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In-House Counsel

Anakin Seal Legal Recruitment
England, Essex
Closing date
12 Apr 2021

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Our client, a growing insurance company, is looking for a solicitor to join as its in-house counsel.

Role Overview

This is a permanent role to join the established in-house legal team at this international insurance company.

The responsibilities of this role are wide ranging and includes providing legal support across the areas such as:

  • Drafting, editing and advising on a variety of agreements which are required for day to day business activities - examples include services agreements, employment contracts, lease agreements, etc.
  • Maintaining control of contracts and understanding of our various contracts so that they can advise us on termination provisions etc when relevant.
  • Assisting with the legal aspects of setting up new businesses and the associated corporate documents etc. Supporting with legal aspects of M&A's and intercompany affairs.
  • Maintain template contracts that conform to current legislation and business requirements. Update any relevant stakeholders with any changes or interpretation in law in a timely manner.
  • Communicate legal issues in contracts to the relevant stakeholders and seek solutions to issues in a timely manner.
  • Advising on legal risks and assisting with due diligence, regulatory and compliance matters in support of the Compliance functions as needed.
  • Participating in contract negotiations as required and ensuring the business complies with laws, company processes and guidelines.

Candidate Profile

The firm is seeking and commercial lawyer with the following experience/characteristics:

  • Solicitor with a minimum of 2 years' pqe working as an in-house counsel or in a corporate/commercial department within a recognised team in private practice.
  • Previous experience working in the insurance sector is desirable, but not essential.
  • The ability to foster and maintain excellent business relationships.

What's on offer?

On offer with this opportunity is:

  • Chance to join a growing underwriting insurance business' in-house legal team.
  • Diverse work across a range of different disciplines.
  • Opportunities for continued progression.
  • Long term mix of remote/home and office based working.
  • Competitive salary and benefits.

Apply Now

To be considered for this in-house counsel role based in Essex please get in touch with a recent CV as soon as possible.


Established in 1993, and with offices in Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham, Anakin Seal Legal is firmly established as one of the leading legal recruitment consultancies in the UK. The company prides itself on being able to offer a complete recruitment service designed to meet the ever-changing needs of the legal profession. Anakin Seal Legal became part of the IPS Group in January 2003 and operates as an autonomous division.

The Anakin Seal Legal approach is to work with you to explore the opportunities, the cultures, the histories, the personalities, the structures of various firms and what each one may have to offer you before any contact is made with a particular firm.

Our approach is based on taking a long term view and because we have a privileged position in the legal marketplace, we are ideally positioned to advise on a wide range of recruitment and personnel issues.

All of our consultants are highly experienced and pride themselves on being able to provide the most comprehensive and practical advice available.

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