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Head of Legal, Cheshire

Hays Legal
England, Cheshire
£Competitive + excellent benefits
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Experience Level
Mid Level, Senior Level
Full Time
Practice Areas
7+ Years, Partner

Job Details

Hays Legal is exclusively retained by this organisation seeking to appoint a Head of Legal (UK & Ireland). This appointment sits on the Senior Leadership Team and would suit an experienced lawyer (10 years+) with an in-house or private practice background, which must include experience in the manufacturing and/or engineering space.

Reporting to the CEO UK&I, you will be the first point of contact for all legal matters, finding commercial solutions and having a results-orientated approach. You will head a small legal team.

Day to day responsibilities include:

  • Providing strategic legal advice and counsel to the UK & Ireland leadership team on a broad range of legal matters, including contracts, commercial transactions, employment law, data privacy, intellectual property, and regulatory compliance.
  • Leading and managing the UK & Ireland legal team, including setting priorities, delegating tasks, and ensuring professional development.
  • Managing external legal relationships with law firms and other advisors, ensuring cost-effective and efficient legal representation.
  • Proactively identifying and mitigating legal risks for the UK & Ireland business.
  • Staying up-to-date on relevant UK & Ireland laws and regulations, ensuring the organisation remains compliant.
  • Developing and implementing legal policies and procedures for the UK & Ireland region.
  • Engaging with the Group legal function.
  • Contributing to the development and execution of overall business strategy from a legal perspective.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced lawyer seeking a first Head of Legal role or an existing Head of Legal seeking a new challenge.

You will have significant general legal experience, having advised on a range of commercial contracts. You will be able to evidence a strong track record of your ability to develop and maintain strong relationships and partnerships both internally and externally.

This is a fabulous opportunity for a seasoned commercial lawyer seeking a wide-ranging and stimulating role within a fast-moving and collegiate environment. Hybrid working but lawyers must live within a daily commute of Cheshire.

On offer is a competitive remuneration package offering bonus, car allowance and additional attractive benefits. Only those with UK experience will be considered.

To learn more about this Head of Legal role, please send your CV to Adele Callaghan (specifying full details of your current remuneration package) or email for a return call to discuss the role. This role is being exclusively handled by Hays Legal and all direct or third-party applications will be forwarded to Hays for consideration.

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Hays Legal provides an integrated recruitment solution to the UK's Legal and Company Secretarial sectors. Working across a nationwide network of offices, we offer employers and jobseekers a highly specialised recruitment service for permanent and interim positions across all business sectors, skill sets and levels of seniority.

We have a proven track record spanning almost 20 years in all areas of Legal and Company Secretarial recruitment, from one-off contingency requirements through to large-scale recruitment campaigns and wider employee management solutions.

We offer confidential, expert advice on job opportunities, compensation, business plans and exit strategies pertinent to professionals considering a move. We have the ear of key decision makers across all our clients and we have been instrumental in introducing and placing hundreds of fee earners and company secretaries into a vast array of organisations. From blue chip corporates, national and international firms through to niche practices, we have deep knowledge of the legal company secretary market.

If an organisation has strategic growth plans or needs incisive market analysis, we are often consulted as a first point of contact.

Company info
020 3465 0139
107 Cheapside
United Kingdom

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