England, Norfolk, Kings Lynn
12 Feb 2021
12 Mar 2021
JN -012021-1998203
Nellie Russell
Job Title
In House Counsel
Practice Area
Commercial Contracts
PQE Level
Contract Type
Full Time

The role of the Legal Counsel is to provide legal support to the business across a wide spectrum of legal matters that apply to the business and its services or products

Client Details

My client is a global market leader in design, development and manufacture of drug delivery services.


Foster a work place culture in all functions within own remit that prioritises the health, safety, environment and well-being of our employees. Rigorously manage non-conformance or contrary behaviours where known.

Drafting and negotiating a range of commercial contracts for the company including but not limited to:

* Confidentiality agreements

* Purchase Agreements

* Standard Terms and Conditions

* Material Transfer Agreements and Feasibility Agreements

* Development Agreements

* Manufacturing and Supply Agreements

* Framework Agreements

* Quality Agreements

Review and update contract templates and any other legal template documents.

Providing support to the VP, Legal Affairs as required on group related matters including group compliance and M&A transactions.

Work closely with all levels of the business to ensure they are updated on the status of any negotiations for new/ongoing contracts and other legal matters.

Take responsibility and ownership of legal support for all activities associated with SupplyChain and Procurement.

Research and evaluate and advise on potential risk factors regarding business decisions.

Communicate and negotiate with a variety of external parties

Effectively manage and instruct external counsel on a variety of legal matters

Promote best practice for legal and risk management activities throughout the company.

Generating relevant materials, documents and training that can be shared across the business at all levels.

Staying up to date with changes to legislation, particularly in relation to laws, rules and


Be a UK qualified solicitor or if qualified abroad have practised in the UK for a significant period of time.

Experience gained in an in-house environment ideally in a Pharmaceutical, Medical device or Manufacturing Environment.

Have 1-2 years post qualification experience with experience gained in a top tier firm

Proven ability to deliver high quality work in a pragmatic, business focused manner to the timetables set by the business.

Ability to communicate at all levels of the business with proven relationship and negotiation skills

Ability to identify the material issues in contracts and advise the business in a risk-based manner and to escalate issues where required.

Ability to communicate complex legal issues and risks in terms that non-legal colleagues can understand.

Job Offer

Permanent role

This role offers a lot of flexibility. You can work remotely with fortnightly travel to Cambridge and one overnight stay in Kings Lynn per month.