Sole Legal Counsel (4-8yrs)

Recruiter
gmk Legal
Location
London, England
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
23 Aug 2019
Closes
11 Sep 2019
Ref
LT28134
Contact
Liam Taaffe
Vacancy Type
Lawyers, In-House
Contract/hours
Full time
A leading specialist technology staffing agency is currently seeking a mid level commercial lawyer to manage the entire legal function and manage a Paralegal. This business is over 25yrs in operation and was recently Awarded as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2019.

You will be responsible for negotiating, drafting and reviewing third party commercial contracts whilst advising the CEO and senior management on day-to-day queries from the business on contractual, compliance, immigration and ad hoc matters. The vast majority of work will focus on negotiating and drafting various commercial agreements, in addition to drafting internal documents and processes for supplier contracts, and updating standard documents (terms of business, NDA's etc.) as appropriate. There is an element of compliance where you will provide updates to senior stakeholders on all relevant legislation and regulations.

The candidate;
Must be UK qualified with 4-8 years PQE and thorough knowledge of commercial law and in particular on drafting and negotiating commercial agreements. Experience of working in the recruitment business is advantageous as you'll be required to review and advises on legal matters relating to relevant legislation/regulations, particularly GDPR and IR35. Must be pragmatic with an ability to provide sound commercial (non-legal) advice and foresee risks which might impact the business commercially. As this this an energetic office with lots of charismatic personalities you will need a similar cultural fit with the ability to switch on an assertive manner in order to stand your ground and say no. This company offers generous health benefits, exciting work functions, paid-for holiday prizes and much more.

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