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.

Skills 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.

Educational requirements

  • Legally qualified with a degree to practise in England and Wales.

Experience requirements

  • Minimum of three years' PQE.
  • Experience of general commercial litigation.
  • Experience of working within an SME in a similar role.

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