Senior Legal Counsel

Hays Legal
England, London
£70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Closing date
5 Nov 2020

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Your new company
A global business behind some of the most iconic private education brands in the world, with its headquarters in fantastic offices in London. The business has excellent backing, a growing legal team and a great breadth of work for a driven commercial lawyer.

Your new role
A Senior Counsel role reporting into the General Counsel, with responsibility for managing a few junior legal professionals, including a junior lawyer and Paralegals. This is a varied commercial generalist role, effectively the number two to the GC, with daily matters including primarily negotiating and reviewing a host of commercial agreements on a cross-jurisdictional basis, and advising on other ad hoc matters including data privacy and property. The positioning of the role will ensure the successful candidate is involved in the strategic conversations across the business, and there is a progression path in place to eventually become the Head of Legal Commercial.

What you'll need to succeed
You will be a UK qualified lawyer trained in private practice (or in a structured in-house training contract with defined seats) with at least six years' PQE (as a guide only). You will have strong academics and demonstrable experience working in a fast-paced commercial environment, predominantly advising on varied commercial agreements. While previous managerial experience is a bonus, this is a great role to get your first taste of supervising junior legal professionals. You will have stayed in practice for at least a couple of years post-training, while in-house experience, though useful, is not a prerequisite.

What you'll get in return
You will work within a well regarded team with exceptional career backgrounds and a high performance culture. This team is vital to the rest of the business and is involved from all matters from the start. You will gain great people management exposure and a clear career progression path to the head of the commercial team. There is also flexible working on offer in addition to an excellent benefits package.

What you need to do now
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Hays Legal provides an integrated recruitment solution to the UK's Legal and Company Secretarial sectors. Working across a nationwide network of offices, we offer employers and jobseekers a highly specialised recruitment service for permanent and interim positions across all business sectors, skill sets and levels of seniority.

We have a proven track record spanning almost 20 years in all areas of Legal and Company Secretarial recruitment, from one-off contingency requirements through to large-scale recruitment campaigns and wider employee management solutions.

We offer confidential, expert advice on job opportunities, compensation, business plans and exit strategies pertinent to professionals considering a move. We have the ear of key decision makers across all our clients and we have been instrumental in introducing and placing hundreds of fee earners and company secretaries into a vast array of organisations. From blue chip corporates, national and international firms through to niche practices, we have deep knowledge of the legal company secretary market.

If an organisation has strategic growth plans or needs incisive market analysis, we are often consulted as a first point of contact.

Understanding your needs

Whether you are looking to progress your career as a lawyer, legal executive, paralegal or company secretary, Hays' unparalleled recruiting expertise will assist you realising your career potential by finding you the right role at the right time.

Our consultants have an expert knowledge of the legal jobs market within UK and internationally. We aim to work closely with you and build a thorough understanding of your goals and aspirations through discussions and meetings.

We will:
- work with you to refine your CV
- offer guidance on how to improve your prospects
- provide insight into the sulture and expectations of the organisation to ensure you are well prepared throughout the interview process
- guide you through any job offer discussions, acting as your representative to ensure your interests are looked after

To find out more about currently available jobs or for advice on your recruitment needs visit or contact your local Hays office.

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