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Senior Lawyer

£65000 - £67627 per annum
Hybrid working - London based

Job description

Morgan Hunt has partnered with the Pensions Ombudsman to recruit 2 permanent Senior Lawyers.

Job Title: Senior Lawyer

Salary: £67,626

Location: Hybrid working

Contract: Permanent


The Pensions Ombudsman has a number of exciting opportunities for Senior Lawyers to join our team. We are based in Canary Wharf, but you will be able to work remotely for a number of days each week. We have a number of permanent and fixed-term roles available. In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £67,626 per annum plus substantial benefits including flexible working, defined benefit pension scheme and 27.5 days annual leave.


Who are we?

As a totally independent body, we investigate and make decisions when someone has been unable to resolve a complaint about how their pension has been managed. Our service is free, but we have legal powers to make decisions that are final, binding and enforceable in court.


About the role of our legal team

You will be part of an expanding in-house legal team that acts as primary legal advisers to all staff including the Ombudsman, the Executive Committee, and Corporate Board.

In the coming year, The Pensions Ombudsman is expecting to take on more complaints concerning alleged dishonesty by pension scheme trustees which resulted in significant losses for the scheme. There may be an opportunity for you to work on these complex, challenging cases, particularly if you have regulatory prosecution, investigation, or enforcement experience.


Key responsibilities

You will have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of work including:

  • Providing legal advice to caseworkers to ensure decisions are consistent, based on sound legal analysis and which accord with our statutory powers;
  • Advising on the design and implementation of a range of policy matters, including internal policies and legislative change;
  • Providing written content across a wide range of audiences and channels including reviewing and revising existing internal and external publications;
  • Participating in internal and external working groups;
  • Being involved in litigation, advising The Pensions Ombudsman on strategy and merits.

As a Senior Lawyer, you will be expected to deal with the more complex cases and work more autonomously.


The experience we're looking for

As a guideline, you will be a qualified solicitor or barrister with experience in one of the following areas:

  • Pensions
  • Litigation
  • Dispute resolution
  • Regulatory law (preferably financial services regulation) or public law

If you have knowledge of pensions, legal or otherwise, this would be very desirable.

You will need first-class interpersonal, customer service and communication skills, both in writing and on the telephone, and be able to interpret the law and translate it across in a way that is practical and jargon-free. You will also have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and possess the ability to give presentations when necessary.


Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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