Legal Counsel Trust & Fiduciary Services: Global Banking Group Jersey

  • Permanent
  • Jersey,

Bruin Financial

Ref: 30222

Legal Counsel, Trust and Fiduciary Services -Jersey- Global Banking Group

Role purpose

  • Provide support on a broad range of legal issues relating to or arising out of the Trust & Fiduciary Services business within the Bank’s Wealth Management & Private Banking areas
  • To be considered as a trusted adviser to the business, by providing commercially sensitive, pragmatic, practical and strategic legal support and advice
  • Assisting in the identification of legal risks & applying appropriate risk mitigation strategies.
  • Provide support and guidance to the rest of the Legal Team as required.
  • Execute against relevant policies and procedures for the relevant area of coverage to ensure that Legal’s role in the second line of defence can be executed.
  • Regulatory: Evaluating and responding to changes in legal and regulatory requirements as they arise.

Candidate Profile

  • Qualified Solicitor or Barrister 1-4 years PQE from either Private Practice or Banking / Wealth Management
  • Knowledge and experience of non-contentious Jersey trusts law and practice and private client work is essential.
  •  International trusts and private client work (in particular offshore experience in jurisdictions including Guernsey, the BVI and the Cayman Islands), as well as contentious experience, will be beneficial.
  • Knowledge and experience of banking, finance and corporate law in the major jurisdictions in which the bank operates is also desirable.
  • Ability to deal with a number of stakeholders and to prioritise a demanding workload in terms of legal risk and commercial consideration.
  • Ability to keep up-to-date with key legal and regulatory developments impacting the business and to advise the business accordingly to ensure ongoing compliance.

Candidates can be already based in Jersey / Guernsey or available to relocate from the UK or other jurisdiction


Location: Jersey

Bruin recognises the positive value of diversity, and aims to promote equality and challenge unfair discrimination. As a champion of equal opportunity employment we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons – men and women, people of all ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, religions and beliefs. We particularly encourage applications from women, disabled, and Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as these groups are underrepresented throughout the financial services industry. Our clients work with us because they value a diverse workforce, and subscribe to our shared principle that all appointments are made on merit and that ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration.


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