Legal Counsel

  • Competitive + 10% Bonus
  • Manchester, Greater Manchester, North West, England
Title: Legal Counsel

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

A fast growing technology company is currently seeking a Legal Counsel to join their legal function, reporting into the Head of Legal and based at their office in central Manchester.


The role will support the Head of Legal and Senior Legal Counsel on a range of legal areas including:

  • Commercial Contracts:
    • Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of commercial contracts, including software licensing agreements, service agreements, and partnership agreements.
    • Ensure that contracts are in compliance with legal requirements and adequately protect the company's interests.
    • Provide guidance to internal stakeholders on contractual rights and obligations.
  • Legal Compliance:
    • Stay abreast of relevant laws and regulations impacting the company, including data protection and intellectual property laws.
    • Advise the business on legal risks and compliance issues.
    • Helping the General Counsel to implement policies and procedures to ensure legal compliance across the organisation.
  • Employment Law:
    • Assist with employment-related matters, including employment contracts, terminations, and workplace policies.
    • Provide support to HR on employment law issues, including discrimination, harassment, and employee relations matters.
  • Risk Management:
    • Conduct legal research and analysis to assess potential liabilities and provide recommendations for risk mitigation.
    • Assist the General Counsel with any legal disputes and claims.

  • Qualified solicitor in the UK with at least 2* years PQE.
*PQE is used as a guide only and candidates outside of this range who can demonstrate transferable skills and experience will be considered.

  • Trained in private practice at a well-regarded law firm.
  • Strong experience in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts.
  • Familiarity with technology-related legal issues, including data protection and intellectual property.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in employment law is a bonus.

The Leonid Group Corporate Governance team specialises in talent acquisition for Legal, Compliance, Trade Compliance & Ethics professionals on an international scale across the Americas, EMEA, and APAC regions. With a global network and expertise, we assist multinational corporations in structuring their departments with top-tier talent, ranging from the Global General Counsel to Legal Counsels.

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