Graduate Role Profile

Trainee – Legal & Transaction Management

What is
Legal &
The Legal and Transaction Management Division is involved in advising the company on a wide range of commercial and transactional documents which include potentially litigious situations. This Division is also responsible for the corporate governance of the Company. 
What is the role? As a Legal and Transaction Management trainee you will gain wide ranging experience of how a financial business is conducted from general principles through to transactional documentation. The team manages high volumes of documents and agreements, and you will assist in numerous projects and reviews including issues such as data verification for risk data aggregation (RDA) purposes. You will also support team members on a transactional basis to ease workflows in peak periods.  

How will it
suit me?

You will be part of a long-established, professional team with a wide variety of responsibilities. You will be provided with training and guidance to ensure that you obtain a broad understanding of how a financial business is conducted. Our aim is that you will emerge with technical competence but also, that you will obtain an understanding of the underlying legal and commercial principles.  There will be regular interaction with experienced professionals across the firm which will require excellent written and verbal communication. You will need to be comfortable both working individually and as part of a small team.
What do you expect from me? You need to be able to demonstrate a strong interest and ability to process legal and commercial documentation, and be comfortable with technical language. You should be skilled at writing accurate and concise reports and be able to undertake analysis that draws on various sources. A particular understanding of, or interest in financial markets would be advantageous.  
And what qualifications do I need? We will consider a relevant degree having regard for the above, however it is likely that you will have, or be predicted to have, a 2:1 or above in Law or have successfully completed a relevant conversion course. If you are successful, we will support you to study for a CISI or other appropriate professional qualification.