Alternative Careers for Lawyers

Banking and Finance

Admittedly not the best time to be looking to break into banking and finance, where upheaval continues to be commonplace. There is also something of a age old debate as to just how successful lawyers are after moving into commercial roles in banks, where the skill sets are traditionally seen as mutually exclusive. It would seem that the power to challenge this perception always rests with the individual however.

This section looks at the commercial functions within the industry, and not at the roles of those employed as in-house lawyers. The financial services industry as a whole is obviously a very wide head, encompassing many different sectors and skill sets. Some principal sub-divisions are featured adjacent.

The British Bankers Association is the banking and financial services' trade association. Its website (see below) contains plenty of good and straightforward information, and lists qualifications and available e-learning, training and conferences. There is a job vacancies section also.

www.the banker.com is a sleek website which accompanies the magazine of the same name, containing news and articles which are not necessarily aimed at the expert.

British Bankers Association
Pinners Hall
105-108 Old Broad Street
London
EC2N 1EX
Tel:  +44 (0) 20 7216 8800
Fax:  +44 (0) 20 7216 8811
Email:  recruitment@bba.org.uk
Website:  http://www.bba.org.uk

Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this information at the time of posting, the information is intended as guidance only. It should not be considered as professional or legal advice.