Associate General Counsel, In House - Corporate Commercial Lawyer -  10+ pqe - London 

29 Oct 2018
23 Nov 2018
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Full Time
Experience Level
Senior Level

WELLCOME – Associate General Counsel
In House - Corporate Commercial Lawyer -  10+ pqe - London 

Wellcome exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. It is a global charitable foundation both politically and financially independent and supports scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations and spark debate.

A wonderful opportunity has arisen at Wellcome for an Associate General Counsel to act in a leadership role within the Wellcome legal team, including acting as lead Legal Business Partner to Wellcome’s Innovations team, which is focussed on supporting translational research to turn early-stage ideas into deliverable health products.


  • Act as one of Wellcome’s senior internal advisers for its charitable areas, including in relation to commercial funding and programme-related investments;
  • Be responsible for high quality, strategic and innovative legal support to meet the Innovation team’s needs; 
  • To support commercial evaluation of  transactions, review and negotiate legal documents and assist with project management and governance; 
  • Collaborate with the internal teams including tax, finance, operations and risk;
  • Co-ordinate with external advisers including government and regulatory groups.


  • Excellent academic history with training at a top law firm, UK qualified solicitor or barrister;
  • At least 10 years corporate commercial pqe including some in-house experience ideally;
  • Understanding of research and early stage development in the life sciences sector;
  • Extensive experience of drafting and negotiating a broad range of corporate and commercial agreements and applying legal expertise to a range of business and legal problems; and
  • Experience of managing a team.

For more information please contact our exclusively retained consultant Karen Glass at Marsden Group at or call 0203 078 6990. Any third party or direct applications made to Wellcome will be forwarded to Karen for consideration.

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