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Job Reference: AS593

General Counsel

  • Location: Cambridge
  • Position: General Counsel
  • Area of Law: In house Legal
  • Type: Permanent, full-time
  • Salary: £120,000 per annum
  • Team contact: Sean Dodsworth

Job Description

Errington Legal are recruiting for a General Counsel with an entrepreneurial mind-set to join a fast growing life-sciences business in Cambridge. You will have both an operational and strategic role and a wide influence on the business. Working with both CEO and management team, you will be responsible for delivering high quality legal advice at board level on a variety of legal matters, albeit with a commercial and IP focus.

The successful candidate will be a senior lawyer, ideally with prior experience as General Counsel. They will demonstrate comprehensive commercial experience with a strong knowledge of IP and experience working in an international business, gained in private practice and/or in house. Some experience of the pharmaceutical industry/life sciences sector is ideal, or a desire and willingness to learn.

You will also be expected to manage junior members of the team as well as external lawyers and other resources. As this is a Senior position, you will also be a member of our management team and several internal committees.

“Having Sean and Errington Legal on my side was invaluable. I felt 100% in control through my job search and cannot recommend Errington Legal highly enough”. Solicitor, Cambridge

For further information and a confidential discussion please contact sean.dodsworth@erringtonlegal.co.uk 
Errington Legal is a legal specialist recruiter covering Solicitor and Legal Support vacancies. As specialists we are able to offer candidates access to the finest legal firms in the area, excellent market knowledge, and support throughout every stage of the process (all applications are confidential).

To apply call us on 01223 803813

Team Contact: Sean Dodsworth

Sean is a Law Graduate who joined Errington Legal in December 2016, with 4 years’ experience recruiting senior Professional Services roles across Cambridge and East Anglia. Sean’s approach to recruitment is relationship driven and he has a particular interest in the legal sector, having briefly worked in Law himself. Sean’s approach offers a strategic, career-driven approach for his candidates…


Errington Legal provided a personal, tailored and friendly service. They listened carefully to the kind of firm that I wanted to work for and the nature of work in which I hoped to be involved then made targeted suggestions based on this. They outlined a range of options to me but were careful not to waste my time or that of firms by putting me forward for interviews for roles which were not aligned with what I was looking for. They also spent time with me in the run up to the interview helping me to prepare. As a result, they found me a role at a firm where I am extremely happy and doing a job which I love, for which I will always be immensely grateful.
Solicitor - Commercial Property/ Agriculture


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