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Senior Legal Advisor

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Job Summary

Salary:£79,000 - £100,000 + 12% Car Allowance + 20% Bonus 

Location:London / Wythall 

Working pattern:Permanent 

Closing date:12 December 2017 at midnight 


This is a superb opportunity, offering you the chance to apply your legal expertise with Phoenix - the UK’s largest Closed Life & Pension Fund Consolidator. We are a member of the FTSE 250 index, with a premium listing on the LSE, over 6.1 million policyholders and assets under management of more than £74 billion.

Based in Life Legal and reporting to one of the Life Legal leadership team, your role will act as a Life Legal transactional lawyer and negotiator for bulk purchase annuities on behalf of Life Legal. On a day to day basis, this will involve:

  • To provide legal advice to senior members of the Life companies with the primary focus on bulk annuity transactions, including but not limitedrestructuring of key assets and new investments that are required for the bulk annuity business.
  • To lead on the legal workstream for all bulk annuity work.
  • To ensure the achievement of outcomes and deliver against deadlines; taking ownership of such delivery by influencing key stakeholders, advisers and governance bodies
  • To provide clear written advice/board papers pitched at executive management level with ability to provide clear executive summaries
  • To lead negotiations on behalf of Legal providing detailed updates to the Director of Life Legal and discuss a joint approach with him 
  • To identify and mitigate risks within transactions

As Senior Legal Advisor, you must be qualified and have a strong financial services background – with relevant exposure to Life & Pensions and Bulk Purchase Annuity deals ideally gained in-house but private practice experience will also be considered if you have focused on FS – who can demonstrate:

  • Proven transactional record with responsibility for leading Bulk Purchase Annuity transactions
  • Strong leadership with significant personal credibility
  • Proven ability to write board papers/advice notes for executive management
  • Proven negotiating experience
  • Strong commercial strategic understanding (e.g. ability to read company accounts, align transactional outcomes with strategic objectives)
  • Experience of liaising with executive management/director level and presenting to boards/committees
  • Knowledge of the Solvency II Matching Adjustment regime is desirable.

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Flexible working at Phoenix is: "A lifestyle that fuses your personal and professional life."

Phoenix believes in a culture of flexibility, depending on the role we may be able to offer working arrangements that suit your needs. In today's world of work / life challenges we recognise getting this right is important to our employees and the success of our business.

Examples of this may include but are not exclusive to the following:

Part Time: You would work less than full-time hours for the business, perhaps by working fewer days or hours per week.
Flexible hours: Still working your contracted hours, you would have flexibility to start and finish within agreed core working times.
Job Share: Where the role allows you would voluntarily share the duties of one full-time position with another colleague, splitting the hours on a pro-rata basis.
Home working: You would undertake some, or all, of your working duties from home or anywhere else other than the standard allocated place of work (including other Phoenix locations).

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