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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: Eleanor Sidgwick

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 eleanor@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 803 814

Team Contact: Eleanor Sidgwick

An expert in her field, Eleanor has recruited for the legal industry for over 10 years, she has recruited all levels of qualified staff for private practice clients and in house for large multinationals. She also works on a retained basis for clients that are looking to make strategic hires at senior level. Eleanor is able to offer her clients and candidates guidance from start to finish on each…


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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