Legal Counsel

England, Essex
£50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + company car and exceptional benefits
22 Feb 2018
22 Mar 2018
Neel Mehta
Job Title
In House Counsel
Practice Area
Commercial Contracts
PQE Level
2-4, NQ
Contract Type
Full Time

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Your new company
A well-established and growing vehicle dealership organisation in Essex, with partnerships in place with multiple brands and ownership of over 65 franchises nationwide. The company has a rich 50 year history and offers exceptional work-life balance and impressive benefits package, including a regularly updated, brand new company car. The company is culturally very accessible, with interaction on a daily basis with senior management. The company takes its corporate social responsibility very seriously, and employees are afforded two days per year to volunteer with a charity of your choice.

Your new role
A newly created commercial legal position reporting directly to General Counsel and Company Secretary, as part of a small team. The role will involve advising across the business on commercial matters, alongside providing ad hoc guidance on data protection (including GDPR), business risk, legal compliance, employment, acquisitions and insurance matters. Contracts you can expect to negotiate and draft will include marketing, IT software, vehicle loan, franchising and procurement agreements. You will work with the General Counsel in supporting the organisation's continued growth, managing the existing national infrastructure and providing staff training across the business. The role will involve frequent travel within the UK.

What you'll need to succeed
You will be a UK-qualified, junior commercial lawyer with a genuine intention to forge a long-term in-house career. You will have experience negotiating and drafting commercial agreements and the ability to influence stakeholders at all levels. You will be a confident communicator with a team mentality and commercial mindset. Further, you will have the desire to learn and develop, with a positive attitude and willingness to integrate yourself across the business. You will be prepared to travel regularly within the UK, and you must have a clean, valid driving licence.

What you'll get in return
You will receive a brand new company car from a prestigious brand as part of the package, where mileage is fully covered. The package is generous and includes 25 days of holiday (plus a day off on your birthday), mobile phone, product discounts and various optional benefits. You will also get two days per year off to volunteer with a national charity of your choice.

Working closely with the General Counsel, this is a great chance to develop for the long term as a respected legal and business adviser.

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