Legal Counsel

Scotland, Glasgow
£45000 - £55000 per annum
13 Mar 2024
10 Apr 2024
JN -032024-6364635
Rosie Gage
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is seeking a Legal Counsel to support the Divisional Chief Counsel in relation to the handling and resolution of legal, contractual and compliance issues faced by their Legal & Export Control Team. They are a FTSE250 listed organisation who specialise in the provision of engineering and support services to the marine, maritime and defence industries.

Client Details

Our client is the world leading underwater capability provider, serving the commercial and defence markets with innovative diving, submarine and hyperbaric rescue, technical solutions and services. Employing over 1,500 staff across various locations and with a global footprint, they strive for excellence and innovation, providing critical services to their customers.


As Legal Counsel you will be an integral member of the Legal & Export Control Team and will support the Divisional Chief Counsel in relation to the handling and resolution of all legal, contractual and compliance issues face by the Division.

Key duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Provide legal and contractual support to the Division and its Product Lines
  • Proactively support the Division Management to minimise any legal, contractual and compliance exposure for such Product Lines
  • Review commercial contracts, draft contract exceptions and negotiate client contracts and supplier contracts
  • Provide advice in relation to the protection and management of intellectual property
  • Support the Divisional sales teams through the preparation of agency, teaming and re-seller agreements
  • Support management of litigation, disputes, claims and supervising outside counsel
  • Provide guidance and assistance to ensure all operations and business activities are carried out in compliance with local laws and regulations.
  • Actively participate in the implementation and monitoring of the company Compliance Program including implementation and training of Corporate Policies, Standards and Procedures
  • Participate in the deployment and implementation of the Group Legal Department's strategic initiatives and provide support to the Group Company Secretary Department.


The successful applicant will be confident providing commercially focused and pragmatic legal advice to various business stakeholders, both internal and external.

They will possess the following skills/experience:

  • A lawyer (Scotland or England/Wales preferred) holding valid practising certificate and with 1-2 years PQE
  • Sound knowledge of and practical experience in contract and commercial law
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both orally and written and capable of adapting legal advice to enable desired commercial outcomes.
  • Adept at delivering to tight timescales, while managing multiple cases simultaneously
  • Self-starter, motivated and capable of operating outside comfort zone.
  • Flexible and good team worker, assisting as part of wider group legal team where necessary.
  • Confident in dealing directly and managing relationships with directors, senior managers, customers and suppliers.
  • Legal compliance and IP experience would also be desirable.

Job Offer

This is a permanent opportunity providing a great career opportunity with a FTSE250 company. Applicants must be based in either Glasgow or Aberdeen (or within reasonable commuting distance).

A competitive salary, group personal pension scheme and life insurance are on offer, amongst further benefits.

Please contact Rosie Gage of Michael Page Legal for a further (confidential) conversation.

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