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Head of Legal

Taylor Root
England, London
Competitive package
Closing date
1 Jul 2024

Job Details

The opportunity

My client are a dynamic organisation that is digitising Britain's energy system to enable households and businesses to use more renewable energy.

In this newly created and broad, senior role, you will report to and be working closely with the General Counsel to assist in achieving strategic business objectives that link to the government's wider climate change objectives.

You will support multi-million pound commercial (buy and sell side) and corporate transactions, managing relationships with external legal providers and the legal budget. Working with the General Counsel you will design and implement a legal risk framework as well as implement a skills and behaviour's framework for the legal team. You will regularly deputise for the General Counsel internally and externally when required and help to coach and mentor then legal team.

About you

The ideal candidate will have at least 10-15+ years PQE spanning both private practice and in-house experience.

The role will require:

  • A strong understanding of broad corporate / commercial and regulatory matters in the telecommunications and/or energy sector.
  • Experience working at General Counsel or Head of Legal level where you have acted as the General Counsel's deputy.
  • Proven team leadership experience.
  • Some exposure to advising on competition, privacy, and information security matters.

The business drive inclusivity and really value their people.

This is a unique opportunity to join a growing business with a good cause helping the country reach net zero!

Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.

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Established in the 1980s, Taylor Root is now widely recognised as being one of the world’s leading legal recruiters. Operating out of offices in the UK, Dubai, Asia and Australia, we are ideally placed to assist law firms, banks and companies with their legal recruitment on an international basis. Taylor Root has a strong track record in the recruitment of: Heads of legal and legal advisers; Law firm associates and partners; Contract/locum lawyers; Paralegals; Company secretaries and Compliance professionals.

We regularly recruit for positions in all of the following regions: Western and Eastern Europe; The Middle East; Asia including Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, mainland China and Bangkok; Australia and New Zealand, across The Caribbean and Offshore locations. .

In areas such as Project Finance, Derivatives or Capital Markets, where an international search is appropriate, our offices aim to provide truly global coverage and deliver a comprehensive candidate shortlist.

Through hard work, a professional and ethical approach, and not being afraid to be objective, Taylor Root continues to foster excellent, long-term candidate and client relationships throughout all of its offices.

Taylor Root is a member of The SR Group. The SR Group is a specialist recruitment consultancy dedicated to raising standards in the business environments that we serve. The sectors we cover include tax, legal, human resources, marketing, professional support and executive search, dealing with a substantial number of the world's leading professional partnerships, multi-national corporations and international banking groups as well as small to medium sized developing organisations.

For more information please contact your nearest office:

5 Fleet Place


T: +44 (0)20 7415 2828

Suite 614, Liberty House
P.O. Box 506739
Dubai, UAE
T: +9714 448 7770

1918 Hutchison House
10 Harcourt Road Central
Hong Kong
T: +852 2973 6333

Level 15, Prudential Tower
30 Cecil Street
Singapore 049712

T: +65 6420 0500

Level 12, 25 Bligh Street
Sydney NSW 2000
T: +61 (0)2 9236 9000

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520 Collins Street
Victoria, 3000
T: +61 (0)3 8610 8400

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