Provides advise that effectively balances legal risk with desired commercial outcomes.
Acts as trusted advisor to senior leaders as well as being able to support and advise non-legal professionals.
Builds trust and credibility quickly with internal stakeholders as well as external advisors.
Used to dealing with a wide range of legal issues ranging from commercial contracts to corporate law.
In-house Legal Counsel
Role: In-house Legal Counsel
Job type: Permanent
Preferred work pattern: 2-3 days a week
Locations: South East/Hybrid
Salary: £100,000 – £120,000 FTE
Profile & experience
A fully qualified lawyer with over 15 years’ in-house experience. After qualifying and a spell in practice they moved in-house, initially working for large, international businesses before applying their skills to support entrepreneurial start-up and scale-up businesses – including in some instances taking them through to sale.
A true generalist with experience in all areas of the law including corporate/M&A and company secretarial. They have a commercial outlook and can balance desired commercial outcomes with legal risk, often acting as a trusted advisor and business partner to founders and senior executives. With a growth mindset and an adaptable approach, they are comfortable working in a dynamic environment.
Areas of expertise include commercial contracts, employment law, M&A, GDPR, IP, governance, change management and business growth.