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3 months ago
Tate and Lyle Sugars
Salary: £48000 - £56000
Company benefits: Healthcare, Life insurance, Pension scheme, Daycare/Childcare vouchers, Cycle to work scheme
Location: London, Central/West End, City, East London, North London
Job type: Contract/Locum
Job sector: In House
Experience: Graduate, Newly Qualified
Contact: Kerri Newton
Sector: Commercial, Regulatory, EU, Intellectual Property, Litigation
Category: Legal Assistant Jobs, Legal Counsel Jobs, Legal Executive Jobs

We have an excellent opportunity within our Legal department to assist and support the General Counsel – Europe and other members of the legal team in advising on a wide range of commercial matters. This will include commercial and marketing contracts, compliance and company secretarial matters.


We are Tate & Lyle Sugars part of the ASR Group, our companies have more than 150 years of experience taking sugar cane from the field to the table.  Our expertise in every aspect of the cane sugar process is without equal.  We are the largest vertically integrated cane sugar refiner in the world.  Our nine refineries are found in five countries across the globe and collectively can produce more than six million tons of sugar. We also own and operate sugar mills in the United States, Mexico and Belize. This position is based in our head office in Covent Garden with occasion travel to our other sites in East London.


This role will support the wider organisation on a broad range of commercial and ad hoc matters undertaken by the legal department; you will be a key player in assisting in legal compliance and regulatory requirements of the business. You will assist with maintaining and updating policies and procedures and legal department precedents.

In addition, you will assist in corporate housekeeping and company secretarial matters; liaising with internal teams as well as external parties, including external legal advisors as appropriate.  You will support the legal team on a range of legal, compliance, company secretarial and administrative matters and advise, draft and negotiate various commercial, services, marketing, and other general agreements.



Are you our NEW Legal Advisor?

You will have the ability to effectively interact with the business to arrive at practical and legal solutions. You will be a team player who can effectively support the legal team.

You will be able to effectively prioritise matters and prompt efficient service and give quality legal advice, effectively managing the execution of contracts, transactions and other matters.

You will have strong communication skills, both written and oral with attention to detail. You will have excellent legal research and analysis skills, with demonstrable ability to apply these skills to produce pragmatic solutions. You will have a good understanding of contract, commercial, and corporate law; and knowledge of competition and intellectual property law preferred.

It is important that you are able to operate autonomously and handle diverse workload.

  • Good problem solving skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player and organised.
  • Willing to take on responsibility and be accountable
  • In-house experience or secondment ideally in the food sector or manufacturing sector preferred but not mandatory.
  • You will be a high quality lawyer with at least 12 months post-qualification experience or a Paralegal with extensive experience.



Tate & Lyle Sugars is proud of our generous remuneration package which includes:

  • A generous compensation package

  • 26 days annual holiday plus bank holidays 

  • 9% Company Contributed Pension Scheme

  • Great on-going training and career progression opportunities

  • Childcare vouchers

  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work

  • Great Life assurance scheme including income protection scheme

  • Family Friendly Policies

  • Education Sponsorship

  • Employee Assistance Programme


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