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Legal Counsel

England, West Midlands, Birmingham
£50000 - £65000 per annum
Closing date
20 May 2021

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We're working with a long-standing client of ours on an in-house opportunity in Birmingham. This is a unique opportunity for a Legal Counsel to join an established in-house team where the work is varied and complex with a huge amount of flexibility and autonomy.

As a professional services business, the work varies from procurement contracts, IT contracts to marketing and sponsorship agreements. As a business they want you not only to advise straight forward and jargon-free legal advice to the stakeholders but to be a real advisor to the company, so a strong level of commercial awareness is important.

You will ideally have gained a minimum of 4 years' PQE in a Commercial contract's role, this could've been solely in-house or a mixture of in-house and private practice. If your experience has been solely in practice but you've gained a secondment into industry, then I'd still encourage you to apply.

Whilst technically ability is important in this role as the work is often bespoke and complex, the company put equal value on wider skills such as; your ability to deliver information to stakeholders in a clear way, emotional intelligence, supporting initiatives around wellbeing and mental health as well as supporting other members of the team.

As a business they want their employees to be able to bring their whole self to work, they want to see your personality and allow you use more than just your 'brain' in your role. This is just part of the culture of the team and business as a whole.

Working from home and flexibility is a hot topic at the and this is something that is actively encouraged in this team. You can work from home as much as little as you'd like as long as you're able to attend the Birmingham office for bi-weekly meetings. They are also happy for you to work your hours around when it's most productive for you - if that's going to the gym first thing and starting your day later because that works for you that's great.

They're a business we've worked with for many years and believe they offer a really unique in-house opportunity. If you're looking to work in a wider team, have plenty of support from the Head of Legal and Group Counsel but lots of autonomy and sway over how and what you're working on then this role is certainly worth consideration.

The salary is really competitive within the market and they offer an excellent benefits package including car parking, private healthcare, competitive pension rates as well as huge range of wider things.

If you have experience as a Legal Counsel and would like to hear more, please contact Amy Haycocks at Sacco Mann on 0161 831 6890 or email your CV to with the reference AJH133417


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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  • Manchester Tel: 0161 831 6890
  • Midlands Tel: 0845 241 5644
  • London Tel: 203 440 5628
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