Legal Counsel

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Ted Baker
Competitive Salary
07 Jul 2021
04 Aug 2021
Job Title
In House Counsel
Practice Area
FMCG / Retail
Contract Type
Full Time

Legal Counsel


Competitive Salary


Ted’s Guide to what the Legal Counsel does around here…

Ted’s Mission Statement

Our Mission is to build a successful company through the creation of a leading designer brand. By conducting ourselves in an efficient and courteous manner and by maintaining Ted’s high standards and integrity, we pride ourselves in always being in a position to satisfy the needs of our customer. In order to protect the ethos and persona for which we have gained an enviable reputation, we always ask ourselves the question: ‘Would Ted do it that way?’

Where does this role fit within Ted's Team?

Ted Baker is currently looking for a Legal Counsel with 1-3 years PQE who has a broad experience in legal practice. The position will be a key role within the Finance department reporting to the General Counsel and will act as an advisor to the global business taking an instrumental role on a number of key business projects. Previous experience working in-house or on secondment with businesses of comparable size is essential.

Main responsibilities

Ted is looking for a commercially minded and astute legal advisor who has an interest in gaining experience in a number of areas of practice which will be principally comprised of commercial, intellectual property, data protection, corporate and dispute resolution matters.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be available to advise all areas of the business around the globe in relation to day-to-day queries arising from usual course of business.
  • Provide support to the General Counsel in facilitating legal projects and training to the wider business.
  • Review, negotiate and draft a variety of legal agreements (including supplier, trademark licence, wholesale, distribution, marketing and other commercial agreements) and manage commercial transactions and disputes on behalf of the business with a central focus on achieving a commercially pragmatic outcome
  • Manage relationships with key external advisors to procure legal services for the business, review work submitted by external advisors and manage large-scale projects involving numerous stakeholders.
  • Devise and implement processes and systems to manage caseload and legal work streams within the business; provide legal support to the Procurement, IT, Customer and Commercial teams; and assist the business with regulatory and compliance considerations arising from product liability, trade and distribution, data protection and corporate governance.
  • Support the business in the protection of its IP rights, liaising and co-ordinating enforcement bodies for both online and on-the-ground actions to meet company IP KPI and enforcing IP rights as appropriate.

Tools of the Trade…

  • Solicitor qualified in England and Wales with 1-3 years PQE
  • Previous experience working as an in-house advisor or on secondment with a business of comparable size
  • Strong academic record and evidence of a sustained commitment to improvement of skills
  • High attention to detail and quality of work
  • High energy and ability to think creatively when solving problems
  • Ability to work under tight timelines and quick turnaround
  • Understanding of Ted's culture and company history

Personal traits…

  • An enthusiastic, ambitious and driven personality
  • A self-starter who can use initiative to anticipate needs of the business
  • Strong analytical focus
  • Passion for providing a high-quality service to internal clients
  • Able to work collaboratively
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organisational and administrational skills
  • Ability to work under instruction
  • Ability to work under pressured circumstances and make sound judgement calls
  • A commercial and pragmatic advisor

Ted’s Values…

  • Authentic: We have the freedom to be our ‘best self’, being true to ourselves and others
  • Kind: We try to do the right thing: for each other, our communities, our planet and for Ted
  • Curious: We are hungry to explore, innovate and think differently
  • Courageous: We have the confidence to be brave, have fun and discover the unexpected
  • Inclusive: We embrace and respect individuality and celebrate difference & diversity

Ted Baker is committed to equal opportunities and embraces diversity, understanding the needs and benefits of a balanced, inclusive workforce. We do not tolerate any harassment or discrimination towards any of our candidates or employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.