TLT’s financial regulation group has grown significantly in recent years to become one of the largest financial regulation practices in the UK with lawyers located nationally. Hence, we are seeking an Associate (2-5 PQE) to join our Financial Services Regulatory team, in any one of our national offices.

Anyone taking up this role can expect the have the opportunity to play a significant part in the development of our retail financial services practice, with excellent prospects for career development. 

Your Role

The team has a very strong reputation in the retail financial services sector and advises banks, building societies and specialist lenders on regulatory matters affecting their deposits, lending (secured and unsecured) and payments product sets.  The team is currently ranked Tier 3 in Chambers and Partners for Consumer Finance. 

In addition to its core focus on the retail financial services sector, the team has a growing wider financial regulation practice.  This practice covers wealth and asset management, and funds and funds management. 

  • This role is primarily to support and develop the retail financial services practice.  In particular advising banks, building societies and specialist lenders on retail financial services law and regulation.
  • Providing strategic and commercial legal advice across a range of financial regulation matters, including matters which are high-value, reputationally sensitive, and which can involve working to tight deadlines.
  • Managing and supervising a team of associates.  Providing support, coaching and guidance to members of the team and supporting the junior lawyers with their technical and professional development.
  • Being a senior member of the financial regulation team and actively working with the partners to set the strategy for the team and continue to grow and develop the team and its specialist practice areas.
  • Actively engaging in business development activities with clients and potential clients, particularly in working alongside the partners to grow and develop the retail financial services practice.

Anyone taking up this role can expect the have the opportunity to play a significant part in the development of our retail financial services practice. 

Your Skills and Experience

To be considered for this role, you will already have financial regulation experience gained within a comparable environment (private practice or In-house), is essential. You will ideally have experience in the retail financial services sector working with either mortgage, consumer credit and/or payments products.

It is also essential that you have a real and genuine interest in financial regulation and in particular the retail financial services sector.

You will be:

  • A Qualified Solicitor (SRA or Law Society Registered)
  • A forward thinker, with excellent analytical, communication and organisational skills, you will be self-motivated with the ability to manage workloads and deadlines
  • Commercially aware with enthusiasm for business development, and an appetite for keeping up-to-date with the latest developments in your practice area and sector focus
  • Able to understand your client’s business needs, and act in the best interest of the firm and the client
  • An ambitious and enthusiastic team player, able to support senior fee earners and contribute to our collaborative culture. 

Your Team

TLT is immersed in the financial services industry, which represents over 50% of our turnover.

The financial services industry is facing an unprecedented rate of regulatory change and we have responded by building a specialist financial regulation team.

Our proactive approach to providing insight and advice upon future risks and solutions enables

us to help clients navigate the challenges of regulatory scrutiny, new funding models, rapid digital innovation and heightened operational risk. We are large enough to be specialists in all aspects of financial regulation including consumer finance and retail banking, asset management and investor services, payments and FinTech and investigations and regulatory risk management.

About TLT

Fast paced, fast growing and forward thinking, TLT is the law firm that helps clients stay one step ahead, and we do the same for our people.

We work with high profile clients in innovative sectors. With local, national and international reach, we have over 1,200 people in offices across the UK and a network of partner firms across Europe, India and the US. In 2021 we were named The Lawyer’s Law Firm of the Year, recognising our incredible success story.

Our purpose is to protect, prepare and progress our clients for what comes next and it’s essential that we do the same for our people, our planet and our communities too. In our open and collaborative culture, we encourage everyone to be their whole self, to have a voice and to contribute. 

Our Benefits

We value our employees highly and we want you to feel valued. You’ll receive a competitive salary with an annual pay review. You will also have access to an extensive range of benefits via our flexible benefits scheme including 25 days holiday (which will increase to 30 days based upon length of service) and private medical insurance.

At TLT we have a progressive fully flexible working approach. We empower our people to work in a place and at a time that meets their needs, those of their clients and of the wider team and firm. Part of this agile approach is a focus on hybrid working and supporting the work/life balance of our people.

TLT is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment and encourages applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any of the characteristics protected by the laws in the locations in which we operate.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities and are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, where necessary, to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, require any reasonable adjustments or an application to Access to work please contact the recruitment team on


Legal careers
Bristol, Glasgow, Manchester, London
Competitive rate
Published Date
Thursday 22 September 2022
Closing Date
Tuesday 28 February 2023
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