In House Legal Counsel- 5+ pqe Bristol- Remote working options

Clifton Legal
Bristol (City Centre), Bristol
Competitive Salary and Good Benefits
04 Jan 2021
01 Feb 2021
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior In House Counsel to join an established legal function supporting a global business.

Our client is a fast growing success story. Managing a rapidly expanding customer base within the Financial Services sector, they are now looking to further strengthen their legal team with the addition of a commercial lawyer.

Reporting to the Head of Legal, you will join an established legal team who have developed excellent legal foundations and now looking to shape the department further in line with recent rapid growth.

This new role will assist the Head of Department to develop enhanced procedures to ensure departmental compliance with all regulatory, legal and Financial Conduct Authority requirements.   
This is a broad role which will cover;

  • Commercial contracts (Customer, Supplier and Third Party),
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements,
  • Asset and Share Purchase Agreements,
  • Data Protection and  Intellectual Property risk alongside and Information Technology,
  • Mergers and Acquisitions.


You will have autonomy to work with the wider business and have involvement with senior stakeholders across the business. This will include key projects, risk management, Investment agreements, new product launches, terms of business.


To be successful in this role, it will help if you have some experience working in a financial services environment but this is not essential. Your 5+ years experience as a UK Qualified Solicitor in non contentious commercial law is key as is your widespread commercial contracts experience.

You will be highly adaptable and work well as part of a team environment.

We are looking for individuals who can evidence commercial thinking and an innate ability to communicate effectively at every level.

You will either be a commercial lawyer working in house or looking for a first move from a position in Private Practice.

We would prefer you to have links to the Bristol region. Flexible working is offered with the requirement to work in Bristol when necessary.