Sole Counsel / Head of Legal
We are working with a business at the cutting edge of its sector, that has blue chip engineering and manufacturing organizations as its main client base. Set up only 10 years ago, the growth of the business has enormously exceeded expectations. Turnover is now c£100mn and with several hundreds of personnel, and a bulging order book, this growth is on target to continue apace in coming years.
An experienced legal counsel is sought to join the business as a first appointment as in house lawyer. You'll need to build the legal function (with existing paralegal support), setting up various policies and procedures ensure the company receives reliable, pragmatic and commercial legal. Day to day aspects of the role will include advising on complex commercial contracting matters (IP agreements, collaboration agreements, sales contracts, joint ventures, funding arrangements etc) within the Group, liaising with external counsel, managing the legal budget, delivering training to staff on legal matters. In short, a superb opportunity to play a key role in the business, and to build strong legal function to help support the continuing growth.
It's likely you will already have in house experience, and have held position of responsibility. You may be currently sole counsel looking for a new challenge, or be a senior lawyer in a bigger team looking to take on a first 'Head of' role. You'll need a strong sense of commerciality, excellent technical skills to deal with the variety of contracts, property, technology and ad hoc legal work that will cross the desk, as well as equally strong communication skills to interact with board members and other colleagues across all levels of the business. It is anticipated you'll have at least 5 years pqe to have gained the necessary experience to make a success of the opportunity. You'd ideally have worked in manufacturing, engineering or related sectors, but this is not essential. Finally experience of, or aptitude in managing people would be useful to lead existing paralegal support
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