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Head of Legal

Head of Legal

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Our Central region retail client seeks to recruit a Head of Legal to support its UK & Ireland business. This is a new role with significant opportunity to mould and develop legal and business processes, and to be involved at ground level as our client invests in, grows and expands its UK operation. The role reports into the Finance Director and has responsibility for a small legal, quality and compliance team.

This role would ideally suit individuals living in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire although parts of Hertfordshire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire may also be commutable.

Our client, a leading retailer, is about to see receive a significant level of investment which will see it undergo a dramatic period of change and growth in the coming years. To help support the process, our client seeks to recruit a dedicated Head of Legal to provide pragmatic commercial legal advice to the business and its key stakeholders.

Working as the most senior lawyer in the UK & Ireland business, with a hard reporting line into the UK Finance Director, the Head of Legal will be responsible for a broad base of legal, regulatory and commercial matters. This includes corporate, commercial and regulatory issues, competition law, consumer protection, advising on disputes, designing and implementing regulatory compliance programmes, and advising on commercial and operational risk areas.

Our client is open minded on the background of the Head of Legal however it is essential that you are a qualified solicitor with a strong general commercial background. Existing in-house experience is essential, and retail experience is preferred. You should ideally be working in a Legal Manager, Head of Legal or Director of Legal level role at present.

In exchange, our client is offering a competitive basic salary plus benefits package.

This role is located in the Central region and is easily commutable from Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and parts of Herfordshire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire.

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