Senior Legal Counsel
Salary £65,000 - £80,000 per annum
Location West YorkshireFULL_TIME
Consultant Alex Brennan
Date posted 14 November 2018 2018-11-142019-01-13 legal UK Robert Walters https://www.robertwalters.co.uk
Leading telecoms business is looking for a Senior Legal Counsel to join its in-house legal team.
Senior Legal Counsel – Leeds
Based in Leeds, a leading telecoms business is looking for a Senior Legal Counsel to join its in-house legal team.
The successful in-house commercial lawyer will be required to provide pragmatic, timely and sound commercial legal advice for all areas of the business, liaise with business, to manage workload and expectations, draft and negotiate customer and supplier contracts, and draft and negotiate business partner, distributor and sales agency agreements. Advising on Intellectual Property matters, updating precedent contracts and terms and conditions as and when required, proof reading and approving marketing and sales materials and researching the points of law are also core responsibilities of this Legal Counsel role.
The Legal Counsel role has additional responsibilities such as advising the business on the interpretation of commercial contracts, keeping up to date with changes in relevant law, managing instructed solicitors and counsel where required, and being vigilant for possible fraudulent activity and if necessary raise a security incident report using the template accessible via the corporate Intranet.
The successful in-house commercial lawyer will also be required to project manage matters relating to a contract, for example ensuring Service descriptions, Service Levels, Charges and other commercial, financial and operational matters have been approved by the relevant person in the business, such that obtaining those approvals does not delay signature of a contract or result in the business having to accept any onerous terms. The business will also encourage the successful to carry out any ‘ad hoc’ assignments as and when required, to be compliant with health and safety company policy and legislation, and periodically review the firm’s Security Policies – centrally hosted on the Intranet – to ensure full compliance with the current legal, regulatory and company requirements.
Based in Leeds, this position is for a Legal Counsel ideally with telecommunications and technology sector experience. Naturally, the successful candidate will be a qualified Solicitor of England and Wales, and the ideal applicant will also hold a Full UK Driving License. The firm is seeking a proficient user of Microsoft Windows, Word, PowerPoint and Excel, and the successful candidate must be an individual with excellent attention to detail and accuracy as well as polished written and verbal communication skills. The Legal Counsel role also requires the ability to work autonomously and to handle numerous competing matters at the same time, effectively prioritising those matters and keeping the business updated in the process. The successful candidate must be highly organised, able to problem solve, identifying pragmatic commercial solutions to meet the requirements of the business and demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills in being able to communicate at all levels of the business.
This Legal Counsel role benefits from a competitive salary, and the successful candidate would be working in a challenging, fast-paced team-based environment.
For further information on this in-house Counsel role in Leeds, please contact Alex Brennan at Robert Walters (Leeds Office) on 07825 202 230 or email@example.com.
*Please note that PQE levels are only mentioned as a guide and do not preclude applications from in-house commercial lawyers that have more or less experience and feel that they meet the above criteria.