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Date Added: Sat 10/10/2020

Senior Legal Counsel

England, UK
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Company: HAYS SPECIALIST RECRUITMENT LIMITED

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Legal jobs London, in-house legal jobs London, commercial lawyer jobs London, legal counsel jobs London

Your new company
A global business behind some of the most iconic private education brands in the world, with its headquarters in fantastic offices in London. The business has excellent backing, a growing legal team and a great breadth of work for a driven commercial lawyer.

Your new role
A Senior Counsel role reporting into the General Counsel, with responsibility for managing a few junior legal professionals, including a junior lawyer and Paralegals. This is a varied commercial generalist role, effectively the number two to the GC, with daily matters including primarily negotiating and reviewing a host of commercial agreements on a cross-jurisdictional basis, and advising on other ad hoc matters including data privacy and property. The positioning of the role will ensure the successful candidate is involved in the strategic conversations across the business, and there is a progression path in place to eventually become the Head of Legal Commercial.


What you'll need to succeed
You will be a UK qualified lawyer trained in private practice (or in a structured in-house training contract with defined seats) with at least six years' PQE (as a guide only). You will have strong academics and demonstrable experience working in a fast-paced commercial environment, predominantly advising on varied commercial agreements. While previous managerial experience is a bonus, this is a great role to get your first taste of supervising junior legal professionals. You will have stayed in practice for at least a couple of years post-training, while in-house experience, though useful, is not a prerequisite.


What you'll get in return
You will work within a well regarded team with exceptional career backgrounds and a high performance culture. This team is vital to the rest of the business and is involved from all matters from the start. You will gain great people management exposure and a clear career progression path to the head of the commercial team. There is also flexible working on offer in addition to an excellent benefits package.


What you need to do now
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