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In-house Lawyer

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About the Role

Our client is a leading independent bridging finance provider based in the United Kingdom. With a strong presence in the market, they specialise in offering fast and flexible bridging loans and buy-to-let mortgages to our valued intermediaries and clients.

The purpose of the In-House Lawyer role is to play a central role in safeguarding the legal integrity of the operations while contributing to strategic growth. Working closely with the General Counsel, you will be responsible for a diverse range of legal matters, including transactional work, recoveries, litigation, and compliance.

Key Responsibilities:
• Work closely with our General Counsel and Legal Team on various legal matters.
• Assist in the development and implementation of legal strategies to support business objectives.
• Act as a key contributor to the overall legal function, participating in strategic decision-making processes.
• Interact with a range of London law firms, managing relationships and ensuring the institution's interests are effectively represented.
• Challenge and defend the best interests of the business in legal discussions and negotiations.
• Ensure that the business's lending practices align with regulatory requirements.
• Conduct thorough legal due diligence on potential lending transactions.
• Identify and assess legal risks associated with lending transactions, proposing and implementing effective risk mitigation strategies.
• Provide guidance to internal teams on legal and regulatory compliance matters.
• Stay informed about changes in relevant laws and regulations affecting the lending industry.
• Lead and manage a broad spectrum of transactional matters, focusing on bridging loans and buy-to-let mortgages.
• Draft, review, and negotiate intricate legal documents, ensuring they align with regulatory requirements and industry best practices.
• Work with internal stakeholders to structure and execute transactions efficiently, contributing to the success of our lending activities.
• Manage and, when necessary, lead litigation efforts related to lending activities, collaborating closely with external counsel.
• Assist with the Recoveries and Collection team, working strategically to safeguard the business's interests in cases of default.
• Manage and, when necessary, lead litigation efforts related to lending activities.
• Respond to inquiries and assist in preparing regulatory reports as required.
Ref: 52097217


Role Requirements:

·        3+ to 5+ years of post-qualification experience in lending, with a strong emphasis on real estate finance.

·        Proven track record of representing lenders and/or borrowers in complex transactions.

·        Proactive mindset, capable of identifying legal risks and proposing strategic solutions.

·        Qualified Solicitor in the UK & Wales.

·        Strong team player with a keen attention to detail.

·        Demonstrated critical thinking abilities and a commercial mindset.

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