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Head of Legal

Robert Walters
England, London, West London
£105000 - £120000 per annum + discretionary bonus
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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

Job Details

Reporting to the CFO, key responsibilities include:

  • Drafting, negotiating and advising on commercial contracts such as license agreements, customer and brand agreements, supply and manufacturing agreements, promotional sales agreements, and software agreements.
  • Managing the global trademark portfolio and conduct freedom to operate searches.
  • Ensuring compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.
  • Develop and oversee data protection strategies, policies, and procedures to safeguard personal data.
  • Provide training and guidance to employees on GDPR requirements and data protection best practices.
  • Managing company secretarial matters such as corporate filings for UK entities.
  • Managing UK real estate and litigation matters as they arise.
  • Liaising and managing external counsel and legal budget.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and attributes:

  • UK-qualified commercial lawyer with minimum 6 years PQE, ideally trained in a reputable law firm with some in-house experience (however all candidates will be considered on merit).
  • Strong analytical and technical drafting abilities with a keen attention to detail.
  • Good knowledge of GDPR and experience in managing data protection compliance.
  • Good knowledge and practical application of intellectual property law.
  • Ability to demonstrate a positive commercial and solutions-focused approach in dealing with a variety of global legal issues.
  • Confident and calm under pressure, adaptive and resilient to changes, with a positive can-do attitude.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to manage both internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Demonstrates the ability to present and communicate complex information in a concise and compelling format.

For further information or a confidential discussion, please reach out to

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
United Kingdom

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