Legal Counsel

England, Surrey
£55000 - £65000 per annum
03 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Thomas Watson
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
Contract Type
Full Time

This globally recognisable brand is looking to hire a commercial lawyer into its small, but expanding legal team based in Surrey.

Client Details

An instantly recognisable global brand whose main headquarters are based in Surrey.


  • Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts.
  • Manage and direct legal matters by delivering timely, cost effective and technically correct advice and guidance in an accessible and solution orientated manner.
  • Advising and supporting the company's global sales, operations, marketing and finance teams to ensure corporate compliance and consistency.
  • Drafting and negotiating R&D, partnership, promotional and licensing agreements relating to the company's intellectual property.
  • Communicating to all levels of management potential legal risks and mitigation strategies relating to the company's business.
  • Instructing external counsel and actively manage fees
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of knowledge management, and actively sharing knowledge with colleagues across the business.
  • Conduct and arrange internal legal training for colleagues across the business, where relevant.


  • Qualified solicitor with a strong academic background and training from a well known law firm.
  • Experience in commercial law with experience in advising on legal and regulatory risks.
  • Strong drafting and negotiating skills.
  • Experience in advising on multi-jurisdictional transactions
  • Ability to establish trusted relationships with colleagues
  • Prior in-house experience (either through secondment or permanent role) would be helpful but is not essential.

Job Offer

A basic salary paying up to £65,000 (depending on experience) + benefits + discretionary bonus.