Interim Senior Counsel - 6 month assignment

England, Berkshire, Reading
27 Apr 2021
25 May 2021
JN -042021-2565060
Tatum Colclough
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
10+, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

Initially 6 month contract with high potential to extend further and will include broad in-house legal matters.

Client Details

Global manufacturing brand who are at the top of their game and who use innovative technology to stand out from their competition.


Main responsibilities:

Provide expert and pragmatic legal advice on a timely basis to support the business and its subsidiaries in a variety of areas.

Key areas in which regular legal advice may be needed include:

  • drafting, negotiating and advising on all types of commercial contract across the EU including e. agreements regarding supply of goods/services, IT projects, confidentiality, marketing, agency, consultancy, sponsorship, outsourcing, franchising, logistics, manufacturing, motor sports etc.;
  • consumer protection law;
  • marketing and advertising law; and
  • compliance matters, including data protection, competition, health and safety and environmental law, regulated financial activities, anti-bribery and modern slavery.

Project Work

  • Support with legal and compliance policy development and reviews.
  • Assist with compliance and other legal training initiatives and programmes.
  • Proactively identify risk areas and work with the business to develop risk mitigation solutions.


  • Manage the work of external legal counsel on a Pan-EU basis, where appropriate.
  • Assist with corporate governance matters such as a yearly assessment of risk, ethics and compliance, as well as monitoring progress in these areas.


Candidate must be a Qualified solicitor in England and Wales and be engaging, have in-house exposure (ideally in manufacturing or technology businesses, although this is not essential).

  • 5 years+ PQE.
  • In-house exposure is essential to this role.
  • A sound understanding of all aspects of commercial law and compliance and an ability to apply that knowledge pragmatically in a business environment.
  • Experience of working on/managing matters with a cross border and foreign jurisdiction element and managing external legal counsel.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work successfully in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments, priorities and tight deadlines, with demonstrated organisation and execution skills.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Ability to appreciate diverse cultures and systems and adapt accordingly.

Job Offer

- Good day rate: up to £500 per day if working through umbrella company (inside IR35)

- Good flexibility - 2 days working from home will likely be the norm

- Working hours - 8am-4pm (Mon-Thu with 30 minute lunch break) and 8am-1pm (Fri) whilst still getting paid full days work

- Really lovely team and collaborative environment

- Excellent scope to work on high profile projects and broad commercial, compliance, DP legal matters.