We are looking for a legal counsel with commercial experience to fulfil the role of General Counsel. In this role, you will act as sole counsel, sitting on the Executive Team and advising on commercial and regulatory matters across the business in the UK and Ireland.
Commercial and data protection:
Providing day to day advice to the business on commercial and regulatory matters
Advising all areas of the business on a range of contractual matters, including IT advertising agreements, contracts with media agencies, digital marketing agreements, intellectual property licences, services agreements, data processing agreements and sales agreements
Advising on data protection legislation and best practices
Negotiating and drafting sales contracts and addendums
Handling litigation: evaluating claims and drafting settlement agreements, statements of claim and witness statements
Advising on the existence and ownership of intellectual property rights, potential infringements, strategies for protecting them and their registration
Reviewing marketing promotions and social media campaigns
Advising Customer Services team and acting as point of escalation for the team
Acting as contact point for Trading Standards and the Advertising Standards Authority
Looking into regulatory requirements for a range of products and services
Corporate support work
Advising on legislative compliance, risks and challenges to the business including in relation to GDPR, PECR and FSMA
Managing relationships with external legal providers in the UK and Republic of Ireland
Working with the executive team on the acquisition or potential acquisition of businesses or on corporate restructures
Supporting the HR team by drafting policies and procedures and template agreements,
Advising on employment relation issues
Negotiating leases, short-term licences to occupy and licences to alter
Understanding of high confidentiality in role.
Ability to prioritise and work flexibly, navigating quickly and comfortably between various different subject matters and shifting priorities.
Exceptional organisational skills are requisite.
Excellent written and verbal communication with a range of stakeholders is essential.
Minimum 5 years PQE in a commercial role with in-house experience preferable.
Prior e-commerce experience is encouraged but not required.
System knowledge of OneTrust is desired but not required.
E-commerce experience would be advantageous.
25 days holiday plus 8 days bank holiday
Season ticket loan
Brand new, modern office
Casual dress everyday
Employee Assistance Provider – Confidential, independent support, counselling and advice service
Lively social working culture, including ‘All-Bar-Wowcher’, sports and numerous other office events and activities
Plus many more…
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