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Financial Regulation Associate

£110000 - £130000 per annum Negotiable Benefits
City London City of London

Managing this Role


Charlie Simpkin

Associate Director - London
0203 865 2113

Financial Regulation Associate: Join this leading practice at the cutting edge of the ever-changing Regulatory landscape. You will have at least 4 years PQE with experience working for a regulator or another leading law firm.

The Firm

This is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation as being a market leader and being ahead of the curve regarding technology.

They have systems which ensure they offer a first-class service to their client base. They now stand at over 2500 lawyers operating from many different locations across the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

The firm has significant international credentials in global energy, infrastructure, financial services, advanced manufacturing, and technology.

You will be joining a Top 20 firm which has achieved more tier 1 rankings in the Legal 500 than any other firm; the Financial Regulation practice recognised as one of the most innovative law firms in Europe.

The Team

This expert team of lawyers provide regulatory advice to financial institutions and other businesses including banks, investment managers, building societies, life and non-life insurance companies, trading platforms, stockbrokers, corporate financiers, intermediaries (including networks), payment services firms, small investment banks, custodians, and pension houses.

Financial Services is a strong focus for the firm and is currently one of their top 5 sectors across the globe.

The Role

This Top 20 firm is seeking a 4 PQE non-contentious financial services lawyer to join their team in the City of London.

The ideal candidate would have experience of both consumer finance and payments matters and be a lawyer who is at least 4 years PQE at another law firm or the regulator, however the firm has expressed that they would also be interested in candidates with in-house experience.

Duties and experienced:

  • You'll require a detailed knowledge of the Consumer Credit Act 1974, secondary legislation, the FCA's rules in the Consumer Credit sourcebook and relevant industry guidance;
  • the Payment Services Regulations 2017 and the Electronic Money Regulations 2011;
  • cryptoassets, stablecoins and the use of distributed ledger technology in payments;
  • the regime under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 for regulated mortgage contracts;
  • whether the clients are carrying on regulated activities in the UK or internationally;
  • how the clients can become authorised and deal with changes to their regulatory position;
  • how the clients can communicate financial promotions and distribute products and services;
  • dealing with regulatory change, for example the Consumer Duty, changes to the FCA rules for appointed representatives and HMT's reforms of the regulatory environment for buy-now pay-later providers;
  • the interpretation of the FCA and PRA's rules (including the various Conduct of Business rulebooks; Supervision; Senior Management Arrangements, Systems & Controls; Capital requirements; and Client Money and Custody rules);
  • the acquisition or disposal of FCA/PRA regulated firms and the scope of the controllers regime;
  • drafting terms of business for consumer credit and payment products and services;
  • supporting contentious regulatory colleagues in relation to regulatory investigations.


  • You will be non-contentious Financial Services Regulatory Lawyer with at least 4 years PQE to work in their City of London office
  • You will have good experience of working for a highly regarded firm, regulator or in-house legal team.
  • A strong technical knowledge is essential.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an International, Top 20 firm based in the City of London. The role comes with a good salary, benefits and considering they are known for internal promotions, there is plenty of opportunities to progress.

Apply now for confidential consideration, or call Charlie Simpkin at JMC Legal Recruitment for a discrete conversation.