Legal Counsel & Assistant Company Secretary

Cheshire – £70,000 - £80,000

New opportunity for an experienced In-House Lawyer to join a UK listed plc based in Manchester. This is a well established North West business and a significant success story of the past 20 years.

The successful candidate will form part of a tight knit, high performing legal team which contributes significantly to the business achieving its strategic aims. The business operates in both the Public & Private Sector and has a large presence across the UK's infrastructure network.

As Senior Legal Counsel, you will report directly to the General Counsel and undertake a wide range of commercial, corporate and company secretarial duties which make the role varied and challenging. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a legal team which undertakes a broad range of work, allowing the roleholder to build strong experience relevant to a career in the plc world.
Examples of the day to day role include advice to Senior Directors and wider business for all Commercial and Corporate transactions / projects, supporting on the organisation of company secretarial matters in relation to Corporate Governance, Compliance and Board Reports, managing GDPR, Input onto Group M&A activity, acting as Number 2 and deputising for the General Counsel & much more.

To be considered you will ideally have a background as a Commercial or Corporate Solicitor, with some understanding of Company secretarial matters (preferably in a listed business)
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a market leading business which will offer a broad variety of in-house Legal work, keeping the roleholder challenged, and providing opportunities to continually develop as an in-house Lawyer.

Send a CV to Nick Barrass or get in touch for a confidential discussion.

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Nick Barrass

Senior Recruitment Consultant
0161 233 6360

Nick is part of our In-House team, operating across the North of England for all sizes of business across a variety of sectors. Nick handles candidates of all levels from Paralegals to General Counsel, ensuring they find the perfect fit for their next career move. He works with longstanding businesses which have established Legal teams, as well as those who are trying to build new Legal functions and make that important 1st In-House Legal Hire. Prior to Douglas Scott, he worked for 2 years at a Financial Services Recruiter and has 6 years’ experience in the Real Estate Finance sector. Nick studied Sport and Exercise Science at Liverpool John Moores University. 

"I would like to thank you for all of your efforts in dealing with my recruitment. You and Lara have both been a pleasure to deal with. You are both a credit to your field and I would be sure to use your services again."

Job Spec:

  • Area of Law: Commercial Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate - Governance
  • Type: Solicitor / FILEX, In House
  • Salary: £70,000 - £80,000
  • Term: Permanent
  • Location: Cheshire
  • Reference: 40837456

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