Senior Counsel

England, Greater Manchester, City Of Manchester
09 Sep 2021
07 Oct 2021
Craig Wilson
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Full Time
Practice Areas
Experience Level
Mid Level, Senior Level

SWM International / Scapa Group seeks an experienced commercial solicitor to work as Senior Counsel at its offices in Greater Manchester. Hybrid role with home working available.


Scapa Group is a diversified global Healthcare and Industrial group with operations across the UK, Europe, Asia and the United States. It's a leading provider of products to customers in the Healthcare, Automotive, Cable and Specialty Products segments.

Recently acquired by SWM International, a NYSE listed company, the combined businesses annualised sales are almost $1.5 billion, and the acquisition adds to SWM's already extensive portfolio of precision engineered materials and products.

Role - Senior Counsel:

SWM / Scapa seeks to recruit a commercial solicitor to be based at the former Scapa head office in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester.

Working as part of a global legal team, and reporting into the SWM Legal Director (EMEA & Africa) based in Luxembourg, the Senior Counsel will be responsible for a role that has general commercial law at its heart.

Specific duties and responsibilities are likely to include: commercial advice, sales and procurement contracts, dispute and litigation management, including strategy with external counsel, day to day queries, supporting on IP and corporate matters, plus ad hoc projects and commercial advice. You will primarily focus on the Scapa Industrials business and other SWM UK assets; however you will also have the opportunity to get involved in Rest of World matters, working alongside international colleagues.


The hiring managers are looking for a solid commercial contracts solicitor who can work autonomously as well as collaboratively, asking questions if/when required. In-house experience is advantageous but not essential. Similarly, French language skills are also of benefit but not a prerequisite.


SWM are offering a competitive basic salary, £6k car allowance, 20% bonus, BUPA Private Medical Insurance, 3x Death in Service, Group Income Protection, matched pension contribution (up to 7%) and 25 days holiday (with the option to purchase an additional 5 days leave).

Flexible working is available and it is anticipated you will work 3 days in the office and 2 from home.

Please note, BCL Legal is the exclusively retained recruiter for ths role. All third party and direct applications will be sent to BCL Legal for consideration.

BCL Legal is an equal opportunities employer.

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