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Our specialist legal division recruits qualified lawyers at all levels into a wide range of organisations from large global institutions with extensive legal teams to small privately owned businesses looking to recruit their first in-house legal advisor. We have developed an excellent reputation within the financial services sector and have six consultants dedicated to this field, each with between 5 and 10 years prior experience. Each consultant further specialises within the industry, please see sector list below. We can therefore offer a developed and deep understanding of these complex markets. We also have consultants dedicated to placing lawyers into commerce, working with some of the biggest brands across the various industries. We advise lawyers on their careers and strive to maximize our candidates’ potential through effective career management and identifying the most fitting roles available.

Sector focus:

Banking & Financial Services
Banking - Investment/Wholesale/Corporate/Retail
Asset Management/Hedge Funds
Private Wealth 
Private Equity/Venture Capital
Trading Platforms/ Exchanges/Spreadbetting
Insurance

Commerce & Industry
Professional & Business Services
Technology Media & Telecommunications
Energy & Utilities
Retail FMCG and Consumer Services
Pharmaceutical & Bio-technology
Real Estate & Construction

From our offices in London, Edinburgh, New York, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore we work with clients throughout the UK, Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Our offices work together utilising a single global database together ensuring that we can offer our clients access to both local and international talent pools and our candidates’ access to the widest possible range of career opportunities that meet their aspirations.

Lead Contacts:

Banking & Financial Services 0207 936 2601
Jane Fry - jf@barclaysimpson.com
Tracy Brown - tb@barclaysimpson.com
Celene Yon - cy@barclaysimpson.com

Commerce & Industry 0207 936 2601
Jane Fry - jf@barclaysimpson.com

Examples of recent placed assignments (salaries quoted are base only):

Head of Legal, Insurance Company £105,000
Employment Lawyer, Telecoms £50,000
Regulatory Lawyer, Private Bank £100,000
Legal Advisor, Ratings Agency £130,000
Head of Privacy, Media/Telecoms Company £135,000
Investment Management Lawyer, Asset Manager £87,000
Regulatory Lawyer, Wealth Management £75,000
Head of Legal, Retail Banking £170,000
Private Equity Funds Lawyer, Asset Manager £125,000
Sales & Asset Finance Lawyer, Corporate Banking £85,000
Junior Commercial Lawyer, Insurance £65,000
Retail Funds Lawyer, Asset Manager £65,000
Prime Brokerage Lawyer, Investment Bank £75,000
Newly Qualified, Group Function £42,000
Project Finance Lawyer, Investment Bank £95,000
Head of Funds Legal, Investment Bank £148,000
Litigation Lawyer, Retail and Investment Banking £110,000
Data Protection Lawyer, Publishing Company £75,000
Senior Regulatory Counsel, Insurance £85,000
Structured Derivatives Lawyer, Investment Bank £110,000
General Counsel, Digital Brands Company £125,000

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