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Legal Counsel - Expansive Role

Our Client is a well established and successful business, with a number of niche operations, based in Lancashire.

They are seeking an experienced In House Solicitor/Legal Counsel to join them as the Sole In House Solicitor/Legal Counsel.



The Role


As the sole In House Solicitor/Legal Counsel you will be responsible for all legal matters across the business, working very closely with the Managing Director and advising the management team on a range of legal, commercial and contractual matters.



  • draft and review commercial contracts and agreements, including distribution agreements and agency agreements

  • advise on all employment Law matters, including policies and procedures, draft and review contracts of employment and assist HR employment law issues

  • ensure compliance with all relevant legislation

  • reduce the companies exposure whilst mitigating risk

  • responsible for regulatory issues including maintaining trade mark applications.



The successful candidate will also manage relationships with external legal providers.


Suitable Candidates


This role would suit an experienced In House Solicitor/Legal Counsel with circa 5 - 10 years experience.


You must have proven In House experience and be confident in providing legal advice in a prompt and concise manner on a whole range of issues.

You must have excellent communication skills and a strong personality.



Salary & Benefits


Salary on offer is attractive and negotiable - circa £65,000 to £80,000.



Interested in this opportunity? Please apply below for immediate consideration.



Please note that we will need to speak to you about your application.

Please call Matthew Leach at 5 Legal to discuss further or provide a time when you are available to speak.



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