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3 months ago
Bygott Biggs
Salary: £45k - 55k
Location: East Midlands, West Midlands (County), South East
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: In House
Experience: PQE 2, PQE 6-9
Contact: Kelly Barker
Sector: Commercial
Category: Solicitor Jobs

We are instructed on a particularly exciting in house role. Working with a world-renowned brand, our client is a multi award winning motor manufacturer whose accolades include recent Car of the Year awards. They also have an exciting venture in racing and are a new powerhouse in business vehicle leasing.


Our client has an exciting opportunity for a Legal Counsel. The primary purpose of the position is to protect the interests of the Company and of related Group companies by the giving of reactive and proactive legal advice as required on general commercial contractual and compliance matters, to include where required drafting, negotiation, training, dispute resolution and policy drafting. The main responsibilities of the role include:


  • Giving general commercial law advice on a broad range of matters to different business areas within the Company and related Group companies to enable those business areas to operate in the most effective manner within the law.
  • Carrying out contract reviews and drafting in relation to tenders and other contracts for Fleet and Parts and Service Departments for supplies to customers and advising internal stakeholders on the best contractual means of protecting the interests of or enforcing the rights of the business.
  • Assisting the Head of Legal and Company Secretary in ensuring that the distribution and sales activities of the business comply with the requirements of competition law.
  • Reviewing proposed marketing and advertising material for compliance with applicable laws, codes of practice and Group norms and working with internal and external stakeholders to make necessary changes in a timely, pragmatic and effective way.
  • Governance and compliance work with particular emphasis on Competition law, Data Protection Law, Financial Services Law and Consumer Rights Act compliance, monitoring, advising on and reacting to legislative and regulatory changes affecting the business of the Company and related Group companies in the UK.
  • Giving pre-contentious legal advice to internal clients with a view to resolving disputes with customers, suppliers, dealers and others quickly and effectively.
  • Assisting with Company Secretarial duties.


You will have:


  • Sound general knowledge of the law.
  • Analytical skills, excellent communication and persuasive skills.
  • Self-confidence and approachable nature.


You will need to be pragmatic and commercial in approach, and solutions-driven. This will suit someone who is not afraid of getting involved, not afraid of responsibility and not afraid of stepping outside his or her comfort-zone. Flexibility and adaptability are very important.


Educated to GCSE level or equivalent of French together with the aptitude/willingness to improve would be desirable.


You are likely to have between 3 and 5 years PQE gained either in-house or with a reputable national private practice firm. General commercial experience is essential and consumer law experience / some knowledge of consumer credit and financial services generally would be desirable.


Very competitive salary and benefits package including eligibility for up to 3 car scheme vehicles, highly competitive pension, 26 days holiday, comprehensive benefits, private medical.


This is an exciting time to join the business and our client takes the development of its people seriously. You will benefit from ongoing opportunities for continuous career development and progression within the Group.

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