Legal Counsel x2

Standard Life
Contract Type
Secondments|Full-Time|Traineeship|Locum/Contract|Zero Hours
Practice Area
Legal Support
0-2 yrs, 3 -4 yrs, 5+ yrs
We're looking for 2 experienced pensions lawyers to join our pensions product team.

Job Description


  • Salary: Competitive + bonus + flexible benefits package including private healthcare and non-contributory pension
  • Role Type:  1 x Permanent & 1 x 1 year FTC
  • Contact: 0131 245 1000
  • Closing date: 23rd August 2018

You will advise on a wide and varied range of matters affecting our contract and trust based pensions propositions, from product creation to the end of the pensions contract and decumulation options. This role will also give you the opportunity to get involved in complex projects in terms of scale, scope and specialism. 

You will have a thorough knowledge of consumer contract issues, excellent plain English drafting skills and will be familiar with pensions product literature, SIPPs in particular. To be successful you’ll need to be comfortable challenging and influencing stakeholders within the business

You will be responsible for addressing the commercial and strategic needs of the Standard Life business while protecting our interests. You will need to be flexible and adaptable, and able to work independently as well as part of a team. In addition to technical excellence, you will need influencing skills, commercial judgement and a pro-active approach to interact with colleagues across the Group at a variety of levels.



  • LLB (either Scots or English Law degree)
  • Working knowledge of the various pension changes which took effect throughout 2014/5 as well as IDD, PRIIPs and Transaction Costs Disclosure.


  • Experience dealing with the issues concerning pensions ‘liberation’ and the FSCS rules.
  • Experience of transfer propositions including pre-funding and re-registration of funds including issues arising through external fund manager and reassurance agreements.


  • Consultancy Expertise
  • Communication Skills
  • Laws, Regulations and Standards
  • Planning and Organising
  • Working Across Boundaries
  • Impact & Influence
  • Being Real
  • Commerciality