In-house Legal Counsel at Quality Solicitors
A new In-House Legal Counsel role has arisen at QualitySolicitors Head Office. This is a key appointment and the successful candidate will be required to negotiate, draft and advise on a broad range of commercial matters including franchise and licensing agreements, brand protection issues, customer agreements, confidentiality / non-disclosure agreements and other commercial agreements, as well as managing the relationship with external lawyers and providing company secretarial duties.
Roles and responsibilities
- Review, draft and negotiate commercial contracts, in particular, enforcing payment under existing contracts.
- Advise on contract and commercial business terms and provide contractual support and advice.
- Manage brand protection issues.
- Company secretarial duties.
- Manage disputes and litigation in a commercial, cost-effective manner.
- Implement legal policies and business practices.
- Work closely with functional departments, providing timely legal advice and effectively mitigating legal risk.
- Advise on employment related matters.
- Review, improve and challenge documentation and processes impacted by your specialism, proactively identifying and minimising risk to the business.
- Provide timely, accurate, legal support.
- Oversee and renew business and directors’ insurance cover.
- Other ad hoc duties, as required.
- Ability to find practical legal solutions to business challenges.
- Excellent written and verbal communication.
- Keen attention to detail/presentation.
- Flexible, ‘can do’ approach, demonstrating a professional pro-active and enthusiastic attitude.
- The desire and ability to add value whilst also challenging colleagues in an effective and appropriate way to facilitate good decision making.
- A good influencer with high levels of emotional intelligence.
- A real team player who is solution driven and demonstrates a passion and energy for the business and the product.
- High integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance.
- A can do attitude balanced with sound commercial judgment.
- Willing to roll their sleeves up to get things done.
- Legally qualified with a degree to practise in England and Wales.
- Minimum of three years' PQE.
- Experience of general commercial litigation.
- Experience of working within an SME in a similar role.