Sole Counsel, UK

England, London
07 Apr 2021
05 May 2021
JN -042021-2554795
Thomas Watson
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
10+, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

My client is a unicorn start-up HQ'd in India who are looking to recruit a lawyer to be solely responsible for all legal and regulatory matters for it's UK business.

Client Details

A well established start-up business whose global HQ is in India.


Reporting into the General Counsel you will be the sole lawyer for the UK arm of the business, working closely with the key stakeholders in this market to support on all legal and regulatory matters.

Whilst this is a typically broad role for a lawyer it is likely that you will spend significant time:

  • Advising on marketing campaigns;
  • Negotiating commercial agreements;
  • Advising on data protection issues; and
  • Horizon scanning for upcoming regulatory issues that the business will need to react to.

Whilst this role will cover the UK arm of the business it is hoped that in time the role will expand to look after future European operations.


The successful candidate will be a qualified lawyer who has trained at a top tier law firm before subsequently moving in house. Candidates should have an excellent grounding in commercial work as well as experience advising on marketing agreements and data protection matters.

As this will be the sole lawyer for the UK business candidates are expected to be comfortable operating in a fast paced environment without a formal support structure. Being able to adapt to the changing needs of the business will be an essential part of this role.

Job Offer

A six figure basic salary + excellent benefits + competitive bonus structure.

This represents a fantastic opportunity for a lawyer looking to take on a highly visible and commercial legal role in a rapidly expanding company.