Legal Senior Associate

11 Oct 2021
07 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

About us

PwC's Operate business delivers large operational and managed service solutions for clients to meet regulatory, risk and compliance challenges.
With over 2,500 staff deployed on large implementation and execution programmes Operate brings together top talent with a distinctive mix of knowledge and skills. We support clients by providing staff augmentation services, delivering large scale operational programmes and managed solutions. We deliver our client work from a range of locations, providing our clients with cost-effective delivery, access to subject matter expertise and operational excellence disciplines for some of the biggest brands worldwide.
PwC's Operate is delivering managed services to clients across the UK and Europe. Our clients appreciate our professionalism, our people's skills and technology enabled solutions we use to deliver efficient engagements.

About the Role

The successful candidate will work within the Legal Operations team, an operational team made up of paralegals and legal professionals working for a wide range of clients from sectors such as Luxury brands, Banks, Manufacturing and more.

This opportunity is in our fast growing team as a Legal Operations Senior Associate. We are looking for legal-focused professionals who have experience in a legal and/or corporate environment.

The responsibilities of each role will vary depending on client needs but may include:

  • Providing support on various banking projects, including risk, regulation and commercial projects

  • Managing escalations of complex cases, ensuring the right SME insight is obtained and cases are brought to a resolution

  • Checking legal documentation for quality, consistency and content

  • Client outreach activities across a number of different regulations and document types

  • Case and documentation review - analysing legal and other documents to identify key facts, anomalies, etc, for categorisation

  • Supporting customer service activities and supporting junior members of the team handling complex or difficult client situations

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating trading contracts such as ISDA Master Agreements and Commercial lending agreements

  • Managing your own workload, including reporting on progress and issues

  • Developing the ability to be agile and support a range of client/projects

  • Identifying opportunities for efficiencies and taking action to implement them

Who we are Looking For


  • Previous experience working in a legal, operational or professional services environment

  • Excellent academic background, minimum 2.1 in a legal or STEM subject

  • Proven ability to integrate well into a team and build relationships well with senior stakeholders

  • Proven analytical and sceptical mindset with an ability to develop solutions to technical problems

  • Self-starter and motivated to succeed

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Good knowledge of the MS Office Suite, in particular strong knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint


  • Additional language capabilities

  • Understanding of quality control methodologies

  • A good working knowledge of derivatives and loan documentation

  • Previous exposure to the Financial Services, Public Sector or Commercial sectors

  • Previous experience of working in a regulatory driven change environment

Where will you be based?

These roles are open to both our Belfast and Cardiff offices. As a result of the wide variety of clients and projects, you may be asked to work in other locations within the UK and beyond for short, medium and long term periods of time. Your desire and ability to do this will be discussed as part of the recruitment process. Candidates who are unable or do not wish to work on projects in other locations will still be considered.

What is in it for you?

As we're responsive to client demands, your role will be varied and challenging, providing you with an opportunity to work with a wide variety of high profile clients. We're also exceptionally passionate about providing you with the necessary skills, experience and training to help you develop both personally and professionally.
In addition to the client projects and training, our employees are also rewarded with various other benefits offered as part of your employment

  • Our dedicated internal Careers Service.

  • Competitive salary

  • 25 days standard holiday pro rata, with options to increase this through your benefits package

  • A flexible benefits scheme that can be tailored to suit your (and your family's) needs. Provision of a group pension plan with additional funding provided by PwC.

Not the role for you?
Did you know PwC offer flexible contract arrangements as well as contingent work (ie temporary or day rate contracting)?

The skills we look for in future employees
All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, 'The PwC Professional' and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

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The Deal
We want all of our people to feel empowered to be the best that they can be, which is why we have 'The Deal'.

Find out more about our firmwide Employee Value Proposition:

Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion.

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.

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