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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

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
Jane Fry – & Tracy Brown –, 020 7936 2601

Commerce & Industry
Andrew Neil –, 020 7936 2601

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

Deputy General Counsel, Retail Bank - £ 100,000
IT/Commercial Lawyer, Telecoms - £75,000
Corporate Advisory Lawyer, Bank Group Function - £95,000
Legal Advisor, Ratings Agency - £130,000
Senior Compliance Counsel, Commerce - £95,000
Vice President Legal, Fund Management - £90,000
Banking Lawyer, Corporate Bank - £75,000
General Banking Lawyer, Corporate Bank - £105,000
Legal Advisor, Asset Management - £90,000
Corporate Lawyer, Investment Bank - £100,000
Banking and Project Finance Lawyer, Corporate Bank, £72,500
Financial Instruments and Derivatives Lawyer, Asset Management, £100,000
Debt Capital Markets Lawyer, Investment Bank - £90,000
Junior Legal Counsel, Oil & Gas - £55,000
Senior Legal Counsel, Retail Bank - £86,000
Head of Funds Legal, Investment Bank - £148,000
Leveraged Finance Lawyer, Investment Bank - £110,000
Financial Services Regulatory Lawyer, Investment Bank - £85,000
Contracts Manager/Legal Counsel, Consultancy - £80,000
Savings and Investments lawyer, Retail Bank £60,000
Structured Derivatives Lawyer, Investment Bank - £110,000
General Counsel, Pharmaceutical - £135,000

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Senior Audit Manager
  • Location Manhattan / Jersey City
  • Salary $180,000 - $200,000
  • Job type Permanent
  • Sector Banking, Banking
  • Description We are recruiting a Senior Internal Audit Manager to directly manage a team of four Internal Audit Managers and Senior Internal Auditors. Reporting to the Head of Audit
(6 Month Contract) Information Security Specialist
  • Location New York, NY
  • Salary $40-$50 per hour
  • Job type Contract/Temp
  • Sector Cyber Security, Privacy/Data Protection, Information Security
  • Description Summary: Barclay Simpson’s Cybersecurity Recruitment team is currently partnered with a large bank to bring on a Cyber Security Specialist here in New York.  This individual will report into
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