Sole Legal Counsel

London – £65,000 - £80,000

Job Title: Senior Legal Counsel
Location: London
Basic Salary: £70k - £80k

Douglas Scott are working with a leading global business operating within the hospitality sector, on the search for a new Senior Legal Counsel/Head of Legal. The business are undergoing an exciting period of growth and as a result, are looking for someone to lead and develop the legal function as they see fit.

Reporting into a Senior Director, the successful candidate will work alongside the wider support services team, providing legal advice across a large range of areas affecting the business. The ideal candidate will be responsible for:

• Drafting, reviewing and negotiating the full range of commercial agreements running through the business.
• Leading on Corporate M&A projects, providing in-house support and managing external counsel for specialist aspects.
• Company Secretarial & Governance support
• Corporate Compliance - Ownership of compliance policies & procedures
• Any wider legal issues including Employment/HR/Reward/Insurance.
• Management of external counsel across all aspects.

The ideal candidate will be:

• Qualified Solicitor.
• Comfortable taking ownership on a wide range of legal matters and not afraid of rolling their sleeves up to get stuck into the day to day work.
• Assured when dealing with senior stakeholders, both internal and external.

Working pattern:

• Flexibility and work from home are currently in place due to COVID restrictions but further down the line, the business will require somebody who can work in London on a daily basis. This is NOT a permanent remote working opportunity.

Please apply by sending over an up to date CV and I'll be in touch to discuss further.

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Tom Bagley

Senior Recruitment Consultant
0161 233 6360

Tom joined Douglas Scott in 2017 as part of the In-house team. He works with a range of top businesses across various sectors of the In-house market to place legal professionals, from paralegal through to General Counsel. Prior to Douglas Scott, Tom worked for 2 and a half years for a Financial Services sector based recruitment agency. During this period he specialised in the placement of interim risk and compliance contractors. Tom has a degree in Sports Injury Rehabilitation.

"Tom provided an exceptional service. He was very quick to respond to my queries and talked extensively about the role, so I felt prepared going into the interview. I will definitely recommend Douglas Scott in the future."

In-house Legal Counsel | Manchester

Job Spec:

  • Area of Law: Compliance, Corporate Law, Company Commercial Law, Commercial Contracts, Corporate - Governance
  • Type: Solicitor / FILEX, In House
  • Salary: £65,000 - £80,000
  • Term: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Reference: 35183950

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