General Commercial Lawyer- 12 months Mat Cover

6 days left

England, London, City of London
£80000 - £90000 per annum
05 Oct 2021
02 Nov 2021
JN -102021-3608106
Sasha Veitch
Job Title
In House Counsel
Practice Area
PQE Level
Contract Type
Full Time

My client is looking for a Legal Counsel to join their Legal team for 12 months, reporting directly into the Director of Legal and Compliance. This is a rare opportunity for a mid-level qualified solicitor to provide commercial and strategic legal advice to all levels of an entrepreneurial and fast-growing business.

Client Details

My client is the 3rd biggest master trust in the UK serving over 1 million employees.


  • Taking a leading role in providing data protection advice to the business
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial agreements with clients and suppliers, including IT, marketing, consultancy and outsourcing contracts
  • Advising the business about its contractual rights and obligations
  • Managing and protecting the company's IP catalogue
  • Responding to complex queries from the business, suppliers and customers
  • Reviewing and approving advertisements, press-releases and other promotional materials
  • Working closely with the Director of Legal and Compliance to provide timely and first-class legal support
  • Assisting with litigious matters
  • Assisting with company secretarial and governance duties
  • Helping to manage the use and cost of external legal counsel


Essential Skills

  • Excellent communication, presentation and inter-personal skills
  • Effective team-player
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Flexible approach, ability and enthusiasm to take on new tasks
  • High degree of commercial awareness and business acumen


  • You will ideally be 3 - 6 years PQE*.
  • Prior knowledge and experience of pensions law/issues is not a requirement as this is a predominantly commercial role, although an aptitude and enthusiasm to learn and gain experience is
  • You will be able to work autonomously and have excellent attention to detail to take on a varied workload.

*The PQE indicated in this advertisement is intended as a guide only and does not preclude applications from those with more or less PQE.

Job Offer

  • Competitive Basic Salary
  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • 25 days Annual Leave, increasing to 30 days after two years employment (plus the eight Bank Holidays in England and Wales)
  • Contributory Pension
  • Private Healthcare
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Travel Ticket Loans