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Legal Counsel - Retail Banking - International Bank

  • Location: England
  • £ Salary: Negotiable per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 12 months ago

  • Sector: Financial Services
  • Contact: Patrick Waugh
  • Expiry Date: 31 March 2023
  • Job Ref: JN -022023-477501

Hydrogen are working on an exciting opportunity with a leading international bank who are looking to hire a retail banking lawyer to join their highly regarded legal team as a Legal Counsel. The successful candidate will provide legal advice and support to the retail banking business, with a particular focus on Payments and Cash Management regulation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal advice on regulatory and compliance issues related to retail banking, with a focus on Payments and Cash Management regulation.
  • Review and advise on customer-facing documentation, including terms and conditions, product agreements, and marketing materials.
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders, including product, operations, and risk teams, to provide legal input on new product development and roll-out.
  • Keep up-to-date with relevant laws and regulations affecting retail banking and provide guidance to the business accordingly.


  • Admitted to practice as a solicitor in England & Wales with ideally 2 - 6 years PQE gained in-house or within private practice.
  • Experience advising on retail banking regulation, with a particular focus on Payments and Cash Management.
  • Strong knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations, including PSD2, Open Banking, and SWIFT.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with internal stakeholders and external counsel.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and mitigate legal risks.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

If you would like to find out more on a confidential basis, please express your interest via this page or email Please rest assured that all enquiries will be received in the strictest confidence and no personal details will be shared with any other party without your express consent.

*PQE stated is purely a guide and for those who can demonstrate required skills for the role and fall outside of this PQE range are encouraged to apply..