In-house Legal Counsel

Kingston upon Hull
£40000 - £50000 per annum
13 Mar 2018
10 Apr 2018
Andy Balmer
Full time
Contract type
In-house Legal Counsel
Hull | NQ+ years PQE

Arco is the UK's leading safety company, with a core purpose to keep people safe at work. We distribute over 170,000 world-class quality-assured products and training providing expert advice, helping to shape the safety world and make work a safer place. With a heritage spanning four generations, family values are important to us. We been awarded the title of 'Superbrand' by the annual initiative to identify and celebrate the UK's strongest consumer and business-to-business brands in Britain.

Arco's mission is keep people safe at work and as market leaders, the company offers the widest range of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in the UK. Our National Distribution Center holds an impressive 22,000 products and we have a network of over 40 branches which cover the UK and Ireland

The company is looking to recruit an additional member of the legal team to be based at the corporate HQ in East Yorkshire, working on a range of legal matters.

From day one, you'll be responsible for providing comprehensive advice and solutions on a broad range of commercial contracts, which will be the main remit of the role, however you will be involved in other areas of law such as corporate, competition, employment, property, IP and the resolution of commercial disputes.

It's a small legal team with responsibility for all legal advice across the business so it's important that you are ready to meet the challenges offered and have the experience, technical capability and flexibility to handle variety and complexity. No two days will be the same and you are very likely to be dealing with interesting legal issues you've not seen before and be expected to tackle them head on.
To be of interest, you must be a qualified solicitor with excellent training credentials, a strong grounding in an area of corporate and commercial law which involves drafting, negotiating and advising on commercial contracts. You will need at least 1 year of PQE and be committed to living or commuting to Hull.

To be successful, you'll need to be a robust, confident and technically capable individual with a commercial perspective, who is comfortable with high levels of responsibility.

On offer is a strong salary of up to £50,000 per annum and an excellent benefits package

Arco has retained Andy Balmer and Miguel Florit of Florit Brooke on an exclusive basis and all direct or third party applications will be forwarded to them for consideration.

To apply, please email your CV, together with details of your current or most recent basic salary and package, to

Florit Brooke advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the level of experience required for the role and this does not prohibit applications from candidates who are able to demonstrate the necessary skills and experience. We aim to respond to enquiries as soon as possible but if we have not contacted you within 5 days then unfortunately on this occasion your application has not quite met the requirements of our client closely enough.