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Legal Counsel / Contracts Manager

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
£70000 - £80000 per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2022
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Legal Counsel/Contracts Manager 
Up to £80,000 DOE

Delighted to be working with a world-renowned, BioTech business based in Oxfordshire, to find a Legal Counsel/Contracts Manager to take on an array of Commercial responsibilities within their legal team. You’ll be taking on a broad range of Commercial Contracts work throughout the business, whilst reporting directly into the Head of Legal Commercial to help support the business' global operations/functions. Based in modern offices In Oxfordshire, the successful Legal Counsel/Contracts Manager will be given a broad range of responsibility and will be expected to be able to competently liaise with different departments throughout the business (Compliance/Data Protection etc.)

My client is looking for a Commercial Lawyer/Specialist (Qual or Non-Qual) who has solid commercial contracts skills, has the ability to draft/negotiate contracts accurately and independently, and can work as part of a team with good interpersonal and verbal communication skills. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for the successful candidate to immerse themselves within an experienced and dynamic legal team, whilst working for a business who have a strong international presence in the BioTech sector, and are expanding at a rapid rate.

Duties and responsibilities of the Legal Counsel/Contracts Manager:
  • Support on all matters of contracts, commercial and IP law: including negotiating, drafting and reviewing all kinds of commercial agreements such as service agreements, license agreements, collaborations, confidentiality and consultancy agreements -  as well as representing the company in corresponding negotiations
  • Prepare and review contract specimen, standard templates, and approval processes
  • Provide legal advice and support for interdisciplinary projects
  • Collaborate with the company HQ  and with other international commercial teams on legal and compliance-related matters
  • A good understanding and experience of managing commercial contracts is required, as is an understanding and experience of either the BioTech, Pharma, Life Sciences, Research, Healthcare or Nanotech sectors

The business are offering a competitive salary, 3 days WFH & 2 from the office, 25 days holiday (rising by 1 day each year), flexible working hours, holiday pay, dental insurance, private healthcare, up to 7.5% matched pension and a discretionary bonus. 

If you are a Legal Counsel/Contracts Manager based in the South East please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


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.      




Find Us
0161 233 6360
Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
No1 Spinningfields
1 Hardman Square, Spinningfields
Greater Manchester
M3 3EB
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