Head of Legal (Life Science / Bio Tech)

England, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge
£100000.00 - £130000.00 per annum + plus bonus and benefits
14 Jun 2024
09 Jul 2024
JN -062024-379229
Christopher Ewles
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
10+, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

Position: Head of Legal
Role Type: Permanent
Location: Cambridge (hybrid, one day a week office based)
Salary Guide: £100,000 - £130,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits

We have been exclusively instructed on a new Head of Legal opportunity based in the Cambridge region within the Biotechnology sector. The position is on a hybrid basis (one day a week office based) handling a broad range of commercial agreements and data privacy, whilst managing the In-House legal team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing all legal aspects for the company and providing legal advice and guidance across the business.
  • Drafting and negotiation of a variety of commercial contracts which will include CDA's, MSA's, MTA's, T&C's, Sponsorship Agreements, Collaboration Agreements, Clinical Trial Agreements and Supply Contracts.
  • Handling Data Privacy/GDPR matters with some additional support of a DPO.
  • Management of the In-House Legal function.
  • Act as a conduit for the Legal team with senior management when implementing new Policies and Procedures across the business.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • UK qualified Solicitor or Barrister with minimum 8 years PQE (candidates qualified in any commonwealth jurisdiction will also be considered with the relevant experience)
  • Must have an In-House background with Biotechnology and/or Life Science Sector experience.
  • Experience advising, negotiating and drafting a broad range of commercial agreements to include clinical trial and supply agreements.
  • Background handling data protection/GDPR.
  • Experience of managing or supervision of a team.
  • Personable, approachable with first class communication skills.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills


  • Competitive base salary, plus bonus and benefits.
  • Hybrid working arrangement, with one day a week office based in Cambridge.
  • Supportive and inclusive work environment.


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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