Legal Counsel - In House

  • Job Reference: 69216IH
  • Date Posted: 28 March 2019
  • Recruiter: Lipson Lloyd-Jones
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: bonus and bens
  • Sector: Commercial Contracts, In House
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Lucy Boyd
  • Email: lucy@ll-j.com
  • Telephone: 020 7600 1690

Job Description

OUR CLIENT

We have just received a new mandate to recruit a commercial lawyer c 2 -4 PQE to join a successful international business in the IP/IT sector.

THE ROLE

Due to a programme of planned growth, a new opportunity has been created for a Legal Counsel to join a well respected vibrant business based in central London

The post holder will report to the Head of Legal, and will be expected to work as a trusted legal adviser to the business and the Group worldwide.

The core work areas will involve the delivery of legal and commercial support to senior management and stakeholders, negotiating client contracts at all stages of the client life cycle. The core work areas will include the following:

Develop, maintain and implement policies to ensure compliance in all aspects of corporate law, including data protection, risk management and regulatory matters

Ensure that the business maintains compliance in all aspects of employment law, across all jurisdictions, including employment and consultancy agreements, staff handbooks, disciplinary and redundancy matters

Maintain suitable legal protection to the business brands and trademarks, balancing business needs with budgetary constraints

Manage the group's global insurance programme

Provide legal support for key corporate projects, such as due diligence and integration of acquisitions

Litigation - Advice in relation to potential disputes

Training of Staff in relation to legal and policy matters

The Candidate

To be considered for this exceptional in house role offering the successful candidate an opportunity to gain first rate work experience as a key name of a growing business within the IT/IP sector

Candidates will be expected to have 2-4 PQE from a leading law firm/ in house legal function with relevant technical skills.

You will have excellent drafting and negotiating skills, attention to detail, and genuinely enjoy drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts

You are driven to learn about and understand the business and are able to give advice that is both legally sound and commercially aware, taking into account the Group's business objectives and wider commercial

Experience of international jurisdictions, notably the United States, would be an advantage.

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.