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Legal Counsel

Job Description

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Specialist Lawyer to join our Retail, Wealth & Business Banking legal team to support our mortgage division.

In this role you will act as a contact within Legal for product lifecycle from innovation, development and delivery to specific product advice primarily focussing on our mortgage division.

The difference you'll make.

  • Providing high quality legal support for Santander UK's retail banking business - in particular on mortgage matters

  • Effectively managing legal risk and reports in line with organisational and departmental requirements

  • Providing concise and easily understandable legal advice on medium to complex subject matters

  • Liaising with appropriate business areas to ensure that matters are appropriately supported within Legal and best practices shared with wider teams

  • Building effective and lasting relationships with all stakeholders

Candidate Description

  • Must hold either a current Solicitor Practising Certificate for England and Wales or be fully admitted to the English Bar or hold a Scottish or foreign jurisdiction capable of conversion

  • Experience and working knowledge of the UK regulatory framework for financial products and services is essential - this includes good knowledge of mortgage law and FCA conduct rules (especially MCOB), and developing Consumer Duty obligations

    It would also be nice for you to have.

  • Sound working knowledge of all aspects of regulated banking together with a thorough understanding of the retail, wealth and business banking business, its drivers, challenges and market practices with specific focus on consumer credit matters (especially CCA regulated lending fixed-sum personal loans and documentation requirements)

  • Understanding of regulatory requirements for digital retail product delivery and execution

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to complete outputs for different audiences, including senior management

Application Description

If there's anything we can do in the recruitment process to help you achieve your best, get in touch. Whether it's a copy of our application form in another format or additional assistance, we're available through telephone, email, or face to face. You can contact us at or call 0870 414 9080.

Employer Description

At Santander we're driven by our purpose - to help people and businesses prosper. This means we help customers to create change for themselves and those around them, and we champion businesses to grow sustainably. We do this by always living our values of Simple, Personal and Fair.

At Santander, we each take personal responsibility for managing risk by embracing the I AM Risk framework - to Identify, Assess, Manage and Report risks, and to continuously build a deeper understanding of the risks we face. It is an important part of our culture at Santander, and we will provide you with knowledge to help you manage risks in your role.