In-house Legal Counsel

England, Lancashire, Preston
generous benefits package
31 May 2023
28 Jun 2023
Craig Wilson
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7, NQ
Contract Type
Full Time

Would you like to work on some of the world's most complex and challenging engineering programmes?

Our multinational client seeks to recruit an additional solicitor to work as In-house Legal Counsel at its office in Preston, Lancashire.

Applications are actively encouraged from solicitors with commercial legal experience, gained working as a contracts solicitor or in another commercial legal discipline, such as corporate, commercial litigation, commercial insurance, construction, real estate, or projects.


Our client is a global engineering business with operations throughout the UK, Europe, US and beyond. It is one of the UK's leading companies and its products are services are increasingly high-tech, complex and diverse.

This role is a superb opportunity for those looking to work for a leading company that is involved at the cutting edge of technology, whilst also working in an established legal team comprising experienced in-house solicitors.

Role - In-house Legal Counsel:

Embedded within the businesses, as In-house Legal Counsel you be a part of a collegiate and welcoming in-house legal team. You will have involvement in high-value and complex legal and commercial matters, and you will be afforded a high degree of autonomy and responsibility as a true legal business partner.

Example duties and and responsibilities include:

- drafting, negotiating, agreeing and completing contractual agreements with customers and partners in the UK, US and Europe;
- providing proactive, high quality, business-focused legal advice and solutions in a timely manner and as a business partner, across multiple jurisdictions;
- drafting, negotiating, agreeing, completing and supporting contractual arrangements with customers and partners which contribute to the development of the business;
- ensuring compliance with all applicable legal requirements including health and safety, procurement law, product safety, compliance and ethical business conduct;
- supporting on export contracts and ensuring governance in establishing internal partnerships;
- participation in disputes to assist in developing appropriate strategies for their effective resolution;
- contributing to the wider UK and global legal function, as and when required.

About you:

Applicants should be a UK qualified solicitor with appropriate training and experience gained at a leading commercial law firm and/or equivalent in-house legal department.

Due to the diverse nature of the industry sector and products, our client is willing to consider applications from solicitors experienced in a range of commercial legal disciplines. This includes commercial, corporate, commercial litigation, commercial insurance, real estate construction, projects etc.

Benefits package:

Our client offers an excellent benefits package which includes a bonus, pension, enhanced annual leave allowance and a company contributed Share Incentive Plan.

They also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts.

BCL Legal is an equal opportunities employer.