In-House Legal Counsel

Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Salary dependent on experience
23 Nov 2017
21 Dec 2017
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Part Time

In-House Legal Counsel (part time - 2 days per week) 

Dotmatics Limited


The Position

An exciting opportunity presents itself for an experienced Legal Counsel on a part time basis (initially 2 days per week with flexible working hours). Reporting to the Directors, you will be responsible for delivering legal services to our global business.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Negotiating and preparing information technology contracts across multiple international jurisdictions.
  • Providing advice (and managing advice provided by external lawyers) on legal and regulatory issues of importance to the organisation, including international developments and issues in the areas of intellectual property, data protection, open source software and information technology law.
  • Advising on commercial matters, including in the areas of trade practices, privacy, contract and some employment law.
  • Assisting in the implementation and maintenance of legal management systems.
  • Assisting in the development of policies, procedures and training programs for staff on relevant legal issues.
  • Legal and policy research where required.

Person Specification

  • Currently holding a UK legal practicing certificate and relevant tertiary qualifications
  • 5 – 10 years PQE, with experience negotiating and drafting intellectual property and information technology contracts.
  • Previous in-house experience desirable.
  • Knowledge of intellectual property, privacy and trade practices law.
  • Experience working in/with US and Europe is desirable.
  •  Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written, together with the ability to communicate to people in a range of positions.
  • Strong drafting skills and attention to detail.
  • The ability to work independently and to use initiative.

Company Outline

Dotmatics is a leading global scientific informatics software and services provider, delivering solutions tailored to the modern, highly collaborative and mobile scientific environments. The company provides solutions to several vertical markets, including the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academia, food and beverage, oil and gas and agrochemical industries.


Bishop’s Stortford, UK



Salary and Benefits

Salary dependent on experience, 25 days’ holiday, pension, death in service plan, private medical insurance and access to employee reward scheme.


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