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3 months ago
Legal Works Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £110000 per annum
Location: Hertfordshire
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: In House
Experience: PQE 6-9, PQE 10+
Contact: Andrew Nelson
Sector: Commercial
Category: Legal Counsel Jobs


Legal Works is delighted to be recruiting a Head of Legal solicitor (8PQE+) on a permanent basis for this fast-growing Commercial Group operating in the fragrance & cosmetics sector and based in the Group UK headquarters in Hertfordshire.


The GROUP is currently seeking to recruit a corporate / commercial solicitor, as Head of Legal to provide legal and strategic commercial advice.


This is a demanding and varied role and ideally YOU will need to have very strong commercial instincts coupled with an attention to detail and rigorous legal understanding.


You will:-

*Be circa 8PQE+ with experience in-house or at a recognised law firm;
*Have an ability to manage competing pressures well and with good humour.
*A friendly approach and keen interest in helping the business to optimum success.
*Have excellent organisational skills including the ability to deal with conflicting demands in order to meet deadlines, prioritise heavy workload, and have a willingness to work flexibly.
*An abundance of common sense and able to maintain a positive and professional attitude.
*Must be able to work on own initiative, but also be able to be a team player.
*A "can do" attitude.
*Business and commercially aware.
*An ability to give clear, concise legal advice whilst having regard to the practical and commercial needs of the business.
*Strong drafting skills.
*French/Spanish/German languages would be an advantage.

When successful YOU will be expected to:-

*Advise on and negotiate a wide range of Commercial Contracts including in relation to licences and services agreements;
*Deal with corporate matter from time to time;
*Managing a team of 4 lawyers.
*Advise on brand / business acquisitions and divestitures;
*Ideally provide IP maintenance and protection;
*Deal with company secretarial matters;
*Provide Data Protection advice;
*Deal with risk management / legal dispute resolution;
*Travel to overseas offices from time to time;
*Deal with any other general business legal matters which may arise from time to time which could include property and employment issues.

This is an outstanding opportunity dealing and work in a challenging commercial sector in a company with a very bright future, where you will be able to grow with the Group both personally and legally.

All this in a friendly and close-knit team with an inclusive / collegiate working environment and ethos, eschewing office politics and encouraging a true work / home balance.

Please call or contact us in order to find out more.

If you would like to speak with our retained Consultant ANDREW NELSON in respect of this position or similar vacancies, or if you would like a discussion about your career or the market in general please do call us in the strictest confidence.


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