Legal Manager – Energy & Defence

North West
07 May 2021
04 Jun 2021
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level, Senior Level

Fantastic opportunity to join a FTSE Plc engineering business working in the nuclear and defence markets.


  • Reporting to the Group GC you will take responsibility for legal support to several divisions and manage a small team of 3 professionals
  • Key legal business adviser predominantly to the management teams as well as commercial, procurement, employment, finance, treasury, and insurance
  • Handle a wide range of international commercial work including bespoke contracts: agency, licensing, distribution, JVs, framework, and confidentiality
  • Overseeing export control
  • Support to tenders and new market development
  • Assisting with acquisitions and other corporate and company secretarial matters
  • Managing disputes
  • Overseeing property
  • You may also advise on IP, GDPR, H&S, antibribery and sanctions
  • Delivering training sessions and maintaining/updating legal documents

We are looking for:

  • Qualified solicitor with c 6-9 years PQE *
  • At least 3 years in-house experience ideally in a similar sector
  • Sound knowledge of contracts and commercial law
  • Ideally a knowledge of export control
  • Proven management experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and organisational skills
  • Self-starter



Our client will consider flexible working including home working for candidates who are also prepared to travel.


If you are interested in this Senior Legal Counsel position, please apply now or forward an up-to-date copy of your CV to Jacqui Douglas. 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 01539 446666.

*All candidates will be considered on merit

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