Head of Legal (Sole Counsel)
Salary £85,000 - £95,000 per annum
Location West EndCONTRACTOR
Consultant Jon Lucas
Date posted 01 April 20192019-04-01 2019-05-01 marketing West End London GB GBP 85000 95000 95000 YEAR Robert Walters https://www.robertwalters.co.uk
International marketing agency based in Central London are offering a fantastic role to join them as Head of Legal to cover a ten month maternity leave.
About the Role
Working as the company’s sole counsel, you will enjoy a broad and challenging daily remit including:
- Drafting, negotiating and advising on a range of commercial agreements for a variety of stakeholders & departments across the business
- Leading corporate transactions and managing external counsel where necessary
- Advising the board directly on a broad spectrum of legal and commercial matters
- Overseeing intellectual property, trademark and copyright issues
- Leading training sessions for the company on new legal developments
- Handling GDPR queries
The Head of Legal positions requires a qualified solicitor with at least five years’ PQE (although applications from all levels will be considered on merit). You will ideally have trained at a magic/silver-circle or US law firm, and possess corporate/M&A experience. If you already have some in-house experience (even if it is just via a secondment), that would be viewed as advantageous.
In addition, the right blend of personality characteristics is also critical to success in this role. You need to be robust and articulate, as well as being able to handle matters that require a fast turnaround from often demanding stakeholders. You must also have the confidence to present and justify your ideas at board level. And whilst external counsel is available when required, in the majority of day-to-day scenarios, you will be the only lawyer around and that is something you must be comfortable with.
This position requires somebody who is available to start in the first week of July at the latest. Any individuals who are unable to commence a new position before then, cannot be considered.
This role presents a great opportunity for somebody to further their career in a fast-paced and successful organisation.