Legal Counsel 3-6 Month FTC

Hays Legal
England, Bristol
£40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Closing date
13 May 2021
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Legal Counsel 3-6 Month FTC - Bristol - Full or Part time

Opportunity to join this well-known business as a Legal Counsel for a 3-6 month fixed term contract role. This position will be remotely based initially with a requirement to be in the office a few days per week later in the year (COVID permitting)! The company are flexible regarding working patterns and part-time applications are also welcomed. Working alongside the Senior Legal Counsel and forming part of a legal team, you will find yourself working in a fast-paced environment, providing commercial support and advice on a wide variety of non-contentious and contentious issues to internal and external stakeholders.

Key responsibilities will include:-

  • Draft, review and advise on complex commercial agreements across the business
  • Advise on standard terms and make continuous improvements to the standard templates used by the business, identifying opportunities to systemise legal process and empower business units to manage routine legal matters.
  • Provide tailored advice in respect of supply of goods and services, trade-marks, data protection, employment, real property, licensing, marketing and other regulatory matters.
  • Manage, review and protect the existing trade mark portfolio, working collaboratively with the business to manage brand protection and to provide tailored advice to the business.
  • Support in the creation of legal policies and assist in designing, implementing and securing adherence to competence and training procedures across the business.

About you
This role will suit a qualified lawyer with experience gained in commercial contracts who is comfortable briefing senior management on significant legal issues. You will ideally have knowledge or experience of advising on trade marks, real property or licensing matters. This is an excellent opportunity to join a successful vibrant business and collegiate high calibre legal team. You will gain excellent experience and get some good exposure to really interesting work.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, contact Harriet Chapman at Hays Legal for further information. 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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