Sole Counsel - 10 month maternity cover - Retail

An exciting position has arisen for a Senior Legal Counsel to be the primary lawyer supporting the UK and overseas operations of this well known luxury retail brand, on a 10 month maternity cover.

The position will report to their internationally based General Counsel and provide advice on a wide range of strategic, tactical and operational issues. This role will cover many of the legal matters that would typically confront a major global consumer company, including:

  • Providing proactive and pragmatic legal counsel regarding regulatory, corporate and commercial matters, including commercial contract management and negotiation
  • Assist with Brand Protection and IP functions
  • Reviewing advertising, packaging, promotional materials, web site content and public filings for proper usage of intellectual property, product description, manuals and health and safety legislation.
  • Advise on a range of legal issues including compliance and litigation

To be successful you must have a strong academic background, have trained at a leading law firm/well-established in-house team and be currently working in an in-house legal environment preferably within the fashion, retail, luxury or FMCG industry. You will have at least eight years' experience post qualification experience and be UK qualified.

The role is suited to an individual who is comfortable working in a fast-moving environment where decisions are made promptly, with high quality, commercially sound advice expected on an ad hoc basis. The role requires an individual who can build successful and lasting relationships and challenge and influence across all levels within the business as well as externally.

Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.