Senior Legal Counsel - Commercial

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
£65000 - £80000 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2021
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Job Details

Job Title: Senior Legal Counsel
Location: Leeds
Salary: Up to £80k (Negotiable DOE)
Working Pattern: Full working from home currently but with some office presence required Post Covid, although working from home will be regular as well.

Douglas Scott are working with an industry leading IT/Technology business based in Leeds as they look to grow their in-house legal offering with the addition of a what will effectively be their Sole Legal Counsel for the UK & Ireland business unit, working as part of a wider global team. As a senior member of the team, you'll report directly into the Global Legal Director but be given the autonomy to lead on the UK & Ireland legal function, working closely with the senior directors within the business.

As the successful candidate, you'll be responsible for the following:

• Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of commercial contract agreements for the business.
• Working with a wide range of clients from private sector SME's through to multinational groups and public sector bodies on various tenders.
• Regulatory horizon scanning and expertise provided on matters which the business needs to address (i.e. GDPR, Modern Slavery etc…)
• Liaising with stakeholders across various business functions, such as Marketing, Sales, Finance & Compliance etc…
• Work on wider corporate governance matters for the business

The ideal candidate will have/be:

• 7 PQE upwards (although lesser experience will be considered for the right person) in a commercial practice area
• Candidates from both Private Practice and In-house backgrounds will be considered but ideally, you will have some experience/exposure to advising businesses in the IT/technology sector
• Comfortable operating at a senior stakeholder level and displaying commerciality to facilitate business growth

If this role sounds of interest, please apply using an up to date CV and I'll be in touch to discuss further.


Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment are multi-award winning legal recruitment experts.

Our business – put simply – is to remove the pain points candidates may otherwise experience on their journeys.
Sure, we act for legal professionals of all levels making lateral moves, taking steps up the ladder or looking for contract legal opportunities.
And yes we can boast a network of connections that spans nationwide private practice, the UK’s in house legal departments and now the Middle East, Asia and the Far East.
But we are the only REC and APSCO affiliated legal recruitment specialist with an ISO9001 accredited quality management system and the Investors In People Gold Standard award.
And by externally validating our day to day activities in the wider business community we have been able to place customer experience at the heart of our business proposition.
Which means people like dealing with our team – a very experienced, settled and happy bunch they epitomise the Douglas Scott brand personality and will demonstrate a genuine interest in you and your career.      




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0161 233 6360
Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
No1 Spinningfields
M3 3EB
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