We are recruiting for a Legal Director to join our market-leading Financial Services Disputes and Investigations (FSDI) team in Birmingham.

Our FSDI team is one of the UK's largest teams in the field of financial services litigation, comprising over 150 people across our offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, London, Belfast and Glasgow. We are rated by Chambers as being in the top tier of firms outside of London advising in this area. 

The range and quality of the work we do is exceptional.  Our team advise on a variety of contentious matters – including high value and complex banking litigation, professional negligence claims, investment litigation, international disputes, regulatory, fraud, trade finance and receivership instructions.  We defend reputationally sensitive claims and undertake specialist projects with our clients to help to prevent claims against them in the future. 

We have a strong and diverse client base which includes the UK's major clearing banks, building societies, private and wealth banks, digital banks, international banks, payment service providers and fixed charge receivers.

We have grown consistently over the last few years and further growth is envisaged and planned.  Whilst we are a large and busy team, we don’t lose sight of the individual and every member of our team is supported, developed, and contributes to our achievements.

If you are ambitious and eager to take the next step in your career, our team offers you top quality work for a range of clients and business development opportunities. 

Your success is our responsibility. You will have direct contact with distinguished clients and receive bespoke training throughout your career, ensuring you have the technical and commercial skills to become a sector specialist.  We look after our people, offer an inclusive and diverse culture, and provide wellbeing support and flexible working.

Your Role

As we are the go-to law firm within the financial services sector, you will be working with several UK and international clients, such as NatWest Group, Lloyds Banking Group and Nationwide Building Society, in addition to a number of others.

This is a diverse role, offering real variety; each case is unique, and two days are rarely alike.

As a Legal Director, you will:

  • Be a key point of contact for one or more strategic clients and operate as a trusted business advisor to clients
  • Provide strategic and commercial legal advice upon a range of disputes and claims, working alongside other senior members of the team, as well as delegating to junior colleagues
  • Manage and supervise a group of Associates and Paralegals, and ensure that they hit their key performance targets
  • Develop and encourage others through support, coaching, guidance, and constructive feedback
  • Participate in business development activities with clients and potential clients, nurturing existing relationships and building on new ones
  • Operate as a senior member of the FSDI team and actively support the management team to grow the team and practice areas
  • Deliver profitable and quality results both for the firm and clients through a continued focus on improvement and innovation
  • Become a ‘go-to’ person in one or more areas within financial service litigation

Your Skills and Experience

You will be/have:

  • A Qualified Solicitor (SRA or Law Society Registered or a Chartered Legal Executive), already operating at a senior level
  • Experience of running your own caseload of financial litigation matters, with a thorough understanding of the CPR and the litigation process
  • Experience of supervising or line managing Associates, Trainees and/or Paralegals is desirable
  • A proven track record in business development and maintaining strong client relationships.
  • Able to demonstrate first class communication skills with the ability and confidence to engage with clients and colleagues at all levels
  • Able to confidently provide strategic advice to a variety of TLT clients
  • An active, senior member of the team at TLT, with the commitment to developing the firm’s offering locally and nationally

Your Team

TLT has one of the largest dedicated Financial Services Disputes practices in the UK, with partner led teams in all jurisdictions. We act for a range of financial institutions including large UK banks, international banks, challenger banks and fintechs, giving commercial and practical advice to resolve disputes. 

We advise across the whole spectrum of contentious issues associated with commercial, business and consumer finance, including dispute resolution, pre-litigation management and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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 1,600 people in offices across the UK and a network of partner firms across Europe, India and the US. In 2023, we were named Law Firm of the Year at the Legal Business Awards 2023. This marks the third year in a row TLT has presented with this accolade in industry awards – having previously been named Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyer Awards in 2021 and the British Legal Awards in 2022.

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 30 days holiday 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 HR-Recruitment@TLTsolicitors.com 


Legal careers
Market Rate, Competitive
Closing Date
Friday 31 May 2024
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