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Senior Commercial Lawyer

Hays Legal
England, London
£80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + bonus, package, hybrid working
Closing date
21 Jun 2021

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Your new company
A global, market-leading business headquarters in London and an exceptional portfolio of brands within the Group. The company continues its impressive growth and is accordingly looking to increase its headcount within the legal function.

Your new role
A senior counsel position, effectively the number two to the General Counsel as part of a small team. The position encompasses management of two junior legal professionals and entails negotiating and reviewing a variety of critical commercial agreements, while advising on and mitigating commercial and legal risk. You will also work with different teams within the business, advising on varied data privacy, IP, legal compliance and governance issues. The team will together endeavour to help the business achieve its goals as it emerges from the pandemic a strong, stable organisation.

What you'll need to succeed
You will be a UK qualified commercial lawyer with at least 5 PQE (as a guide), having been trained and retained in the corporate or commercial team of a reputable City or national firm. In-house experience in an international organisation would be a bonus. The ability to liaise with stakeholders at all levels will be needed.

What you'll get in return
You will be part of a high-performance culture, led by a respected General Counsel. This is an excellent opportunity to manage people of you have not done so before, and you will be exposed to high-quality, varied commercial work in a small team. There is an opportunity to further your career with a well thought-out progression plan. The business offers an excellent salary and package, with hybrid working options post-pandemic.

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

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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