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Head of Legal (Commercial Litigation/Employment) on-site

Hays Legal
England, Tyne and Wear
£ Competitive
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Hays Legal is exclusively retained by this multi-sector organisation seeking to appoint a Head of Legal. This appointment to the Group's senior management team would suit an experienced lawyer (10 years+) with an in-house or private practice background, to be the legal expert and trusted advisor to this organisation. Interest is welcomed from those with commercial litigation/regulatory or employment backgrounds, as well as the more typical commercial or corporate background.

You will be the first point of contact for all legal matters, finding commercial solutions and having a results-orientated approach. You will also manage the legal team.

Day to day responsibilities include:

  • Providing strategic legal advice and counsel to the Group on a broad range of legal matters including regulatory and litigation, employment, commercial contracts, data privacy, intellectual property and real estate.
  • Leading and managing the 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 Group.
  • Staying up to date on relevant laws and regulations, ensuring the organisation remains compliant.
  • Developing and implementing legal policies and procedures for the Group.
  • 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 matters. 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. On offer is a competitive remuneration package. 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.

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020 3465 0139
107 Cheapside
United Kingdom

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