IT 6+ Hampshire

Chadwick Nott
Hampshire, England
£75000 - £90000 per annum
21 Mar 2018
18 Apr 2018
Brian Littleton
Sector/Practice Area
Information Technology
Vacancy Type
Full time

Head of Legal role reporting into the CFO at start-up IT company that is developing a critical market niche and that has doubled its turnover in the last 12 months. This is a hands-on role with direct interface with the board an a daily basis with the key duties listed below.


Ownership of the company's standard sales agreement bundle, which includes consultation with Sales, Product, Service Delivery and Compliance

Working with the head of partnerships, ownership of the standard in-country partner agreement bundle

Negotiation of contracts with prospects, customers, partners and vendors, which will require an understanding of the business requirements as well as consultation with the key stakeholders where appropriate, such as Service Delivery and Compliance


Ensuring that the group complies with its corporate responsibilities as regards the maintenance of its statutory books, share-holder and option-holder records and statutory filings

Management / performance of company secretary duties including completion of all required statutory filings

Maintenance of corporate insurance policies and ensuring that there is adequate coverage across the business. This includes:

a. maintaining the relationship with company's insurance brokers;

b. ensuring that updates are made to the policies in line with changes in the business;

c. conducting a periodic review of the adequacy of the coverage that is in place; and

d. ensuring that the brokers are informed of any possible claims on a timely basis

Ensure the protection of the company's intellectual property, including maintenance of trademarks and working with external advisors

Compliance and Data Protection

Management of the Compliance Coordinator and oversight of the day-to-day compliance requirements of the business

Provide direction and guidance to the Head of Data Protection, including interpreting the data protection regulations and ensuring that these are reflected in contracts

Maintenance of the legal risk register. This will include an overall assessment of the legal risks that the company is exposed to and implementation of strategies to mitigate those risks

Member of the Risk and Governance Steering Group


Lead role in the management of existing shareholders and any future fund-raising activities

With assistance from the Compliance Project Administrator, maintenance of the legal records of the business in an organised and easily accessible manner and ensuring that they are complete

Management of the legal delegation of approval matrix to ensure that responsibility for the signing of legal agreements is appropriately delegated across the business

Instruct and maintain relationships with external counsel

Ensuring that the business is kept up to date with changes in law and that its contractual arrangements appropriately reflect any changes. This includes a requirement to ensure that an appropriate level of legal training and updates are undertaken

Provide general expertise and guidance with regards to specific contractual issues and disputes

Other ad-hoc duties as requested

or additional information, please contact Brian Littleton at Chadwick Nott on 0203-096-4549 or at

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

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