Senior Legal Counsel

Weybridge, Surrey
13 Mar 2019
10 Apr 2019
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Full Time
7+ Years
Experience Level
Senior Level

Senior Legal Counsel


Clinigen Group plc is a rapidly-growing global specialty pharmaceutical and services company with a unique combination of businesses. Our divisions operate in a complex global regulatory environment and ensure that vital medicines are delivered securely, on time and wherever they are needed in the world. 

We are currently 1,200 people, headquartered in the UK, with sites in Burton-on-Trent, Weybridge and Burnopfield with global offices in the US, EU, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, South Africa, Singapore and Greece.  Clinigen has grown rapidly since it began in 2010 and is positioned well for an exciting future of continued growth. To sustain our growth, we’re on the lookout for motivated, ambitious and committed individuals to join our highly successful global team.


At Clinigen we are proud of our heritage in delivering important medicines to patients worldwide. The global Legal team has been through a cycle of change over the last 18 months to align itself with an ever-growing business and its aspirations.  Reporting to the General Counsel, the Senior Legal Counsel role will play a central role within the team and assist with driving the business strategy through high quality and timely legal support.

The Senior Legal Counsel is a key role within the team and will be primarily responsible for providing high quality and timely legal support to the business in line with its needs and the department’s objectives on a broad range of matters, including general commercial, management of disputes/litigation, data privacy, regulatory and corporate compliance matters.

Key responsibilities:

  • To ensure compliance and best practice in all jurisdictions where Clinigen operates 
  • To work effectively with the General Counsel and other members of the legal team on legal and compliance issues  
  • To actively engage with the internal business streams to draft, negotiate and advise on a variety of contracts with suppliers and customers including collaboration, manufacturing and supply, distribution and master service agreements.
  • To develop new ideas, systems, processes, ways of working and templates which improve the legal team’s efficiency and delivery of advice to the business streams 
  • Instructing and managing outside counsel as required

The list of duties is not intended to be exhaustive but gives a general indication of the tasks involved. It is the nature of the company that tasks and responsibilities are, in many circumstances, unpredictable and varied. All employees are, therefore, expected to work in a flexible way when the occasion arises and acknowledge that tasks not specifically covered in their job description are not excluded. 


  • UK qualified
  • Minimum 10 years PQE with gained in private practice and in-house with a biotech/pharmaceutical company
  • Fluency to business level in English, both written and spoken 
  • Self-motivated to drive work/projects forward 
  • Well organized and proactive 
  • Logical and process-minded with a keen eye for detail 
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to develop relationships with all parts of the business including the executive leadership team 
  • An individual who takes a common-sense approach in their day to day work and has the confidence to make well balanced and informed decisions with practical benefits 
  • The capacity for periodic travel between UK offices is a requirement of this role. 

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