Legal Counsel

Liverpool Street, London
£40,000 -£45,000
16 Jan 2019
13 Feb 2019
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Full Time
Experience Level
Junior Level

Legal Counsel

Liverpool Street, London

Permanent, full time

£40,000 -£45,000

Who we are:

The BPP Professional Education Group, founded 40 years ago, is a global education provider delivering world-class professional apprenticeships, qualifications, degree programmes and professional development.  The group delivers programmes across the UK and internationally through innovative online learning platforms and local partners in the countries in which we operate.

The role

We are currently looking for a solicitor to join the legal team, advising BPP’s UK and overseas businesses in all legal and risk related activities. You would be part of a highly supportive and collaborative team and have an immensely varied and interesting role.

BPP is continually exploring exciting new opportunities and markets and seeking at all turns to “challenge the educational status quo”.   No two days are the same in the legal team, and we advise on all legal matters relating to BPP’s business (both in the UK and internationally) including: commercial contracts, corporate structuring and governance, regulatory compliance, consumer law matters, intellectual property, data protection, advertising and beyond.  The team is involved in strategic projects and deals from their inception and throughout their life cycle.

What we’re looking for

  • Be a qualified solicitor in England and Wales with between 0-2 years post qualification experience.
  • Have a can do, positive attitude and be prepared to hit the ground running in a business that is continually evolving.
  • Have demonstrable experience in advising on commercial contracts.
  • Have experience with data protection law (specifically GDPR).
  • Experience with compliance, tenders, consumer law or intellectual property law will be an added advantage.
  • Be comfortable answering a wide range of queries on various topics from the business, clients and students via our Legal Inbox.
  • Possess exceptional drafting, negotiation, problem-solving, team, communication and client management skills.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate complex legal concepts into a clear and understandable format both orally and in writing to a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Manage their own workload and clients.  Be comfortable being one of the faces of BPP in meeting its corporate clients and leading on contracts with those corporate clients including some of the largest companies and accounting and law firms in the world.
  • Demonstrate a keen interest in working in-house.  Previous in-house experience would be beneficial.
  • Be interested in the Education sector, and the regulation governing Higher Education in particular. While experience in Education would be beneficial, it is not essential.

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