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Legal Counsel- Technology UK (Remote)

Clifton Legal
United Kingdom
Competitive Salary and Good Benefits
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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In House Legal Counsel-International organisation- Tech/Telco


Our client is looking for a lawyer or contracts specialist to be responsible for managing customer, vendor and business partner contracts. The position will report to the overseas based Senior Legal Counsel.


This is an organisation driven by acquisition and growth across the globe.


You must be able to work well with people at all levels, across multiple companies, in various countries around the world.


You'll be regularly working with colleagues and customers from all over the world in a truly borderless role.


This is an excellent opportunity for a lawyer or experienced commercial contract specialist who is looking to advance your career within the software/Telco and IT industries.


The work is challenging, rewarding, and you will have plenty of opportunities for developing yourself and your career.


This role will be on a predominantly remote work-from-home basis, however from time to time (subject to COVID-19) you may be required to attend meetings in a number of local and international locations.


What we are looking for

  • We are looking for individuals who have proven significant experience in contract drafting, agreeing, and implementing commercial contracts.
  • You will either be a junior lawyer (3+ years’ experience), an experienced paralegal or contracts specialist.

The successful candidate must possess:

  • Substantial experience of advising and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts.
  • Experience of international contracts, or contracts subject to foreign laws and jurisdiction.
  • Robust negotiation skills, especially in the context of high-value contracts with customers.
  • Experience of working with, or within, a software or IT company would highly be beneficial.
  • Experience of software licensing contracts, together with SaaS, IaaS, PaaS etc.
  • Proven experience of producing and presenting reports to a range of audiences.
  • Experience of advising in relation to global data protection issues (including EU GDPR, UK GDPR and California Consumer Privacy Act).
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time efficiently.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with shifting deadlines.
  • Exemplify strong attention to detail, judgement, and decision making.
  • A strong communicator able to present confidently to senior level decision makers.
  • A personable team player able to work effectively and collaboratively with everyone.
  • Resourceful and flexible; able to quickly adapt in an intense and changing work environment.
  • Ability to travel where required to customers and other UK offices or occasionally abroad.
  • The ability to think differently, the character to be contrarian, together with the confidence to provide constructive feedback and challenge.


This role will be UK based


Clifton Legal is the legal division of Clifton Search - a specialist search and selection recruitment firm. We are a niche, boutique firm and focus purely on the legal and corporate governance markets. Our primary focus is on opportunities from newly qualified to General Counsel level.


We set up Clifton in 2014 to fulfil what we believed was a gap in the market to provide clients and candidates in our core markets with the knowledge and connections of a specialist and experienced recruitment partner allied to a pro-active and integrated approach. In essence we bring the professionalism and targeted networking approach of a search solution but with a functional rather than sector driven model. We augment this with the personal touch, flexibility and proactive rate of response of a traditional contingent recruitment service.


The leadership team has c50 years of recruitment experience and as experienced recruiters with a proven track record, we have a deep knowledge and understanding of our markets, a large network of legal and governance professionals and a genuine passion for delivering a professional, honest and quality service to all stakeholders within the recruitment process.


We are rigorous in ensuring that we have a thorough understanding of both candidate and client requirements at the outset to ensure the delivery of a well-matched service and a successful campaign for both parties.


Our long-standing client base is comprised of large UK, US and European listed multinationals and corporate businesses and spans a wide range of sectors. We operate out of offices in Bristol and London but recruit right across the UK, Europe and the US.


Why work with us?

Unlike most recruitment companies we don’t operate with the typical “sales” driven culture that’s common in our sector. This gives us greater independence and objectivity and allows us to focus purely on your agenda and career aspirations and find the right opportunity for you – even if you are not “actively looking” in the market.

Whether you or keen to secure a new opportunity right now or simply keeping an eye on the market for that perfect opportunity, we commit to offer you:

  • Honest, impartial and specialist market advice/intelligence from recruiters with extensive experience.
  • CV appraisal and preparation guidance.
  • Full, in-depth application support throughout the recruitment process from initial approach, interview preparation and feedback, salary negotiation, resignation management – right up to starting your new opportunity.
  • Up to the minute and specific salary and benefits benchmarking relative to your experience, sector and location.
  • Long term career planning and professional development advice.
  • Complete confidentiality and a guarantee that we will never share your CV with any third party without your express knowledge and consent.

If that sounds like the kind of recruitment partner that you would prefer to work with then please do get in touch with one of our directors:

Giles Boustead

Mobile: +44 7500 113 777



Chris Conner

Mobile: +44 7818 644 577



Bristol Office: +44 117 975 8600


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