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Legal Counsel (Corporate)

Hays Legal
England, London
Up to £65000.00 per annum + hybrid working, bonus, great package
Closing date
15 Jun 2021
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Your new company
A well-established and market-leading international private education business with excellent corporate backing and a strong growth trajectory. Encompassing some of the leading private brands in the industry, this company boasts a high-performance culture, good levels of home-working ability and a collaborative feel. For someone who wants to have a purpose and work for a business that has a social and difference-making impetus, this is a great place to work.

Your new role
Reporting into the General Counsel, this is a corporate role focused on helping the business continue its excellent growth through organic progress and continued acquisitions. Working closely with the business, you will work on acquisitive transactions, joint ventures and varied commercial contracts negotiations. Additionally, you will support on a variety of data privacy, intellectual property and regulatory matters.

What you'll need to succeed
You must be UK qualified lawyer with at least 2 PQE (as a guide) and have strong corporate training and subsequent corporate transactional experience from a reputable City or national firm. Later In-house experience will be a bonus but not a prerequisite. You must have demonstrable corporate M&A experience and be able to run with transactions. Candidates must be able to manage stakeholders at all levels.

What you'll get in return
The company prides itself on developing its people, and the legal function has a proud track record of people progression, including a paralegal who has recently started a training contract within the business. You will be rewarded with an excellent salary and development from a respected General Counsel, who has positively contributed to the careers of many legal professionals. Aside from having a great brand on your CV, you will genuinely be a part of an excellent growth story.

What you need to do now
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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

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