Head of Legal, North East

England, North East England
£Competitive + Benefits
14 Jun 2024
19 Jun 2024
Adele Callaghan
Job Title
General Counsel
PQE Level
10+, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

Hays Legal is exclusively retained by this multi-sector organisation seeking to appoint a Head of Legal. This appointment to the Group's senior leadership team would suit an experienced lawyer (10 years+) with an in-house or private practice background, to be the legal expert and trusted advisor to this organisation.

You will be the first point of contact for all legal matters, finding commercial solutions and having a results-orientated approach. You will head a small legal team.

Day to day responsibilities include:

  • Providing strategic legal advice and counsel to the Group on a broad range of legal matters, including contracts, commercial transactions, employment law, property matters, data privacy, intellectual property and regulatory compliance.
  • Leading and managing the legal team including: setting priorities, delegating tasks, and ensuring professional development.
  • Managing external legal relationships with law firms and other advisors, ensuring cost-effective and efficient legal representation.
  • Proactively identifying and mitigating legal risks for the Group.
  • Staying up to date on relevant laws and regulations, ensuring the organisation remains compliant.
  • Developing and implementing legal policies and procedures for the Group.
  • Contributing to the development and execution of overall business strategy from a legal perspective.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced lawyer seeking a first Head of Legal role or an existing Head of Legal seeking a new challenge.

You will have significant general legal experience, having advised on a range of matters. Lawyers with an employment background or a general commercial background will be of particular interest. You will be able to evidence a strong track record of your ability to develop and maintain strong relationships and partnerships both internally and externally.

This is a fabulous opportunity for a seasoned commercial lawyer seeking a wide-ranging and stimulating role within a fast-moving and collegiate environment. Hybrid working. On offer is a competitive remuneration package. Only those with UK experience will be considered.

To learn more about this Head of Legal role, please send your CV to Adele Callaghan (specifying full details of your current remuneration package) or email for a return call to discuss the role. This role is being exclusively handled by Hays Legal and all direct or third-party applications will be forwarded to Hays for consideration.

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