Senior Counsel – Automotive – South West

South West & Thames Valley
£Attractive Package
31 Jan 2019
28 Feb 2019
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level, Senior Level

About the role

We are recruiting for a market leading & international business – they encourage a creative, social and collaborative environment. 

They are looking for a Lead Lawyer with experience in company commercial law and the automotive industry. You will work as part of their cutting edge automotive business but also as part of the group legal team and forge relationships with employees across various divisions. This post gives responsibility to manage a junior lawyer. Together you will both deliver on exciting and challenging projects, enabling continued success for the business across the globe.

The role will entail advice to the automotive business to establish strategies for legal advice aligned to navigate complex output and delivery processes. You will work with suppliers, support tender processes, manage risk and undertake internal training. Like many in-house roles, you can expect to turn your hand to areas outside of your specialism. This would therefore, suit a lawyer with a ‘can do’ attitude.


  • Qualified Solicitor (UK), minimum 5 – 10 PQE*
  • Automotive industry experience (essential)
  • Background in company commercial or/and advising on commercial issues (essential)
  • Proficient in drafting, reviewing and negotiating on commercial contracts i.e. IT, suppliers, customers and procurement (essential)
  • People management experience i.e. supervising trainees (desirable)
  • In-House OR Private practice experience will be considered
  • Strong work ethic and high level of interpersonal skills



*All candidates will be considered on merit

If you are interested in learning more about this position, please kindly contact Jacqui Douglas at McKenzie Douglas for further details. If this role isn’t of interest but you are considering the In-House market, please feel free to reach out anyway, Sanu is happy to have a confidential chat.

To be considered for this role you must be eligible to work in the UK

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