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Senior Legal Counsel

  • Position: Senior Legal Counsel
  • Area of Law: In house Legal
  • Type: Permanent, full-time
  • Salary: £70,000 - £85,000 per annum
  • Team contact: Hollie Preston

Job Description

Our client is a multinational chemicals company with a site in Cambridge, they are seeking a Senior (sole) Legal Counsel to join their team. They have an impressive track record of discovery and development and are recognised internationally as a market leader in their field.

You will assist on a range of commercial contracts and agreements as well as overseeing compliance procedures. You will deal directly with Directors and internal stakeholders as well as clients.

Our client has an international client base but has a network of local lawyers who can assist as required. 

Skills and Knowledge required:

  • Experience of working in-house ideally for an international company

  • Preparation of  commercial contracts (supplier and distributor)

  • Negotiate and draft NDAs and other commercial agreements as required

  • Experience of competition law, bribery and corruption policies, employment law would be desirable 

  • Operations Support: Working with teams across the company including Finance, Human Resources, and Facilities 

  • An analytical but commercial approach when advising on legal risk and strategy

  • Excellent communication skills required

  • 25 days holiday plus 1 extra day per year (maximum 30 days)

  • Up to 8% pension, matched by employer

  • Private health insurance

  • Free parking onsite 

Interviews will be held on site in the Cambridge office

For further information and a confidential discussion please contact hollie.preston@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 803 813

Team Contact: Hollie Preston

Hollie has an understanding of both sides of the recruitment process, having experienced being both a hiring manager, and a candidate. She therefore appreciates the importance of correctly assessing the needs of the individual, as well as those of the business/ firm. There is no longevity or success in an incorrect match, but at the same time Hollie is also able to exercise judgement on when it i…


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