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General Counsel

England, Lancashire
Closing date
24 May 2022
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Sacco Mann is immensely proud to be working exclusively in partnership with a hugely ambitious and highly successful PE backed business. As one of the two main leaders in their market, the are extremely well placed to capitalise on a growing market and they are now looking make a key appointment in recruiting a General Counsel.

This is a position which would suit a UK qualified solicitor, who will report directly into the Board and CFO and prove to be an integral and valued member of the Executive Committee. This is an essential position at a critical time as the group looks to make a timely move onto the next phase of their genuinely exciting journey.

The ideal candidate is likely to have had significant experience of working within the financial services sector and possesses a solid understanding the language the FCA and other regulators connected with the sector tend to employ. It's likely you'll have at least 8 years PQE and will be a commercially minded and pragmatic problem solver. They are not simply seeking a black letter law specialist.

Exposure to Private Equity would be beneficial but isn't essential - most important are your honed organisation and communication skills as you form an integral fulcrum between external advisors, key stakeholders and the PE owners. Its ultimately a rare role which will offer untypical exposure and access across the group at a critical time where there is likely to be a correlation between the success of the group and your own personal financial gain.

Candidates from a corporate, commercial or banking background are welcome to apply. For an initial confidential conversation, please contact me at or call on 0113 4679789.


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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