Legal Counsel- Engineering and High Tech

Edinburgh, South East England or South Coast/Bristol-Hybrid working
Competitive Salary and Good Benefits
04 May 2022
20 May 2022
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7
Contract Type
Full Time

In House Lawyer – Electronics Division- Global Engineering/Hi Tech


Our client's UK Legal team provide support across the UK business units and divisions covering a diverse range of products and services from high-energy military lasers, to cyber and physical security solutions, and through to the design manufacture and supply of rotary aircraft available for commercial, public utility, security and defence applications.




The UK Legal team currently has a need for 2+pqe solicitor to join their team to support the Electronics line of business.




Job Description  


  • Lead the provision of legal support to designated lines of business, programmes or campaigns;
  • Providing commercially focused and pragmatic legal advice and services to internal stakeholders (particularly Commercial and Procurement);
  • Reviewing and drafting a broad range of complex, international agreements with a diverse range of customers, partners and suppliers, including collaboration agreements, terms and conditions of sale and IP licences;
  • Working collaboratively as a recognised legal expert integrated in a multi-disciplinary team, including liaising with and advising senior management;
  • Actively contributing to direct contract negotiations, ensuring robust protection for the company while supporting business winning and retention;
  • Supporting tender activities;
  • Assess, lead, and manage claims and dispute resolution processes;
  • Providing support and guidance on the protection, exploitation and enforcement of the company's intellectual property rights;
  • Monitoring and keeping up to date with legislative changes and relevant case law and being responsible for communicating bespoke and practical advice to colleagues both within the Legal team, and to colleagues within the business as applicable; and
  • Leading and assisting with wider business and ad-hoc legal activities as required.



Key Responsibilities


  • Leading the provision of legal support to designated lines of business, programmes or campaigns;
  • Providing commercially focused legal support to designated division(s) and site(s)   in the UK.



Skills Qualifications and Knowledge required


  • English or Scottish Qualified Lawyer;
  • Contract drafting skills;
  • Dispute management;
  • Negotiation skills;
  • Strong drive to support the business and add value to the services the Legal team deliver; and
  • In-house and relevant industry experience beneficial, but not essential.
  • 2+pqe