Legal Counsel

Hays Legal
England, North West England
Closing date
21 Apr 2021

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Your new company
Head quartered in the North West and easily commutable from Merseyside, North Wales and Cheshire areas including Chester, Deeside, Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Runcorn, Northwich, Crewe and Shrewsbury; this company is innovative, forward-thinking and looking to appoint a commercial contracts lawyer to join a growing and evolving team.

Your new role
Your role will involve handling a variety of commercial contract matters in relation to IT contracts, outsourcing, marketing contracts, licensing, IP and confidentiality agreements. You will be responsible for partnering with the business at all levels including Director level and will be involved in strategic projects as well as providing advice to the business on a range of in-house legal and corporate governance matters.

What you'll need to succeed
You will be a UK qualified solicitor with solid drafting, reviewing and negotiating skills with experience in a good spread of commercial contracts. In-house or secondment experience would be ideal and this could be a great opportunity for a private practice commercial lawyer, looking to make their first move in-house. IP and IT / technology experience would be particularly helpful. It is important that you can work seamlessly with the senior management team and build relationships with the wider business whilst working from home.

What you'll get in return
You'll enjoy exposure to a fast-paced environment on a varied workload of commercial contracts, legal projects and managing legal queries from across the business. You will develop your skills in-house as part of a collegiate team and will be offered a competitive salary for a mid-level lawyer along with opportunities for progression and development as the business continues to grow. Benefits include flexible working and free parking once the office reopens.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Navita Rooprai on 0333 010 5495.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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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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