Senior Commercial Legal Counsel

England, Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury
£85000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + Car Allowance, Bonus and Benefits
12 Jun 2024
05 Jul 2024
JN -102023-346234
Christopher Ewles
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
10+, 2-4, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Commercial Legal Counsel - South Buckinghamshire
Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, FMCG sector (50% remote, 50% office-based per month) - easy accessible from sounding counties
Salary: Up to £100k per annum plus car allowance, dual bonus, and benefits (excellent OTE)

Position Overview:

Our client within the FMCG sector based in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire area is now seeking Senior Commercial Legal Counsel to support predominantly across the UK with some work in the EMEA region. You'll work closely with senior management, key account managers, and cross-functional teams, advising on a variety of legal and regulatory matters.


  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiate B2B supplier and customer contracts.
  • Provide legal and regulatory guidance to senior management and key stakeholders.
  • Support Procurement with contract reviews and negotiations.
  • Handling UK advertising and marketing regulations.
  • Advise on anti-trust, data privacy, industry codes, and advertising regulations.
  • Offer ad hoc employment law advice to the HR team.
  • Develop legal processes, policies, and training materials.
  • Research and create legal briefings and guidance notes.
  • Handle miscellaneous legal queries and manage external counsel as directed.

Required Qualifications, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • UK Qualified Solicitor or Barrister
  • 4 years plus of relevant post-qualification experience.
  • Ideally have FMCG, Consumer Goods or Retail sector exposure, ideally in a multinational setting.
  • Strong UK contract law background, with effective negotiation skills
  • Understanding of European and US legal systems would be an advantage.
  • IP licensing knowledge and experience.
  • Exposure to e-commerce regulations would be preferable.
  • Familiarity with UK Bribery Act, FCPA, Modern Slavery Act, and UK Competition Law.
  • Experience with UK advertising and marketing regulations.
  • Cross-functional matrix organisation experience.
  • Pragmatic and risk-based approach.
  • Excellent communication and persuasion skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.


  • Competitive base salary up to £100,000 per annum, plus car allowance, dual bonus and benefits.
  • Hybrid working arrangement, with a good split of office and remote working on offer.
  • Supportive and inclusive work environment.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity, please submit your CV via the job advert

LHH Recruitment Solutions acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. LHH Recruitment Solutions is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

To note, the PQE indicated in this advertisement is intended as a guide only and does not preclude applications from those with more or less PQE.

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