Legal Counsel - Senior Manager - Permanent - London
EY is a global network of professional services firms engaged in advisory, transaction, assurance and tax services with member firms in over 170 countries worldwide. The UK firm of Ernst & Young LLP has over 700 partners and 17,000 employees. The UK Legal team is well established and highly regarded. Led by our General Counsel, Lisa Cameron, we comprise 20 lawyers supported by 2 paralegals. The UK Legal team also forms part of a Global legal function. The opportunity We have a vacancy for a Senior Manager within our high performing and ambitious in-house legal team. In line with our NextWave Strategy to create long term value as the world’s most trusted, distinctive professional services organisation we are disrupting ourselves for the future, focussing on asset based services, emerging technologies and encouraging and enabling innovation. We enjoy a challenging workload, supporting that Strategy by the prompt delivery of pragmatic, adaptable and commercial legal advice to all levels within our business. Your key responsibilities The work within the UK Legal team is highly varied and covers all legal issues arising from the running of a professional services business. Much of the legal work is at the cutting edge of business practice as the firm constantly finds innovative ways to help our clients’ businesses. This in-house role includes: Regulatory: Contentious and non-contentious, such as providing legal input on compliance and regulatory matters (including the UK’s FRC, FCA and ICAEW) and responding to regulatory inquiries; Litigation: advising and handling claims including amicable settlement of disputes, actively managing the handling of claims by external lawyers; Undertaking internal investigations;General: providing legal advice to the firm’s service lines and its other internal support functions such as real estate and facilities, procurement, finance, HR, IT, knowledge and marketing and the opportunity to be the legal lead on firm-wide projects. Skills and attributes for success Strong team player with excellent negotiation and communication skills. Demonstrable commitment to the attributes of our highest performing teams – focus on results, accepting of accountability, committed, embraces healthy conflict, builds trust.Keeps calm and copes well with conflicting and ever-changing deadlines.Ability to lead, provide a view, take responsibility and ownership of issues, including an ability to take difficult decisions and provide substantiated arguments.Commercial awareness of the business issues facing us as we evolve, coupled with an active desire to get alongside our business, offering legal insight and support. To qualify for the role you must have Approximately 10 or more years of post-qualification experience. Significant experience gained either in a reputable City law firm (or equivalent) and/or in-houseAbility to provide practical legal advice and support with a high degree of professionalism in a fast-paced environment and to establish a high degree of credibility, respect and trust at all levels. Ideally, you’ll also have Proven ability to establish a high degree of credibility, respect and trust at all levels, including with senior members of the firm, some of whom have a considerable understanding of the law. What we look for A self-starter, adept at responding promptly/juggling deadlines who actively looks to build relationships based on trust and confidence. Whatworking at EY offers We offer a competitive remuneration package whereyou’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensiveTotal Rewards package includes support for flexible working and careerdevelopment, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs,covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide rangeof discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we , coaching andfeedback from some of the most engaging colleagues aroundOpportunities to develop newskills and progress your careerThe freedom and flexibilityto handle your role in a way that’s right for you EY iscommitted to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexibleworking arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people,enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to buildyour career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While ourclient-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at timesbe based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you toachieve a lifestyle balance. About EY As a global leader in assurance,tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products,expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. Thatstarts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunitiesand creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long youstay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.PleasenotePriorto finalizing your application, you will be asked to provide personalinformation across several dimensions of diversity and inclusiveness. Theinformation you provide is kept entirely confidential and will not be used toevaluate your candidacy. We collect this data to help us analyse ourrecruitment process holistically and implement actions that promote diversityand inclusiveness. While optional, we encourage you to provide this informationto hold us accountable towards our goal of building a better working world.Read more about our commitment to diversity & inclusiveness here. We ask because itmatters! If youcan confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact usas soon as possible.Join usin building a better working world. Applynow.
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