Posted - 6 Oct 2021

Location - LONDON, UK




A well-established Single Family Office in Knightsbridge is looking to hire an experienced and qualified In-house Legal Counsel.


The Family Office manages all personal and private needs of the family who also have a separate investment arm. This will be the legal point of contact for the family in the UK office with support from the wider team in Russia and various external providers including top law firms.


Candidates must have general legal knowledge of UK and international Law with experience of supporting other UHNWIs, in a Family Office or law firm setting.


Candidates must also have a good awareness of other law firms and build both relationships with them and understand where they may be required to support you across the Family Office on various matters. The successful candidate will be required to host meetings with these external professionals and manage negotiations when necessary.


As Legal Counsel, the selected candidate will be expected to be involved in a broad range of generalist duties related to different areas within the Family Office.


This may include:

  • Drafting of legal documents (including contracts, resolutions and agreements)
  • Risk management, compliance and regulatory matters
  • Liaison with external law firms and third parties
  • Estate planning, trust and fiduciary related work
  • Legal support and coordination of any projects the Family Office is involved in
  • Handling sensitive and confidential information
  • Contract Law including employment contracts, service agreements and engagement contracts for the UK and overseas
  • Immigration Law


Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • High level of communication in English
  • Candidates will ideally be Russian speaking although this is not a pre-requisite
  • UK and international knowledge and experience
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and to prioritise workflow while adhering to strict deadlines and excellent work and accuracy
  • Flexible, adaptable and responsive character
  • Good management and people skills
  • Legal qualifications


Salary: Competitive


REF: AGR2777


If you would like to apply for this role, please send your CV to Chloe Walker at

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