Legal Counsel - Corporate and Commercial (London)

England, London
£26000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, 29 days holiday, 22% pension
23 Feb 2021
23 Mar 2021
JN -022021-2172052
David Taylor
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7, NQ
Contract Type
Full Time

This exclusive instruction is a junior corporate and commercial legal Counsel position.

Client Details

Our Client is the commercial arm of a world famous London based University.


The successful candidate will

  • provide efficient and pragmatic legal advice and guidance on a wide range of relevant company, corporate, commercial law and intellectual property issues;
  • work with academic staff, shareholders and other professionals;
  • work collaboratively to contribute to the continuous improvement of the Legal Affairs team; and
  • work to raise the profile of the Legal Affairs team both within and outside of the organisation.


The successful candidate is likely to be a UK or Common Law qualified Lawyer.

They will be likely to have:

  • Experience of advising on, handling, drafting, reviewing and negotiating the wide range of corporate and commercial issues and documents.
  • Experience of dealing with venture capital or private equity transactions on a wide range of company and commercial law issues and a full suite of corporate and contractual documentation.
  • Experience of working with entrepreneurs, start-ups, and spin-outs companies involved in the technology sector.
  • Experience of grant funding of projects and knowledge of academic funding sources.

These attributes are desirable, not essential.

Job Offer

In addition to the salary of £55-60,000 per annum on offer for this role, there are also the following strong benefits:

  • Bonus: 10% annually (discretionary)
  • Annual leave: 25 days holiday, plus at least four closure days
  • Contributory pension: Employee puts in 6% / Employer contributes 16%

Please contact the exclusively instructed agent, David Taylor (Michael Page Legal) for further information.