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In-House Senior Counsel, Construction or Commercial, Cheshire or Lake District

McKenzie Douglas
Cheshire or Lake District
Closing date
11 Mar 2024

Job Details

Household name Plc seeks to recruit a Senior Legal Counsel to take a key role within the legal team. Part or Full time Considered.


The position can be tailored to the lawyer’s experience, reallocating work within the legal team and our client is interested in commercial, construction, technology or corporate lawyers. This is a hybrid role with ideally 50% office presence. It is a great opportunity to work as part of a large friendly and supportive legal team with the structure and career development you would expect of a leading business. There is significant opportunity for progression in a business which is undergoing substantial investment.




A broad general commercial position advising the business and drafting/negotiating contracts which can be very complex. However, you could focus in on a key area such as construction, commercial or technology legal advice. Work could involve any of the following:

  • Negotiating, drafting and advising on a range of contracts including construction, supply of goods and services, JVs, R&D, IP and technology
  • Support to projects including major capital delivery initiatives
  • Advice on data sharing and processing including GDPR
  • Corporate matters arising from assets and statutory functions
  • Overseeing commercial disputes and litigation
  • Support to cutting edge projects including renewables
  • Supporting colleagues where needed with other commercial matters
  • Mentoring more junior staff
  • Conducting internal training
  • Support on legal initiatives, strategy, promoting commercial awareness and implementing policies and procedures


We are looking for:


  • A UK qualified solicitor or barrister with minimum of 4 years PQE but ideally more*
  • Well regarded law firm or inhouse experience, preferably within a similar sector (infrastructure/construction/energy/utilities/engineering)
  • Strong drafting and negotiation skills
  • You could have experience in commercial, construction, technology or corporate law
  • Strong interpersonal, commercial and team skills
  • Experience in supporting and mentoring more junior lawyers
  • Confident and able to work with senior management


Package on offer:


  • Up to £75,000
  • Bonus to 20%
  • Pension contribution 14%
  • Holidays up to 38 days including bank
  • Health cover
  • Share save scheme
  • Discounted childcare and gym membership
  • Generous maternity and adoption benefits





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.


*All candidates will be considered on merit



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McKenzie Douglas In-House Legal is a specialist recruitment consultancy focused on placing legal staff into commerce and industry including: Lawyers, Company Secretaries, Compliance Managers, Contract Managers, Commercial Managers and IP Attorneys. We have been operating for more than twenty years and in that time have built up an impressive client list including FTSE 100, 250 and SMEs such as BHP, Intel, Dyson, Equans, Experian, RWE, Bupa, SSE, United Utilities and Alstom. We handle recruitment assignments across England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and various international locations.

Company info
015394 46666
McKenzie Douglas, Lyth Valley Road
LA23 3JP
United Kingdom

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