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In-House Legal Counsel

Employer
Ruleguard
Location
Hybrid –Remote working/London Office
Salary
£72,500 pro rata (£100,000 full time equivalent)
Closing date
10 May 2024

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Practice area
Company and commercial, Intellectual property
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
PQE
5 years, 6 years, 7 years+
Position
Solicitor
Sector
In-house

In-House Legal Counsel

Location: Hybrid –Remote working/London Office

Hours: Part-time (25 hours per week over Monday to Friday)

Salary: £72,500 pro rata (£100,000 full time equivalent)

Join a company that is taking the RegTech industry by storm!

Ruleguard is a SaaS application company serving the financial sector compliance market.  As a leading firm within the innovative "RegTech" sector we delight in creating cutting-edge business software to make it as easy as possible for banks, brokers, and investment firms to comply with regulation.

As an In-House Legal Counsel, you will play a critical role in safeguarding our company’s interests by providing legal expertise and guidance. Your primary focus will be to gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of our extensive “framework agreement” and effectively handle client pushback and contract negotiations. This is a senior position, and you’ll have the opportunity to work remotely for the majority of your working days.

The Role

  • Thoroughly understand our company’s framework agreement, including its nuances, provisions, and implications.
  • Provide legal advice to internal teams regarding the framework agreement’s interpretation and application.
  • Handle client pushback and markup related to the framework agreement.
  • Collaborate with clients, addressing their concerns while ensuring compliance with legal requirements.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate commercial contracts, including IT contracts and software agreements to ensure the company’s full legal rights.
  • Communicate and negotiate with external parties as required.
  • Ensure the company adheres to relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards.
  • Give accurate and timely counsel to internal teams on a variety of legal topics.
  • Provide clarification on legal language or specifications to internal teams.
  • Mitigate legal risks associated with client contracts and business operations.
  • Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues.
  • Conduct your work with integrity and responsibility.
  • Maintain current knowledge of alterations in legislation.

Your Knowledge & Experience

  • Minimum 5 years PQE
  • Proven experience as a Legal Counsel in a business environment
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of contract law, intellectual property, and technology-related legal matters.
  • Established expertise advising on SaaS (software-as-a-service) contracts
  • Full comprehension of the influences of the external environment of a business.
  • Demonstrated ability to create legal defensive or proactive strategies.
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity.
  • Sound judgment and ability to analyse situations and information.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) certification (preferred).

Company Benefits Offered

  • 25 (FTE) days of annual leave increasing by 1 day each year up to 30 days
  • Employer pension scheme
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Medical Cash Plan
  • Income Protection
  • Life Assurance
  • Gym/fitness benefits
  • Flexible working
  • Home workspace equipment allowance
  • Wellbeing and social events

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