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Senior Legal Counsel

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
£60000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits: + Package
Closing date
16 Feb 2021
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Job Title: Senior Legal Counsel
Salary: Up to £75,000 basic
Location: Manchester
Flexibility: All remote due to Covid. Some flexibility post-Covid restrictions but there will be office based requirement in Manchester so this must be feasible.

My client, a FTSE listed, global brand in the manufacturing sector, are looking to hire a Senior Legal Counsel to work within their legal function, working closely with the General Counsel & Company Secretary on a wide array of legal matters.

As a senior member of the legal team, you will be responsible for advising on the below areas, multi-jurisdictionally:

  • Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts (incl. agency /distribution contracts, supplier agreements, marketing, advertising and sponsorship contracts etc… ) and provide support to the Purchasing, Logistics, Sales and Marketing teams
  • Advising on Corporate M&A activities, incl. due diligence for potential UK and global deals and working with external counsel on wider matters.
  • Other ad-hoc legal work including advising on disputes, potential litigation, property, IP, Compliance and Data Protection.

This position comes with a clear progression plan towards a Head of Legal/GC position and the opportunity to develop good in-house experience (including Company Secretarial responsibilities) within a listed business.

Candidates from 5 PQE upwards will be considered for the position and a good grounding in Commercial and/or Corporate law will be of interest.

Please apply using an up to date CV and I'll 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.      




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0161 233 6360
Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
No1 Spinningfields
M3 3EB
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