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Senior Legal Counsel

  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: c.£90,000 + Bonus + Benefits per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 year ago

  • Sector: Legal
  • Contact: Paul Sherlock
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 883 2746
  • Expiry Date: 20 June 2023
  • Job Ref: PS/10350

Location - Hybrid - 1 day per week in Manchester office

Salary c.£90,000 + Bonus + Benefits 

Our client is a leading FTSE 100 business who have enjoyed great growth both organically and through acquisition.

This is a senior role within the Legal Team focusing on commercial contracts with a consumer law focus, where you will be working on a wide variety of commercial contracts.

Looking for candidates with significant experience of reviewing, marking up and negotiating a variety of commercial contracts, ideally with specific consumer law and advertising and marketing experience.

You will have some experience of working for a retailer, FMCG or consumer facing business.

The Legal Team is dynamic and hard-working. As a senior member of the Legal Team, you will work across the whole Group, supporting our business globally, as well as supervising and developing more junior members of the team.

Key Duties/Responsibilities:

You will advise and support the Group on all types of commercial contracts with a consumer or advertising and marketing focus as well as support more junior team members. In addtion, you will create standard template agreements, always look to create or improve working processes and provide training to the business and the Legal Team to develop their skills. You will also work closely with the Compliance team and in particular the Group's Data Protection Officer so experience in data protection and other regulations, that large corporates such as the JD Group are exposed to, is an advantage.

Day to day you'll work closely with business stakeholders from across the Group on various commercial contracts. You will have the chance to work on global projects with cross functional teams and will play a key role in rolling out training, policies and guidelines across the Group.

Skills/Experience/Knowledge Needed:

 UK qualified solicitor - 6+ years PQE.

  • Training and previous experience in reviewing, drafting and advising on a wide range of commercial contracts within a respectable in-house role or law firm.

  • Demonstrable experience of working with all levels of stakeholders in a large global corporate (including the executive leadership team).

  • Good understanding of the evolving regulations particularly relating to consumer law, data privacy, competition law and advertising/marketing standards to be able to provide effective advice to the business.

  • An effective communicator with demonstrable negotiating and drafting skills.

  • Self-motivated, ambitious, team player with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Strong attention to detail as well as a commercial mindset with an ability to explain matters clearly and simply to non-legal stakeholders.