job / legal counsel 12 month contract east central scotland edinburgh 4087
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Legal Counsel - 12 Month Contract - Edinburgh

Legal - Legal
Ref: 4087 Date Posted: Tuesday 23 Oct 2018
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A rare opportunity for a Litigation Solicitor to join this very well known and highly regarded Asset Management firm based in Edinburgh for a 12 month maternity cover contract.

The ideal candidate will have a background in civil litigation procedure as well as a keen interest in developing their experience within an In-House legal team; financial services or fund management experience would also be beneficial but not essential.

The role could be suitable for a Solicitor at the beginning of their career (NQ-2 years) or a Solicitor who is looking to return to the profession following a career break - they would also consider candidates with significantly more PQE as long as you are willing to be flexible.

The successful candidate will sit within the Commercial team and report to the Senior Legal Counsel, the prime responsibility will be to deal with any 3rd party litigation actions against one of the firms custodian banks or one of their investor clients (for example), these could involve class actions covering multi-jurisdictions and so you may be expected to provide witness statements and collate evidence when required. The actions are unlikely to have arisen in Scotland so you would also be involved with instructing external counsel. In addition, you will also gain experience in a range of other commercial areas such as assisting with various ad hoc projects, compliance and commercial contracts.

An excellent salary and benefits package including a guaranteed bonus await.

To find out more, please contact Jill Cowan on 07931 811 330 or apply online.