Senior Legal Counsel – Household Name Business

Location
South West
Salary
Attractive Package
Posted
16 Apr 2019
Closes
14 May 2019
Ref
4660LA
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level, Senior Executive

A globally recognised organisation who are experiencing substantial growth worldwide. They operate in several product markets and have become a popular household name.

A new role has been created in this global legal team for a lawyer to oversee advice to their northern European businesses. You will ensure that senior management in UK, Ireland and Benelux regions receive support on a broad range of legal matters.

The Role

  • Legal advice to the business on commercial, competition, marketing, sales, procurement, outsourcing, data protection, consumer matters, product regulation and R&D
  • Draft and negotiate a range of agreements
  • Manage claims against third parties and advice on defending them for the business
  • Advice on regulatory matters
  • Overseeing a more junior lawyer

The Ideal Candidate

  • Suit a qualified solicitor with between 4-8 years PQE*
  • A sound understanding of all aspects of commercial contract law and the ability to apply that knowledge in a business environment
  • Ability to negotiate and draft a range of commercial contracts
  • Able to handle litigation in the UK and Europe desirable but not essential
  • An appetite to learn new skills and upskill in new areas of the law
  • Excellent communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills
  • Good project management skills
  • Self-starter, able to operate with minimum supervision in a fast-paced environment
  • Confidence and gravitas to challenge decisions

*All applicants will be considered on merit

If you are interested in this role, please apply now or forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, to

Jacqui Douglas at jacqui.douglas@mckenziedouglas.co.uk  If the role isn’t right for you but you are interested in hearing about similar positions or some advice regarding the market, then please do get in touch on 015394 46666.

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