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Legal Counsel

Venn Group - Leeds
Greater Manchester
Market related
Closing date
23 Nov 2020
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Job Details

Keywords: Legal Counsel, in-house, commercial, corporate, regulatory

Job Title: Legal Counsel

Job reference: SDA/731605

Job description: A leading international retailer is looking for a Legal Counsel to join their in-house legal team based in Greater Manchester for a 9-12 month fixed term contract, with possibility of being made permanent.

We are looking for an in-house lawyer (2 years’ PQE – 5 years’ PQE) to join a fast-paced legal team that is dynamic and hard-working. This role includes international travel opportunities (subject to COVID restrictions) alongside a good variety of interesting and high-profile work.

All members of the legal team are responsible for advising and supporting the business on a full range of legal issues (excluding day to day employment and property matters). This will include a range of commercial, corporate and regulatory work. Examples include:

  • Advising on, drafting, reviewing and negotiating a diverse range of commercial agreements (including licensing agreements, supplier agreements, sponsorship/influencer agreements - across sports, fashion and music, consumer facing terms and conditions, online/media campaigns and technology agreements).
  • Assisting the business’s M&A team on a diverse range of corporate transactional work, including acquisitions and joint ventures, in the UK and internationally.
  • Advising the business on various regulatory areas including data protection, consumer regulations and advertising standards regulations.
  • Maintaining and actively managing intellectual property portfolios and providing IP advice to the business.
  • The management of relationships and interaction with external counsel and advisors.


  • UK qualified solicitor (PQE Experience is essential).
  • Training and previous commercial law experience in a respectable in-house role or law firm.
  • The ability to work with all levels of the business (including the executive leadership team).
  • The ability to manage international legal matters and to take ownership of key international territories (the role requires travelling to such territories as necessary - subject to COVID restrictions).
  • Self-motivated, ambitious individuals with the ability to thrive in a fast paced environment.
  • Commercially aware, taking a pragmatic and commercial approach to balancing legal risk.


  • Experience in commercial contracts in media/entertainment/sports beneficial.
  • M&A knowledge/experience desirable.
  • GDPR knowledge/experience desirable. 
  • Knowledge and experience in negotiating IT/Software agreements desirable.
  • Prior in-house experience (especially in retail) beneficial but not required.

Salary:  DOE

To discuss this role in more detail please contact Sophie Anderson or by calling on 0161 830 1830.

Venn Group is an equal opportunities employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates.

Keywords: Legal Counsel, in-house, commercial, corporate, regulatory


By engaging with Venn Group you are selecting a recruitment consultancy that is set up to meet the demands of the contract and interim job market. Our infrastructure, training and service are all intricately designed to provide you with a reliable and effective response.

Our recruitment consultants will take the time to get to know the opportunities you seek in your next assignment and will guide you through the recruitment process with the attention to detail we are known for.

Having dedicated ourselves to providing contract and interim staff over two decades, we have forged long-standing relationships with many regular hirers for contract or project resources.

Contact Us
  • Fountain House
  • 5 South Parade
  • Leeds
  • LS1 5QX
  • GB
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