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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Legal Counsel to join a dynamic and fast-paced team within a leading global customer acquisition agency. This newly created role offers the chance to make an immediate impact, providing critical support in ensuring appropriate contracts are in place to reflect the services provided

What you'll do:

As a Legal Counsel, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the business's growth by ensuring it has the appropriate contracts in place. You will be responsible for reviewing customer contracts, identifying potential risks and working closely with customers and suppliers to agree on contractual wording. Your role will also involve amending and enhancing template contracts based on changes in legislation and increased knowledge. Drafting new contracts and liaising with external lawyers will also fall under your remit. Additionally, you will provide support on various legal queries and ensure consistency with the US legal team.

  • Review customer contracts, identifying legal, commercial and operational risks
  • Support business with customer and supplier conversations to agree on contractual wording acceptable to both parties
  • Amend template contracts for changes in relevant legislation
  • Enhance template contracts as more knowledge is gained
  • Draft new contracts, Letters of Intent etc. as required
  • Liaise with external lawyers when necessary
  • Support with other legal queries e.g. HR; leases, either from own research or external advice
  • Ensure consistency with US General Legal Counsel and US legal team

What you bring:

The ideal candidate for this Legal Counsel position brings proven experience in a similar role within a business environment. You possess strong knowledge of commercial law which enables you to effectively review and draft contracts while identifying potential risks. Your excellent interpersonal and communication skills allow you to liaise effectively with customers, suppliers, and external lawyers. You have the ability to balance business opportunity with legal risk, demonstrating your commercial acumen. Your detail-oriented approach ensures nothing is missed when reviewing and drafting contracts.

  • Proven experience as a Legal Counsel in business environment
  • Strong knowledge of commercial law
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to balance business opportunity and legal risk
  • Detail-oriented approach to reviewing & drafting contracts
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities and meet deadlines
  • Candidates from Private Practice seeking their first In House role will be considered

What sets this company apart:

Our client is the world’s leading face-to-face customer acquisition agency, offering clients a tailor-made new customer acquisition program using multi-channel communication strategies. Since its inception, the company has established a reputation for delivering results and supporting the growth of ambitious, high-growth companies. This is evidenced by long-standing contractual relationships with household names. The company's ability to deliver results is also demonstrated through its group investment strategy, identifying high-potential businesses and early-stage investments.

Package:

Up to £70,000 with bonus upto £10,000

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Legal

Focus: In-house & Generalist

Industry: Legal

Salary: £65,000 - £70,000 per annum

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Associate

Location: Cheshire

Job Reference: A20IZK-F0F38781

Date posted: 26 June 2024

Consultant: Ciaran O'Neill

Phone number:

ciaran.o'neill@robertwalters.com

Ciaran O'Neill

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