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Legal Counsel (Mat Cover)

Chadwick Nott
London, England
Closing date
18 Jan 2021
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Our client, an international luxury retail brand, are seeking a Legal Counsel to join them on a 12 month maternity cover basis from Jan 2021.

There is an exciting opportunity to join the established legal team within our clients head office in London for a 12 month period. The legal team enjoys a diverse and interesting workload supporting all areas of business and requires an agile, commercially aware and technically excellent commercial lawyer who can support the innovative and diverse projects, advise the business and protect the company from risk. The successful candidate will have excellent attention to detail, be capable of building strong relationships with internal stakeholders and be highly motivated.


We require an agile and technically excellent commercial lawyer with an interest in the retail/luxury goods sector who is willing to take on an interesting and varied workload, such as:

  • Providing day to day legal support to the business in the UK, Corporate and EMEIA regions on a wide variety of business projects, seeking advice in local jurisdictions where appropriate and directly delivering commercial law advice.
  • Reviewing, negotiating, drafting and advising on commercial agreements including in respect of warehousing and logistics, procurement of non-stock goods and services, IT projects, distribution, marketing, digital/e-commerce or franchise.
  • Assisting and advising on any other general commercial matters such as distribution arrangements, procurement, supply chain issues and data protection matters.
  • Supporting compliance projects within the business by providing advice and liaising with the business to achieve good governance.
  • Delivering pragmatic advice and developing strong relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Managing legal risk and giving proactive advice in order to reduce exposure.


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Solicitor qualified at a major city firm with relevant experience (Ideally 1-4 PQE)
  • Specialism in commercial law upon qualification
  • Ability to operate with minimum supervision and in direct contact with internal clients.
  • Experience in dealing with cross border matters involving working with foreign lawyers.
  • Strong academic credentials essential.
  • In-house experience.
  • Knowledge of languages an advantage.
  • Excellent commercial communications skills

Rate possibly paid on a daily basis. Equivalent perm rate up to 85K pro rata.

If you feel you have the skills and experience to be suitable for this role please send your CV for consideration.

Chadwick Nott Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Our business is about you. Helping you find the right job. We’ve been in the recruitment industry for 20 years, so we’re confident we can make a real difference to your career prospects. Over half of our business is repeat or recommended business – candidates returning for their next career move or recommending their colleagues to us. We like it like that.


But that’s not enough. We want to improve our legal recruitment service every day, every week, and every year, to ensure your success.


Our depth and breadth of experience means we already know the legal recruitment market inside out. And our industry-leading training programme fully prepares candidates for what lies ahead in a law career. So, as a lawyer, you can trust us when you need to take the next step.


We see things from your perspective. Nearly all our staff have legal training, and many have actually practised as solicitors. Which means you benefit from their in-depth knowledge of local markets, and specialist legal recruitment advice from consultants with first-hand, relevant experience.


Of course we take your career extremely seriously. We’ve worked long and hard to build trust and rapport with our clients and candidates, and all our dealings are treated with utmost confidence. We have a reputation for being proactive and well connected in the legal profession, and we’re always determined to achieve the best possible outcome for you.


For more information about how we can assist you please visit or call us in confidence on 0800 0121 848


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9 Devonshire Square
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