Thursday , April 18 2024

HSBC Jobs Near Me – Senior Legal Counsel

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Some careers open more doors than others.

Are you looking for a career that will unlock new opportunities? Join HSBC and experience the possibilities! Whether you want a career that could take you to the top, or simply take you in an exciting new direction, HSBC is a Global bank which offers opportunities, support and rewards that will take you further.

We are looking for a Senior Legal Counsel- Private Bank & Wealth to join the HSBC UK Legal Team. The purpose of the role is to provide legal advice, guidance and support to the HSBC Private Banking and Wealth businesses in the UK to ensure that the Group’s exposure to legal risk is managed

HSBC UK Legal plays an important role in protecting the Group’s reputation by helping to future-proof the organisation through the provision of robust and comprehensive legal advice to senior management, business lines and functions. Whether it is giving advice about products which help vulnerable people, innovative new payment products, simplifying our Ts & Cs and making them accessible, or supporting regulatory change, our advice and experience is very much appreciated and we are treated as an integral part of teams which wants to get things done.

You will:

  • Provide counsel and legal support on a variety of legal matters, or in a specialist area, including matters that may be complex or may have some impact;
  • To be considered to be a trusted adviser to the business by ensuring that commercially sensitive, pragmatic and practical legal support and advice is provided in a cost-effective manner;
  • Provide support and guidance to the PB & Wealth businesses with regard to legal risks arising in jobholder’s area of expertise/responsibility;
  • Provide prompt, commercial, practical and sometimes complex (under supervision) and / or specialized legal advice to PB & Wealth business;
  • Be proactive in the provision of legal support and in advising the business promptly of material legal developments and their implications;
  • Ensure senior legal management is fully briefed on major issues arising in relevant business area and major legislative changes in area of expertise.


The ideal candidate will be / have:

  • A qualified lawyer with PQE and demonstrable financial services experience gained within a financial institution and/or private practice;
  • English law knowledge and experience, ideally in the context of investment business/wealth management but banking and/or credit would also be considered, preferably with retail/consumer experience and a working knowledge of the laws in the major jurisdictions in which HSBC operates is highly desirable;
  • UK regulatory experience in one of these fields is also an advantage;
  • Knowledge of the HSBC Group corporate structures, its business and personnel and a clear understanding of HSBC’s corporate culture;
  • Experience of providing prompt and practical legal guidance, dealing with ambiguity, considering various perspectives and taking responsibility for the outcomes such as potential long term risks and implications.

The base location for the role is 1 Centenary Square, Birmingham or Cork Street London. Hybrid working applies.

You’ll achieve more when you join HSBC.

At HSBC we look to enable our employees to better balance their work / life priorities and have the flexibility required to meet challenging needs as they progress through different life stages! Where possible we will consider the following flexible working options: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, and working from home and staggered hours. If in considering a role with HSBC, you have a need for some flexibility in your working arrangements please discuss this with the recruitment team in the early stages of the application process.

As a business operating in markets all around the world, we believe diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why HSBC is committed to being an inclusive employer and encourages applications from all suitably qualified applicants irrespective of ethnicity, religion, age, physical or mental disability/long term health condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by local law in the jurisdictions in which we operate. Within the work place you will have access to various employee resource groups which aim to promote and achieve a healthy work / life balance and support our diversity ambitions. HSBC has in place processes in order to avoid nepotism, which means to avoid creating circumstances in which the appearance or possibility of conflicts of interest may exist within the hiring process.

We want everyone to be able to fulfil their potential which is why we provide a range of flexible working arrangements and family friendly policies.

Recruitment Helpdesk:

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +44 2078328500

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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