In House - Employment Lawyer - Senior Legal Counsel 4+ pqe - London

London (Central)
17 Jun 2019
15 Jul 2019
Full Time
Practice Areas
4-6 Years
Experience Level
Mid Level

University of the Arts London -  Employment Legal Counsel

In House - Employment Lawyer - Senior Legal Counsel 4+ pqe - London

University of the Arts London (UAL) is ranked 2nd in the world for Art and Design according to the 2019 QS World University Rankings®. It is Europe’s largest specialist art and design university, with over 19,000 students from more than 130 countries. Its activities are vast and match its international reputation.
The Legal Services team at UAL is a central service team located in Kings Cross in Central St Martins, close to the student activity.  The team provides a full range of legal services and advice across the university as well as its group companies on a wide range of commercial matters.

We have a mandate for a Senior Employment Counsel to join a growing Legal team and report to the General Counsel. This is an exciting  opportunity for an ambitious and talented employment lawyer with at least 4 years’ experience either in private practice or in house to take on the challenge of a new in house role that will predominately assist the Human Resources department.  There are also opportunities to support the Legal Services team with a range of legal issues, such as the business demands.

Candidates will need substantial employment law expertise with a mix of both contentious and non-contentious work and broad commercial experience.  You will require excellent drafting skills, an eye for detail, great communication skills and a keen understanding of the law.  The key to success in this new role will be a collaborative approach and a can do attitude combined with an agile response to matters. 

The role will involve, not exclusively:


  • Advising on a wide range of employment law matters both contentious and non-contentious
  • Drafting, advising on and negotiating ,as required, a variety of agreements, including contracts of employment, settlement agreements and general commercial agreements
  • Undertaking complex and routine legal cases involving employment matters
  • Reviewing and advising Human Resources on process and policies
  • The creation of precedents and establishing know how to empower colleagues in Human Resources
  • The monitoring of changes in employment law as they affect the university and implementing changes as required
  • Engaging with colleagues, stakeholders and external legal advisors
  • Guiding and training of junior legal team members on employment law matters
  • Managing financial matters associated with the role
  • And as a senior member of the University you will be expected to act in such a way as is reasonably necessary to fulfil the duties and responsibilities of the role.

UAL offers a happy work/life balance, a great and robust legal team to work with and a favourable working environment.   Attractive holiday entitlement and a generous pension scheme are on offer.


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Please contact MEGAN WILLIAMS  for a confidential discussion about this role and any others 

E:  T: 0203 078 6983

Marsden is an experienced global recruitment consultancy with a personal touch, extensive industry experience and an understanding of the significance of managing your career.
All applications will be reviewed and a consultant will be in touch if we can assist you. Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. 


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