Legal Counsel

Flexible, ideally based within commuting distance of Manchester, Liverpool or Glasgow
£60k per annum
25 Feb 2021
25 Mar 2021
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level, Senior Level

Kaplan International, a division of Kaplan, Inc., is a leading for-profit company in the field of international education. Our programmes encompass foundation and pre-masters programmes for international students in the UK, US and Australia, English language programmes across the world, delivery of online degrees for two leading UK universities, ACCA, CIMA and AAT accountancy training in the UK and student accommodation provision. Kaplan, Inc. is owned by Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC) To find out more about us and our different business areas, please visit 

The role

We are seeking an excellent legal adviser to support our business across UK and Ireland as well as our international operations. This is a varied commercial role, encompassing a wide remit of work. The work is of a high quality, complex and cross border.

  • You will give practical legal advice to key stakeholders on business as usual and project matters
  • You will draft, review and negotiate a variety of contracts (services, IT, apprenticeship, co-operation, supply, distribution, confidentiality, etc)
  • You may also be required to provide support regarding M&A transactions, data protection, education regulation, disputes and ad hoc employment issues.

Key Requirements:

  • UK qualified lawyer with at least 3 years post qualification experience*
  • Experience of drafting and negotiating commercial contracts
  • In-house experience is an advantage
  • Experience working with large, multinational organisations is an advantage
  • A willingness to learn and develop in new areas of law is important
  • You must be confident, robust and commercially astute

Package on offer

  • Attractive base salary
  • Bonus

* PQE levels are offered as a guide only. We will accept applications from all candidates who can demonstrate the skills necessary for the role.

UK Legal team (currently 5 lawyers) based in London. However, we will consider flexible working including fully remote working with occasional office travel. We would therefore welcome applications from candidates based across the UK.

At Kaplan International, we are committed to working in a diverse organisation and strive to provide equality of opportunity for all. We encourage and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or identity, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership. If you would like to be considered for an interview under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, please complete this form or email us on

Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK. 

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