In-House Legal Counsel, 2 - 3 days per week - Hybrid Working

up to £70,000FTE dependent upon experience
Ref: 2056 Date Posted: Monday 26 Feb 2024

Our client is an established and thriving consulting business working with a wide range of clients, both UK and International from the private and public sector.   They are a mission driven firm whose work makes a tangible difference to the businesses and people with whom they work.  

They are recruiting an In-House Legal Counsel to support across the business on the full range of legal matters.    This is a standalone role that is at the heart of the business and therefore requires a generalist lawyer with a commercial mindset and a pragmatic and proactive approach.

Within this role, you will be fundamental to the success of the business and will work with a wide range of stakeholders so it offers variety and involvement in all legal issues.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts - this will include statements of work, master services agreements, confidentiality agreements and licence agreements.
  • Tender frameworks and responses for both public and private sector clients.
  • Identification and protection of company intellectual property.
  • Management and expansion of company trademarks.
  • Data protection and GDPR compliance.
  • Management of company policies.
  • Company Secretarial duties.
  • HR employment law advice.
  • Keeping across changes in key regulatory legislation that affects the business and delivering training to the business as required. 
  • Offering advice and support on wider commercial issues where required.

About you:

  • You are a qualified solicitor, ideally with experience in commercial and contract law.
  • Ideally you will have experience of an in-house role.
  • You are able to provide sound, practical commercial advice and communicate this to non-legal professionals.
  • You have experience of drafting and negotiating commercial contracts.
  • Your organisational and communication (written and verbal) skills are excellent.

This is a truly flexible role and you would be joining an organisation that has inclusivity and flexibility at it's core.

Flexibility: 2-3 days per week with 1 day per week in office on the outskirts of Oxford.
Location: Hybrid / Oxfordshire
Salary: up to £70,000FTE dependent upon experience 
Recruiter contact:  Jennifer Brooks