Senior Legal Counsel - UK

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
£115000 - £130000 per annum, Benefits: Bonus, Car Allowance + Extras
Closing date
17 Sep 2020
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Job Title: Lead Legal Counsel, UK
Location: Berkshire
Salary: up to £130k + Benefits

Douglas Scott have partnered with a leading global business, within the FMCG sector, on the search for a Senior Legal Counsel to lead their UK operations. Operating as part of the UK Leadership team, you will be responsible for all legal matters running through the UK business and report into the Regional General Counsel in Europe.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Manages all day-to-day legal work for UK business including but not limited to:
  • Reviews and approve communications, advertising, promotions and product claims;
  • Draft, review and negotiate marketing related arrangements (such as advertising, claims, packaging, promotions etc.)
  • Draft, review and negotiate commercial contracts (such as sales, advertising, distribution, consulting, procurement etc.)
  • Draft, review and negotiate supply chain related contracts (such as warehousing, transportation, customs brokers, co-packing, co-manufacturing, services, raw materials etc.)
  • Assist with the drafting, reviewing, negotiating and implementation of company policies as needed
  • Advises on employment law related matters ensuring that all HR related policies are compliant with prevailing laws & regulations
  • Advise on all aspects of Competition Law affecting the business.
  • Ensure all relevant regulatory compliance for the business, working closely alongside the Chief Compliance Officer.
  • Manage all dispute resolution & litigation and co-ordinate input of internal customers and other functions for the litigation and related issues
  • Develop and implement a globally-aligned legal strategy for the UK business
  • Ensure proper corporate governance and appropriate, effective and efficient processes (e.g. corporate formalities, records management, etc.).
  • Work alongside the trademark and patent teams to ensure brand protection and optimisation.

The ideal candidate will be/have:

  • A qualified solicitor, with significant post qualification experience.
  • Happy with a UK focused role, leading the legal function but also comfortable rolling sleeves up and dealing with the day to day aspects of the role.
  • An demonstable history of working/advising within the FMCG sector
  • A strong general commercial solicitor and must have experience advising across a broad spectrum of Competition Law.

If this role is of interest, please apply by sending over an up to date CV and I will be in touch to discuss further.

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment are multi-award winning legal recruitment experts.

Our business – put simply – is to remove the pain points candidates may otherwise experience on their journeys.
Sure, we act for legal professionals of all levels making lateral moves, taking steps up the ladder or looking for contract legal opportunities.
And yes we can boast a network of connections that spans nationwide private practice, the UK’s in house legal departments and now the Middle East, Asia and the Far East.
But we are the only REC and APSCO affiliated legal recruitment specialist with an ISO9001 accredited quality management system and the Investors In People Gold Standard award.
And by externally validating our day to day activities in the wider business community we have been able to place customer experience at the heart of our business proposition.
Which means people like dealing with our team – a very experienced, settled and happy bunch they epitomise the Douglas Scott brand personality and will demonstrate a genuine interest in you and your career.      




Contact Us
  • Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
  • No1 Spinningfields
  • Manchester
  • M3 3EB
  • GB
  • 0161 233 6360
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