely with business and operations colleagues and provide pro-active, pragmatic, and commercially aware advice. The role also offers the opportunity, in future, to support on litigation and contentious matters on a wider Group basis.

You'll work collaboratively as part of an encouraging team. This will involve working with others, including the LCR Heads of Litigation, the LCR General Counsel, and colleagues from within the wider LCR team and L&S division.

This role will provide you with an outstanding opportunity to further your ongoing personal and professional development.

What we need from you

Key responsibilities:

  • Initially, deliver litigation and contentious support for the motor commission and PPI projects within the Group.
  • Working collaboratively with peers, as well as more senior and more junior colleagues, you'll be the responsible for leading all aspects of your caseload, including strategic case management, briefing and influencing key senior stakeholders, and leading external panel law firms.
  • Support business areas in identifying and resolving legal risks.
  • Act as legal representative in business/divisional projects, supporting other team members and non-contentious legal colleagues.
  • Identify and develop protocols to improve the efficiency of litigation and contentious regulatory management.
  • Supervise and mentor more junior team members.


Capabilities:

We need someone legally qualified in England & Wales, Scotland, or with an equivalent legal qualification, and with a current legal practising certificate. We want someone with an excellent understanding of dispute resolution, with previous experience as a litigator in a law firm and/or in-house, ideally in the banking and financial services sector.

You’ll also need a sound understanding of the legal, technical, and procedural factors affecting contentious matters. Other key capabilities include:
  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate ideas, risks, and strategies - both orally and in written form.
  • Ability to build trusting and collaborative relationships.
  • Strong organisational skills and good attention to detail.


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 people to feel that they belong and can be their best, regardless of background, identity or culture. We were one of the first major organisations to set goals on diversity in senior roles, create a menopause health package, and a dedicated Working with Cancer initiative. And it’s why we especially welcome applications from under-represented groups. 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 range of wellbeing initiatives and generous parental leave policies


Want to do amazing work, that’s interesting and makes a difference to millions of people? Join our journey!

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.

Company

We’re creating an organisation that attracts, retains and develops the best talent in the industry, and one that openly embraces diversity too. But more than that – we want to be a great place to work. We invest in our people, offering the best training and coaching, and by encouraging them to contribute to our leading corporate and social responsibility practices. We offer flexible working hours and days, under our Work Options scheme. This means that you can have a challenging and rewarding career, and still have an ideal work/life balance.

Flexible working is at the heart of our strategy. We’re re-imagining where, when, and how our people work, with new approaches designed to meet the ever-changing needs of customers and colleagues. These include increasing our use of remote-working tools and technology, as well as placing less reliance on a 9-to-5 mindset. For many of our office-based colleagues, we work in hybrid ways which involves spending at least two days per week or 40% of their time at one of our office sites.

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