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Job Reference: AS948

Head of Legal

  • Location: Oxford
  • Position: Head of Legal
  • Area of Law: In house Legal
  • Type: Permanent, full-time
  • Salary: £110,000 per annum
  • Team contact: Sean Dodsworth

Job Description

Our client is a leading and rapidly growing biotech company based in Oxford. They are seeking a talented Legal Director/Senior Legal Counsel, with a strong commercial and lifesciences background. This role offers flexible working and is happy to consider candidates who would travel 1 or 2 days a week.

As sole legal counsel you will work closely with all areas of the business and take a consultative and collaborative approach to solving complex legal, regulatory and business issues.

The successful candidate will be able to handle multiple areas of responsibilities with minimal supervision, demonstrating excellent critical judgement with a hands-on approach. This is a great opportunity to work on a broad range of projects across multiple jurisdictions and play a key role in supporting the company’s rapid growth.

As well as a strong commercial background, you should have a minimum 7 years PQE and ideally have previously worked in-house. Previous biotech, medtech or pharma experience would be an advantage but is not essential.

You will need to have excellent time management skills and be comfortable managing a high volume of work. Good communication skills and the ability to explain complex legal issues clearly and simply, as well as picking up new legal concepts quickly with a high level of accuracy will be essential for this role.

Interviews will be conducted by video.

For further information and 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 an expert in qualified legal recruitment who works with both private practice and industry clients from start-ups to global industry leaders, recruiting at all qualified levels. His approach is relationship driven; offering individually tailored, pragmatic advice that is straight-forward and honest, and candidates benefit from his in-depth knowledge of the legal market and the businesses …


In 2015 Eleanor helped us successfully recruit our first Group Head of Legal Affairs. As a new role to the organisation we appreciated that Eleanor took the time to speak with all of the relevant stakeholders within Cambridge Assessment to understand the type of person that would fit in well. With an understanding of our organisation she created a strong foundation that supported the search throughout its entirety. The shortlisting options that Eleanor provided highlighted just how well she knows the legal market and represented her strong understanding of our requirements. If you are looking for an expert in Legal recruiting, someone who truly understands good cultural fit, then I would recommend Errington Legal.
Liz Allan - Group HR Director , Cambridge Assessment


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