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Job Reference: AS879

Legal Director

  • Location: Cambridge
  • Position: Legal Director
  • Area of Law: In house Legal
  • Type: Permanent, full-time
  • Team contact: Sean Dodsworth

Job Description

Errington Legal are currently recruiting a Senior Legal Counsel/Legal Director to join a global biotechnology company based in Cambridge.

We are working in unusual circumstances and we appreciate that this is an unsettling time for all employees and employers, we have always believed in absolute transparency and as such we want to be clear about the status of vacancies. Some of the roles we have been working on have only very recently been placed on hold, whereas some are still live and the client has confirmed that we are to continue with our search. We will therefore indicate the status of each role clearly so that applicants are clear on the position.

This role is LIVE as recently confirmed by our client, interviews will be conducted via video calls.

The role will sit alongside the business' leadership team and have immediate exposure across a broad remit of commercial and strategic matters. The role will also require you to draft, review, and negotiate initial contractual agreements, (including IP licensing agreements, R&D agreements, clinical trial agreements, supply and contract manufacturing agreements, third party sourcing agreements) as well as having oversight of the day to day legal requirements of the business and an eye on ambitious growth plans.

The successful candidate should have at least 7 years of relevant experience in contracts and intellectual property with at least 2 years in IP and proven experience as a legal counsel in business (ideally life sciences) environment.

As well as strong drafting and analytical skills, you will need to demonstrate a high level of business acumen in order to develop a deep understanding of the company’s business, pipeline and growth.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual committed to personal and professional growth to join an innovative and forward thinking company.

“Without Errington Legal’s knowledge of the legal market and strong relationships with local firms, I would not have been able to secure the role that I did”. Solicitor

For further information a confidential discussion please contact sean.dodsworth@erringtonlegal.co.uk

Please be aware that salaries listed are estimates based on market averages and may vary dependent on experience.
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…

Testimonial

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

Locations

Errington Legal are out of London Legal Recruitment specialists with offices in:

Birmingham

Address:
3 Brindleyplace
Birmingham
B1 2JB

Milton Keynes

Address:
Errington Legal Recruitment
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire

Cambridge

Address:
20 Station Road
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB1 2JD

T: 01223 803814

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