In house Legal Counsel / Solicitor

Salary- Competitive with generous benefits package
06 Jun 2024
04 Jul 2024
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
Contract Type
Full Time

In house Legal Counsel / Solicitor

This role is predominantly office based in Taunton, Somerset, with the possibility of some hybrid working.

Full time preferred with flexibility for the right candidate.

Competitive salary with generous benefits package


The legal team at WPA have enviably close and collaborative relationships with our internal clients and work closely alongside the broader business.

We are a pro- active, committed and close-knit team of 4 including the Head of Legal, 2 Senior Solicitors and a Paralegal, and together we look after both the legal and data protection work at WPA. We are looking for a solicitor to join the team and work with us in a mutually supportive but dedicated and fast paced environment.  You can expect to be valued, to play a vital role in our team and to develop relationships across the business from day one.

The role:

Reporting to the Head of Legal, your role will be varied, and you will work hand in hand with your internal clients. Depending on your prior experience, this could involve:

  • Reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts.
  • Supporting with tenders from prospective customers.
  • GDPR work, including supporting with subject rights requests.
  • Drafting or reviewing or advising on the application of policy wording or customer disclosures.
  • Assisting with the resolution of more complex complaints.
  • Advising on legislation which impacts on the business; Horizon scanning and providing updates on relevant changes to the legal environment.
  • Providing legal input on projects across the business.
  • Providing advice on the broad range of legal matters that arise in an in-house environment.
  • Providing training on legal matters.
  • Acting as the legal team ‘lead’ on ISO standards.

About you

You will have:

  • Post Qualified Experience (PQE) including experience at a well regarded law firm, In house experience would be an advantage.
  • Predominantly commercial experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • The ability to manage and prioritise a diverse portfolio of work.
  • Excellent Microsoft office skills.
  • Confidence to work and deliver advice autonomously and to engage at all levels of the business.
  • The ability to work in partnership with other members of the legal team and business colleagues.
  • A ‘can do’ and pragmatic attitude.
  • Enthusiasm for your work, and a commitment to our team and to the company and its success.

Experience in one or more of the following legal fields is desirable:

  • General commercial work; Consumer law; IT contracts; GDPR; Financial services; Insurance.