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Commercial Legal Counsel

£90000 - £110000 per annum Benefits
City London City of London

Managing this Role


Commercial Legal Counsel, London - aiming to be the most trusted payment services provider, making payments effortless; this is a tech-enabled and people-powered organisation in creating 'world-first' products, putting the customer at the forefront of the payments industry.

Employees here are innovators, status-quo shakers and solution creators. If you'd fit this model and have the required experience, look no further!

The Company:

They are among the UK's top 5 (turnover and size) payment providers handling over £12bn transactions every single year.

Over the last year (their parent company has been going since 2009), this business has evolved into a dynamic, product-led business creating their payments products. These are integrated card machines and a transaction monitoring app.

They have industry-leading customer feedback and a five start trust-pilot score - rare in this industry. They are on their next growth phase, to embark on another exciting shift towards a B2B2C model. Over the next year, the business will transform again, readying itself for global growth and product diversification.

The Role

Commercial Legal Counsel - London - You will be a key member of the Legal team, reporting directly to the General Counsel.

The team is looking for a smart, ambitious, driven Commercial Legal Counsel to assist with commercial contracts, governance and in-house policies.

You will need to hit the ground running from the start, so they are looking for self-starters who relish that kind of challenge and pace in helping the business.

You will be involved in legal, commercial and governance-related matters in all aspects and levels of the business, working closely with the Legal and Compliance team, the Procurement team and the wider organisation.


  • There will be a broad range of commercial contracts to negotiate.
  • You will be reviewing and updating their commercial contracts and working with various Execs/internal stakeholders.
  • Handling ongoing diligence of business partners and outsourcing arrangements
  • Work with the General Counsel and Execs on governance and ESG related matters.
  • Work with the marketing team to ensure that copy meets the required legal and regulatory standards.
  • Other legal aspects that may impact an in-house function, for example, matters surrounding commercial litigation, employment law and health and safety.
  • Keeping abreast of legal developments within or outside of the business.

The Requirements:

The role requires strong experience in the commercial contracts, corporate governance and financial services space, gained in private practice from a top law firm, and ideally with some in-house or secondment experience.

  • You will be 4 years PQE (no upper limit)
  • You will be either in private practice or in a relevant in-house role.
  • Close attention to deal, commercial awareness and legal acumen
  • Confidence and interpersonal skills when engaging with all levels of people within a business

What's on offer?

  • A competative salary between £90,000 - £110,000 PAe Benefits
  • Hybrid working from home and the London office
  • A bright future in terms of progression prospects

This is an exciting and unique opportunity for a Legal Counsel to join a leading business in the payments /financial services industry.

Apply now or call Charlie Simpkin at JMC Legal Recruitment for more information.