Legal Counsel- International Listed

Excellent Salary plus Benefits
25 Sep 2022
03 Oct 2022
Job Title
In House Counsel
Contract Type
Full Time
Legal Counsel- Bristol- Global organisation

We are looking for a lawyer to join an outstanding in house team with a long and established history.

The organisation continues its rapid rise and is now comfortably one of the UK's leading elite institutions providing a wide range of services to blue chip clients globally.

They have a strategy of growth which is geared mainly around strategic acquisition targets.

Reporting directly to the General Counsel, this new role offers the opportunity to work with a high functioning team across a wide range of business critical projects.

This varied role will include working on a range of commercial matters to ensure the continued successful operation of the firm's business whilst ensuring that risks are identified and minimised, and legal interests protected.

The role will involve advising on key strategic projects, and providing legal advice to the leadership team and a range of stakeholders across the organisation.

The ability to work both autonomously and with stakeholders in the business is essential.

The global structure of the organisation will deliver a rich blend and variety to the role of Legal Counsel.

The Team

A large established in house team. Longevity and stability. A strong and cohesive team with an incredibly successful track record. Highly recognised for delivering commercial solutions within a complex international organisation. Light touch, informal, creative and highly personable. Work from home wherever possible and available for office time when the need arises. Mostly based within 2 hours of Bristol.

Key Duties And Responsibilities :

Its difficult to pin down all likely responsibilities within a role of this nature. You will experience a blend of BAU and more specifically related projects which might take you offshore.

Below is a taste of what you might expect to find;

  • Provide proactive, efficient and robust legal advice to the leadership team and other senior stakeholders.
  • Manage the legal work streams required for the successful completion of projects within the business.
  • Managing legal risk and resolving commercial disputes / complex complaints.
  • Draft and negotiate contracts and other legal documents to minimise risks and maximise rights in a commercial context.,
  • Instruct and manage external counsel where specialist expertise is required.
  • Help develop the legal team's training and knowledge function and play an active role in the supervision of trainees and junior members of the team.
  • Build and maintain networks internally and externally to gain insight in area of specialism and keep abreast of developments in relevant law and regulation.
  • Assist the General Counsel and Head of Legal with ad hoc projects as required.
Essential experience

  • Able to proactively and effectively collaborate, translating complex matters into easily understood legal advice
  • Broad experience advising on legal matters including, data protection, information technology, intellectual property and contract law .
We will consider candidates from more specialist backgrounds. For example, Commercial Property, Insolvency, Commercial Litigation.

  • Exceptional technical and legal drafting skills.
Essential knowledge

Good understanding of UK contract law.

Essential qualifications

Qualified Solicitor 1-5pqe

Essential skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Able to communicate effectively and influence stakeholders at all levels.

Ability to negotiate confidently either verbally or in writing.

Excellent attention to detail.

Package details

On offer is a highly competitive salary and excellent benefits package.

Highly competitive Pension scheme.

Share Plan matched scheme

Discretionary Bonus

Flexible benefits scheme

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