Commercial Solicitor

London – £80,000 - £85,000

Job Title: Commercial Legal Counsel

Salary: Up to £85K

Location: London

My client is a global, multi-faceted business, consisting of various different business units aligned to the Education sector. With their legal function currently in an exciting period of change, they have an exciting new Legal Counsel vacancy available for their London office.

The chosen candidate will be responsible for the following:

Acting as the lead on all commercial legal matters that affect the business.

Reviewing and drafting high level standard and bespoke commercial contracts (IT/Supplier/Outsourcing/Procurement etc…)

Advising on any data protection issues and working closely with the DPO to ensure ongoing compliance with GDPR requirements.

Advising the business on any other relevant ad-hoc legal matters such as IP and employment.

Supporting the ongoing compliance of statutory requirements for local and overseas legal entities

The ideal candidate will be/have:

3-6 years + PQE (this is intended purely as a guide. Candidates with more or less years will still be considered) Ideally from Private Practice, this will be perfect for your 1st In-house move.

Strong experience in Commercial/Contract Law

Broad commercial legal knowledge to include different areas of law (e.g. Commercial, intellectual property, data protection)

Please apply now for immediate consideration.

Please contact Lisa Spink, Managing Consultant - In House, to discuss the role in more detail or apply through the vacancy for immediate consideration.

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Lisa Spink

Managing Consultant
0203 846 3071

Lisa joined Douglas Scott in 2013, running our Locum desk for 2 years before going on to work as a Business Manager at one of the largest recruitment agencies in the UK. Here she focused on Legal & Compliance on a contract and interim basis. Lisa re-joined Douglas Scott in 2018 as a Managing Consultant to set up a Legal & Compliance desk within our In-house department, again with a contract and interim focus and predominantly within (but not limited to) the London market. Originally from Cornwall she now lives in the Manchester area with her husband and young son Harrison.

"Lisa's professionalism, global industry knowledge and contacts are exceptional. I would highly recommend Lisa for her passion in ensuring a candidate's skills and experiences matches the clients expectations and vice versa, fundamental in recruitment ! Above all, Lisa goes above and beyond, she is with you throughout the whole process, on hand to answer any questions, offering advice and support around a candidates or clients busy schedule, one feels like they are receiving a very bespoke friendly personal service!"

Data Governance | London

Job Spec:

  • Area of Law: Commercial Contracts
  • Type: In House
  • Salary: £80,000 - £85,000
  • Term: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Reference: LS5009

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