The Head of Legal is a highly responsible in-house management role, with responsibility to provide general legal advice and support to all areas of an organisation.
This might be regarding issues such as the legal workings of a commercial enterprise, health and safety compliance, intellectual property, copyright and employment law.
The Head of Legal will typically provide the lead on any issues which require a legal input or consideration. He or she will also source specialist legal advice when necessary.
Work involves preparing opinions on legal questions arising in the course of business, and representing the company in court, and during processes of arbitration.