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Legal Counsel

Added on 18/05/2023
Salary £65,000 - £70,000
Job Type Full-time
Location London

Full Description


My client (Global Organisation) is looking for a junior-mid level lawyer to support the smooth running of the commercial contracting process of the business and assist with a broad range of tasks and projects.


  • Working closely with the LPRS team to provide pragmatic commercial legal advice and manage risk
  • Reviewing, drafting, and negotiating commercial contracts, including data and privacy review
  • Responding to and triaging queries from the Ask Legal mailbox
  • Assisting with training the business, producing guidance documents & keeping legal resources up to date
  • Working along with external counsel to maintain the IP portfolio
  • Assisting with M&A and other key projects
  • Running the legal supplier assurance process
  • Organising media law training for editorial staff
  • Assisting with disputes or other ad-hoc projects


  • Qualified as a solicitor or barrister with 0-2 years PQE
  • Thorough knowledge of English law
  • Experience of reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with a focus on giving pragmatic commercial advice and clearly explaining legal concepts to non-legal stakeholders
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills with the ability to analyse complex information to identify the key issues/action points


  • Experience of working in-house
  • Experience working with other jurisdictions such as US/Asia
  • Data protection experience


  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and escalate issues as necessary
  • A people person who can build constructive working relationships at all levels
  • Multi-tasker who thrives in a fast-paced environment and can prioritise to meet deadlines
  • Ability to take ownership of tasks and see them to completion despite obstacles that may arise
  • Flexible ‘cando’ mentality with a dynamic and visible work ethic
  • Team player who enjoys working with people from different backgrounds and disciplines
  • Comfortable working in a small legal team (this role will not suit someone who is only used to the support and infrastructure found in larger in-house teams)