17 May

Legal Officer Jobs Vacancy at Standard Bank Jersey

Position
Legal Officer
Company
Standard Bank
Location
Jersey ENG
Opening
17 May, 2018 8 days ago

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Legal Officer Jobs Vacancy at Standard Bank Jersey Jobs Details:

Legal: guidance across all areas and geographies to ensure: every transaction is appropriately negotiated, documented and implemented, losses arising from litigation are minimised, and legal issues carrying negative reputational consequences are avoided.

Job Purpose


Attend timeously to legal queries and ensure quality delivery of legal documents across business lines (International Personal Banking (IPB), Wealth & Investment (W&I) and Corporate and Business Banking (CBB) and Enabling Functions in line with the relevant banking practices and procedures. General support to the Head of Legal in day to day operations of the WIN Legal function, including projects, governance, record keeping and departmental management.


Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities


Legal departmental work


  • To ensure quality and timely delivery of legal department documentation.
  • Attendance at committee meetings and ensure active and solution orientated participation in relation to legal matters arising.
  • Conduct legal research on issues relevant to legal risk management as identified from time to time.
  • Communication of legal updates on all new legislations, new bills (prior to being adopted), case law, affecting the Bank to the team and to internal stakeholders (where relevant).

Ensure accurate and comprehensive drafting/vetting of agreements


  • Drafting, vetting and producing various legal documents including confidentiality agreements, indemnities and waivers, notices, various service level agreements with service providers.
  • Pro-actively identify, understand, mitigate and effectively manage legal risk by, amongst others, ensuring that contractual arrangements are valid, binding and enforceable, property rights are not infringed, unintended liability to others are not incurred.

Provide legal assistance on all litigation matters involving the bank


  • Assist Line Manager in the management of litigation cases against the Bank by undertaking efficient legal research, reviewing pleadings, briefing of witnesses and preparation for court hearings and liaising with external lawyers in order ultimately to achieve the best outcome for the Bank.
  • Adhere with process of appointing external counsel.

Comply with Standard Bank Group and the Bank’s legal policies, guidelines, frameworks and processes from time to time.


  • Comply with Standard Bank Group and the WIN’s legal policies, guidelines, frameworks and processes from time to time.
  • Assist in preparing legal items paper for tabling at various committees

Establish positive working relationships with internal and group stakeholders and assist with legal reporting


  • Ensure proper coordination with all stakeholders.
  • Ensure adequate engagement with relevant stakeholder before finalizing legal documents and/or addressing legal queries.
  • Co-ordinate legal, support function and business concerns in a solution-orientated manner to close deals/transactions.
  • Establish positive working relationships with internal and group stakeholders.
  • Support legal training to business units with the aim of creating legal awareness of legal risks within the business units and controls required for mitigation of same.

General


  • Upskilling of self by gaining the required technical skills
  • Maintain highest professional standards at all times.



Preferred Qualification and Experience


Requirements Qualifications

Formal minimum qualification 1*

Law degree/ LLB


Other qualifications, certifications or professional memberships

Law degree/ The Department Head is open to a successful candidate working towards this qualification in the role subject to holding preferred qualification 1


Experience

Experience required 1*

Job Function: Financial Services

Job Family: Banking

Years: 4+ Years

Experience Description: Experience in a banking or other financial services environment



Experience required 2


Job Function: Financial Services

Job Family: Banking

Years: 1-2 Years

Experience Description: Exposure to Legal drafting or regulatory analysis



Knowledge/Technical Skills/Expertise


Business area: Products BUs (International Personal Banking, International Wealth & Investment and Corporate & Business Banking), Enabling Functions, Group Legal Teams and SBSA Wealth legal team

Job: Legal advisory services

Nature of relationship: Contribute to their service delivery

Sphere of influence: Impact the individual business lines (IPB, IWI or CBB)

Description or examples: Receiving inputs and approvals in respect of SLAs rom business leads.


Role type of external contact: Various stakeholders - External Counsels, contractual counterparties.

Nature of relationship: Manage the relationship

Description or examples: Establishing and maintaining a good working relationship with external stakeholders.


Working Conditions 1: International Travel may be required

Working Conditions 2: Regular overtime may be required

Physical Requirements 1: Open plan office


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