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General Counsel - sometimes known as Corporate Counsel or Chief Legal Officers (CLO) - are the highest ranking figure of legal authority within an organisation and typically report directly to the CEO. In addition to providing sound legal advice, the General Counsel is responsible for running the in-house legal team, working closely with other department leaders and contributing to commercial strategies.
Becoming a General Counsel takes many years of experience in progressively senior legal roles. You will need to be a qualified Solicitor with expertise in both law and business. Often, you will also need to demonstrate previous in-house legal experience.
According to our most recent Audience Insight Report, General Counsel earn an average salary of £96,127 per year, making them the highest paid of all legal professionals. Find out more about the role, responsibilities and requirements of General Counsel jobs in our comprehensive career guide.