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Legal Counsel

Robert Walters
England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
Closing date
9 Jun 2023

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Experience Level
Mid Level
Full Time
Practice Areas
4-6 Years

Job Details

As a Legal Counsel, you will play a pivotal role in providing legal advice and support to the organisation, ensuring compliance with laws and regulations whilst helping to drive the business forward.

About the role:

  • As a Legal Counsel, you will collaborate closely with the legal team and provide comprehensive legal advice to internal stakeholders.
  • Your responsibilities will encompass a broad range of legal matters, including contract negotiation, drafting and reviewing agreements, managing litigation and disputes, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and analysing legal risks associated with business operations.
  • You will also be involved in advising on data protection and privacy matters, corporate governance, and supporting the development and implementation of legal policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide timely and accurate legal advice to internal clients, including senior management, on a wide range of legal issues.
  • Review, draft, and negotiate contracts, agreements, and other legal documents.
  • Manage litigation and disputes, including coordinating with external counsel when necessary.
  • Conduct legal research and analysis to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, and industry standards.
  • Advise on data protection and privacy matters, ensuring adherence to relevant laws and regulations.
  • Support the development and implementation of legal policies, procedures, and training programs.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and external stakeholders to identify and mitigate legal risks.
  • Staying up to date with changes in laws and regulations that may impact the organisation.

About you:

  • Qualified Commercial Solicitor in England & Wales between 1-6 Years PQE
  • In-depth knowledge of contract law, data protection laws, and relevant regulatory frameworks.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and work effectively in a fast-paced environment.

Candidates from Private Practice seeking their first In-House role are encouraged to apply.

For further information about this role or other In-House opportunities in the North-West, please contact me for a confidential discussion on or call in the first instance on 07721019717.

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates


Established in 1985, the Robert Walters Group is one of the world’s leading specialist professional recruitment consultancies with an international network of 44 offices in 21 countries. In the UK we specialise in the placement of permanent, contract and temporary positions across all levels of seniority and recruits across the accounting, finance, banking, IT, HR, legal, sales & marketing, secretarial and support disciplines.

Our specialist legal recruitment division provides a complete, fully integrated service that focuses on the placement of legal professionals into private practice, in-house and the public sector markets. Jobs at all degrees of seniority are covered, from newly-qualified lawyers to partner level, either on a locum, contract or permanent assignment basis.

Our extensive global network of offices allows us to place UK qualified lawyers overseas and internationally qualified lawyers in the UK. As part of the Robert Walters brand, the legal division is recognised worldwide and is associated with great expertise in our field and an unshakeable commitment to providing the best possible service.

For further information about the career prospects we can offer you, please visit our website:

Company info
020 7379 3333
11 Slingsby Place
St Martin¹s Courtyard

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