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Legal Director - In House

England, Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne
Closing date
20 May 2021
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Rare senior in house role to join FTSE 100 company and local success story, which requires a Legal Director to take on a leadership role for the UK & Ireland business. Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne with flexible working and an excellent benefits package.

Taking on a key role within the Commercial Legal team, you will need to be a strong leader with significant commercial legal experience. You will line manage a team of lawyers and will contribute to high level leadership decisions and execution of strategic projects. This role will lead on the delivery of excellent commercial, regulatory and compliance advice to the business and will work closely with the DPO in respect of of data privacy matters. A solid understanding of contract law in a technology context would be beneficial.

It is likely that you will be a Solicitor with upwards of around 8 years PQE and will already be working in a senior in house role, looking for your next step up. Highly competitive salary and benefits package available including private health care and a significant bonus based on company and personal performance. This is a fast paced business on an exciting journey, it's a great, inclusive place to work with a solid reputation.

If you are keen to join a dynamic and agile business as a Legal Director in Newcastle, please get in touch with Sophie Linley at Sacco Mann on 0113 236 6711. A full position description is available on request.


Sacco Mann are specialist Legal Recruiters recognised as regional experts with a genuine interest in, as well as knowledge of, their marketplace. We are renowned for giving clear and straightforward career advice and true quality of service.

We have thirteen experienced consultants focussing on legal recruitment, encompassing the Commercial, General Practice, Public Sector and In House positions, both permanent and locum. In addition two consultants specialise within the Patents and Trademarks sector.

We feel that much of our success has been due to the fact that we:

- try to accurately guage and understand what both candidates and clients require and indeed that which they are able to offer and then bring the two together
- have a demonstrable knowledge of the marketplace. Fundamentally what you need is not merely someone who can post your CV to a practice, but someone whose strength of contacts within the firms can add value, ensuring that you are given proper consideration
- discuss each role with you thoroughly and get prior clearance before a CV is submitted. This is an extremely important for protecting confidentiality and avoiding duplication
- brief you fully prior to any interviews, ensuring that you know what the role entails and how the interview will be run. We also give you honest interview feedback - if you don't do very well in an interview you can always learn from the experience
- are accessible and return your calls

Why use Sacco Mann?

Principally because we believe that the points outlined above are fundamental. We enjoy recruitment, and we are good at it, because we genuinely enjoy assisting people make positive career moves. We don't shuffle paper because we know our marketplace and are therefore in a position to give reliable, knowledgeable and practical advice.

The vast majority of our applicants and clients are at pains to thank us for the advice and service that we provide and we believe the high level of referral business is a direct result of the fact that lawyers value our input.

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Hardman Street
M3 3HF
United Kingdom
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