Senior Legal Counsel

England, East Midlands
£500 - £700 per day
21 May 2018
18 Jun 2018
Bethany Machon
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Full Time
Practice Areas
Experience Level
Senior Level

A market leader in the health-care sector


The key responsibilities required for the role include:

  • Act as In-House Senior Legal Counsel
  • Head up and manage Pharmaceutical business stream.
  • Drafting, review and negotiation approval and execution of commercial and other contracts including contracts with clients when new business is gained, or when existing contracts are renewed.
  • Provide legal support and advice to the Group Company Secretary and senior internal stakeholders.
  • Support M&A and corporate transactions.
  • Assist in maintaining the corporate risk register staying abreast of legal developments affecting the organisation and incorporating such developments into the organisations practices.
  • Manage and advice on threatened or actual litigation.
  • Advise key stakeholders on legal priorities, (corporate governance and other relevant regulations and legislation) and support training & compliance work as needed.
  • Ensure contracts are in place for all services identified by the business, including maintaining best practice templates for SLA's and other core legal documents.
  • Advise on various legal issues including anti-bribery, data protection issues and competition law compliance.
  • Motivate and inspire direct reports to perform to their best and lead by example.
  • Give direct reports clear direction and set objectives/goals
  • Assess capacity demands to undertake work tasks, and take steps to optimise the deployment of available staff resources.
  • Support team to resolve complex issues and act as an escalation point when necessary.


The candidate must have the following skills and experience to be considered for this position:

  • UK Qualified solicitor
  • Hold an in-date practising certificate
  • Senior Legal Counsel level or General Counsel / legal director level.
  • A proven track record of working at a senior level within the in-house legal market
  • Previous experience working within the medical / health-care sector - specifically within pharmaceuticals.
  • Previous team lead / management experience
  • Extensive commercial contracts background
  • Strong communicator
  • Be able to work in the East Midlands on client site.

Job Offer

Subject to face to face interview

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