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In House Legal

At JMC we are specialists in In-House legal recruitment. Whether you might be looking for a General Counsel, Legal Counsel or In-House legal staff, we are on hand to offer top-level expertise and advise.

We receive over 85% of our In-House business from referrals, often from Partners in private practice. The majority of our private practice/law firm work is at Partner level; meaning we have an extremely rich, vibrant, and diverse contact base utilise when working on In-House legal requirements.

We appreciate that when looking for In-House legal staff, this can sometimes be a brand-new position within a company. We are very experienced when it comes to dealing with newly created roles.

We also undertake a vast amount of work with established companies who are new to the UK market and looking to set up a business. We work with these companies to seek the best, in-house, legal talent to assist them in their business goals.

We regularly assist companies ranging from Fortune 500, SSE 500, FTSE 250, medium-sized business, right the way down to smaller innovative startups. We also have a proven track record of placing Lawyers, Internationally, in Europe, the Middle East, South America, North America and Asia. 

Our consultants are highly skilled, not just in the legal market, but more generally in business. You will work with a specialist who will take the time to understand your business, the role and what you are striving to achieve. We know that cultural fit is essential; our process will involve getting to know the personality that will fit. We will work with you to formulate a strategic plan and will provide you with clear expectations and timescales regarding deliverables.

Confidentiality and discretion is core to our business; the majority of the work we do is often on highly confidential projects.

On many In-House job instructions, we are often able to send CVs and set up interviews within just a couple of days. Exceeding expectations is our speciality.

We work across an incredibly broad range of industry sectors and have placed into the following sectors:

  • FMCG
  • Medical & Healthcare
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Travel & Logistics
  • Automotive
  • Insurance
  • Construction & Real Estate
  • Energy
  • Financial Institutions
  • Life Sciences
  • IT & Tech
  • Media
  • Aerospace
  • Social media
  • Private Equity
  • Private family offices

If you would like to find out more, do feel free to give us a call on 0203 865 2113 for a confidential conversation, or email sean@jmc-legal.com


In House Commercial Contracts Lawyer

  • £60000 - £70000 per annum Negotiable

General Counsel - Commercial Contracts Lawyer (14-month contract) required to join four people strong legal team within a UK Insurance intermediary that has grown rapidly and now employs thousands of staff who control over £850 million of insurance premiums.

The Company:

This is one of the largest independent insurance intermediaries in the UK.

They look after personal and commercial clients across the spectrum of their industry and sector. They also look after their clients specialist insurance and risk management needs.

Since its launch, the company has recruited a talented and experienced leadership team that shares an entrepreneurial mindset and brings years and years of expertise to drive the business forward.

The Role:

The company requires a Commercial Contracts Lawyer to join to cover Maternity leave between June 2021 and September 2022.

The role could then become a permanent fixture, but this is not guaranteed.

The work will involve an array of contracts; General contracts such as service agreements/SAAS, License agreements, NDA's, Binders, etc.

(Some specific to the insurance industry, so it would be useful to have experience in Insurance, HOWEVER, if you don't have that, the company is very happy to train on these nuances.

They need someone who can handle contracts relatively autonomously with minimal supervision - should you need training on the insurance-specific contracts, then that is not a problem.

Salary: £60,000 (Negotiable, the company may consider up to £70,000 for the right candidate)
Start date: June 2021

This is an excellent opportunity to work in-house with an excellent business, part of a dynamic team in London.

Apply now, or feel free to call Charlie Simpkin at JMC on 02038652113 for a confidential conversation!

Group Counsel - Contracts

  • £60000 - £70000 per annum Negotiable

General Counsel - Commercial Contracts Lawyer (14-month contract) required to join four people strong legal team within a UK Insurance intermediary that has grown rapidly and now employs thousands of staff who control over £850 million of insurance premiums.

The Company:

This is one of the largest independent insurance intermediaries in the UK.

They look after personal and commercial clients across the spectrum of their industry and sector. They also look after their clients specialist insurance and risk management needs.

Since its launch, the company has recruited a talented and experienced leadership team that shares an entrepreneurial mindset and brings years and years of expertise to drive the business forward.

The Role:

The company requires a Commercial Contracts Lawyer to join to cover Maternity leave between June 2021 and September 2022.

The role could then become a permanent fixture, but this is not guaranteed.

The work will involve an array of contracts; General contracts such as service agreements/SAAS, License agreements, NDA's, Binders, etc.

(Some specific to the insurance industry, so it would be useful to have experience in Insurance, HOWEVER, if you don't have that, the company is very happy to train on these nuances.

They need someone who can handle contracts relatively autonomously with minimal supervision - should you need training on the insurance-specific contracts, then that is not a problem.

Salary: £60,000 (Negotiable, the company may consider up to £70,000 for the right candidate)
Start date: June 2021

This is an excellent opportunity to work in-house with an excellent business, part of a dynamic team in London.

Apply now, or feel free to call Charlie Simpkin at JMC on 02038652113 for a confidential conversation!

Development Planner

  • £30000 - £45000 per annum

This role would suit a qualified Lawyer or existing Development Planner. The company lead the way in their market and their growth and reputation making this role an exciting prospect.

The Company

The company, a member of a group of well-established companies are hiring into their Northamptonshire office. They are a specialist, but nationally recognised developer and operator of specialist housing developments across the UK.

They have a rapidly expanding portfolio of exciting developments with a focus on lifestyle sectors, this is enabling their leading presence in this space. Given this level of expansion the company has recognised the need to expand their specialist in-house development function, to support the ongoing implementation of existing planning permissions and to secure new consents.

The company is very friendly, team orientated and offer a great social element alongside the work that they do.

The Role

To assist and support the company's in-house planning lawyer in identifying and advising directors upon planning and allied regulatory constraints to development projectsTo assist in securing new planning permissions, the timely discharge of conditions imposed under new permissions, the effective response to consultee objections (including by procuring expert consultancy input where necessary), and the negotiation/creation of related planning obligations where requiredSupport the company's in-house planning lawyer in making applications for certificates of lawful established or proposed use and to identify cases where such applications might be in the interest of the company to makeWork with the company's in-house lawyer in making statutory appeals against refusals of planning permission and certificates of lawful established or proposed use, and in identifying settling the grounds for such appeals



Requirements

Knowledge and practical experience of development control procedures, regulation, and decision making both by Local Planning Authorities (at first instance) and by the Planning Inspectorate (at appeal)Degree/post graduate town planning and/or regulatory legal qualification; or equivalent substantial vocational experience gained in a Local Planning Authority development control or district council legal serviceExperienced user of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Adobe Reader, and internet accessed search engines (both general and subscription or public body hosted)Experienced communicator with development facing professionals, able to write or converse appropriately and, where necessary, able to comprehend technically specific language relevant to development control matters



Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.

Legal Counsel

  • £80000 - £100000 per annum Negotiable Benefits

This technology consultancy can count close to 20% of the FTSE 100 as clients - they are headquartered in Europe with around 400 UK employees. Their growth is consistent and not slowing. They are one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the UK, a disruptor to the market place, transforming the tech sector. They are home (Globally) to more than 2800 employees. Their culture is built from a strong focus on high agility and flexibility; unlike many large businesses, you will find very little bureaucracy.

The Company

This is a technology consultancy, which works on digital transformation in public and private enterprises.

They provide business-critical and IT solutions to a variety of sectors. With vast technology experience and deep industry-specific knowledge, they create innovative solutions tailored to their clients' goals.

Sectors they have vast experience in include Energy, Retail, Government, Finance, Manufacturing/Engineering, Not-for-profit, Services and Media/Telecommunications.

They've built an incredible reputation delivering successful programmes and services to some of the most prestigious companies in the world.

The Role

This company is seeking a new Legal Counsel to join their team.

At first, this will be a remote role - but you will eventually join the office in the City of London.

This role has arisen due to ambitious growth plans, and they require a Legal Counsel on a permanent basis to provide legal advise/support to the UK entity.

You'll work closely with their other team members, joining a forward-thinking organisation that puts your personal development and career progression first.

The duties of this role include but are not limited to:

Drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide range of commercial IT contracts across the UK business (IT outsourcing, consultancy services, software development, software licensing etc.)Providing support on corporate governance and UK reporting requirementsActing as the first legal point of contact for internal UK employment queries (including redundancies and TUPE issues) and liaising with Group and external counsel as neededProviding advice on compliance with GDPR and the Data Protection ActSupporting with embedding new practices and processes into the business

Requirements:

You will be 4 years PQE (You must be qualified to practice in the UK and have a valid SRA p.c)Ideally, you will have in-house experience already Experience in GDPR, compliance and/or Employment law is an advantage.

You may be required to travel within the UK and possibly abroad (if/when the restrictions on travel are lifted).

In return:

- You'll benefit from 25 days holiday plus bank holidays.
- You'll receive a competitive salary between £80,000 - £100,000 (potentially negotiable for the right person to a degree).
- Clear cut career progression prospects.
- Professional certifications supported as part of the companies learning and development.
- Interested free Seasons Ticket Loans
- Retail discounts

This is an excellent Legal Counsel opportunity for a 4 PQE solicitor in the City of London.

Apply now for immediate consideration, or call Charlie Simpkin at JMC Legal Recruitment on 02038652113.

In House Corporate Commercial Solicitor (12-Month FTC)

  • £75000 - £100000 per annum Excellent opportunity and Package

An Immediate requirement for a Corporate Commercial Lawyer on a 12-month fixed-term contract with a large, well-known and international media organisation.

This will be a work-from-home opportunity for at least the first few months, with the option to attend the West End, London office once open.

The Company

This well-known media and entertainment company is an international powerhouse, with a network of companies, labels, and production teams all over the world. They create, produce, distribute and own an endless list of organisations in this space and are seen as a leader in the market.

The Opportunity

This is an opportunity for a Corporate Commercial Solicitor (4 years PQE) to join this large and ever-growing organisation on a 12-month fixed-term contract on a remote basis.

Continuing their natural and rapid growth, the organisation regularly act on mergers and acquisition opportunities across multiple jurisdictions across the globe.

Reporting to the Head of Legal, you will act on both the sale and buy side of a broad range of transactions.

You will have experience in:

Managing and executing M&A transactions autonomouslyNegotiating and executing corporate documentation (sale purchase agreements, asset transfer agreements, joint venture agreements, shareholder agreements, loan agreements)Liaising and negotiating with third parties and Counsel, all associated due-diligenceCommercial agreements (NDA's, letters of intent)Data protection/GDPR

Requirements

You will have 4 years PQE in Corporate Commercial with relevant experience as listedYou will enjoy working as part of a team, while able to work autonomouslyYou will have excellent technical ability and drafting skillsAvailable on short notice (ideally 1 month or less)Have exposure to the media or entertainment sector (desired but not essential)

Apply now for immediate consideration.

Commercial Solicitor - In-House

  • £60000 - £75000 per annum Excellent Benefits

This company is at the cutting edge of tech. They have a product that globally, will revolutionise the way we interact with our environment and businesses we work with. Their technology is patented, and they work with global brands/household names as well as niche industry leaders.

The Company

This is a unique technology company with locations in the UK and US.

They have a revolutionary product which over the next few years, we are all going to see in everyday life, but with applications that go beyond interactions with the consumer - the product will be applied in industries such as (and absolutely not limited to) medical, automotive, computing, hospitality/retail, transport - the possibilities are endless.

The Role

They are seeking a Commercial Solicitor 3-5 years PQE to join their team in Bristol, Somerset.

You will work directly with the General Counsel, who is an expert in their field.

The role will include but not be limited to duties such as:

Managing operational legal matters (including areas such as corporate transactional, IP, potential litigation, secretarial, labour and commercial);Negotiating, writing and executing a wide variety of commercial agreements and contracts;Advising internal stakeholders on contract status, legal risks and legal liabilities;Researching and advising on legal issues that could impact the company;Supporting the General Counsel;Providing training to the company on legal matters

Requirements:

Experience providing commercial support including drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts;Broad legal knowledge (corporate law, litigations, IP, labour law, etc.);Experience with corporate governance issues;Used to a client-centric, deadline-driven environment;Autonomous where possible, but also not afraid to ask questions.

If you're a Commercial Solicitor 3-5 PQE looking for an in-house role in Bristol, this one is not to be missed.

Apply now for confidential consideration!

Legal Counsel

  • £50000 - £80000 per annum Negotiable Excellent Benefits

This is a rare opportunity for a Legal Counsel to join a creative BioTech start-up in Cambridge.

We are exclusively representing a BioTech start up in Cambridge who are seeking a knowledgeable Lawyer to join the business. They are looking to bring their legal needs inhouse, and develop a team, however there will still be support from external counsel also.

This is a varied role which will include:

Managing the IP Portfolio (Patents, Trademarks, Designs) and liaising with external supportCommercial (Agreements & Contracts)some elements of Corporate Law to support the wider business.Reporting to the founders

This role will be Commercial IP focused, so experience with managing a portfolio is highly advantageous. This start up are in the process of a very exciting growth phase so they are seeking a personable individual to join their head office in Cambridge.

They have deliberately been under the radar for the past year, and are now in a position to hit the spotlight!!!

There are plenty of benefits on offer here from a genuine work life balance and interesting work, to a competitive salary and autonomy to grow the legal function inline with wider business growth.

Requirements

You will be a Commercial IP Solicitor or Legal Counsel with at least 3 PQE There is no upper limit in PQEExperience in BioTech/Life Science/ Pharma is beneficial, however those with an interest in this sector are encouraged to apply also.

On Offer

Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on your level of PQEYou will also receive an excellent benefits packageFlexible working

This is a rare opportunity to join an interesting business in an exciting growth phase

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation

Commercial IP Lawyer (Inhouse)

  • £50000 - £80000 per annum Negotiable Excellent Benefits

Are you a Commercial IP Lawyer with BioTech/Life Science/ Pharma experience looking to move inhouse?

We are exclusively representing a BioTech start up in Cambridge who are seeking a knowledgeable and enthusiastic Solicitor. They are looking to bring their legal needs inhouse, and develop a team, however there will still be support from external counsel.

This is a varied role which will include:

Managing the IP Portfolio (Patents, Trademarks, Designs) and liaising with external supportCommercial (Agreements & Contracts)some elements of Corporate Law to support the wider business.Reporting to the founders

(There will be support if you have any skill gaps listed above, but are happy to learn)

This start up are in the process of a very exciting growth phase so they are seeking a personable individual to join their head office in Cambridge.

They have deliberately been under the radar for the past year, and are now in a position to hit the spotlight!!!

There are plenty of benefits on offer here from a genuine work life balance and interesting work, to a competitive salary and autonomy to grow the legal function inline with wider business growth.

Requirements

You will be a Commercial IP Solicitor with at least 3 PQE There is no upper limit in PQEExperience in BioTech/Life Science/ Pharma is beneficial, however those with an interest in this sector are encouraged to apply also.

On Offer

Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on your level of PQEYou will also receive an excellent benefits packageFlexible working

This is a rare opportunity to join an interesting business in an exciting growth phase

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation

Property Litigation Solicitor

  • £45000 - £50000 per annum

If you are looking to move away from the standard private practice model and take on a leading role in an entrepreneurial environment, look no further. This is a truly unique opportunity to join a company as an In-House Solicitor.

The Company

The company are a forward-thinking, client orientated organisation. They bring together years of expertise from different backgrounds to be leaders in the property management field.

The company are true specialists in what they do, with a nationwide portfolio and clients across the UK and further afield. They are committed to provide an outstanding service and value their clients and needs.

The company embrace artificial intelligence and modern ways of working to make the workplace a thriving environment, and they currently stand at 22 employees. They are ambitious and innovative, having plans to further bolster their head growth in the coming 24 months.

The Role

The company are looking for an experienced Property Litigation Solicitor to join their thriving office based in Altrincham.

You will manage a varied client base, including development investors, leaseholders and student & residential landlords.

You will have an interesting and mixed property litigation caseload for both residential, student and development matters, including possession actions, injunctions, rent recovery and disrepair.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Solicitor to join an ever-growing company and take on a new challenge.

Requirements

You will be an experienced Property Litigation Solicitor with at least 3 years PQE.Ability to proactively manage busy caseloadsBe client-focused with excellent communication skills

Remuneration

The roles comes with a very competitive salary and is negotiable depending on experience

This is an exciting opportunity for a Property Litigation Solicitor to join this innovative company based in Altrincham.

Apply now for immediate consideration, or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.

Senior Counsel - EMEA

  • £125000 - £145000 per annum

Senior Corporate Counsel (EMEA): This is a brilliant opportunity to work within a hyper-scaling Data Center companies. Highly regarded in the US market, this company have entered expansion stages inside of Europe, Middle East and Africa. You will be given clear career progression in a multi-billion organisation.


Company

This company is a leading Data Centre Specialist headquartered in the US. With recent expansion into the European Markets, they are looking to make their European legal team based from London. A large scaling up operation is happening in both the US and Europe with recent land acquisitions across the continents.

They are looking for an Corporate Counsel within EMEA to assist the global VP based in the US. You will be responsible for the complex agreements to support the Europe Strategic opportunities and business objectives. As this is essentially a 'greenfield' department within Europe, you will need a pro-active, solution-oriented mindset to legal matters in order to help build the legal infrastructure in Europe.

The Role

This is a brilliant opportunity to be a Senior Corporate Counsel (EMEA) for this hyperscaling US Data center company.

The Corporate Counsel (EMEA) is responsible for global legal assistance of all client agreements, including large, complex data center leases and services agreements. In addition to providing legal expertise and assistance, you will be working collaboratively across the business.

Ideal candidates will have data center or telecoms expertise, both international in-house and law firm experience.

Duties

Draft and negotiate large, complex agreements with hyperscalers and other enterprise clients, including, without limitation, letters of intent, data center lease agreements, colocation agreements, master service agreements, service orders and repeatable lease templates. Develop, implement and manage process improvements in the client negotiation process and resolve legal issues that arise in existing commercial relationships.Support global legal strategy for commercial contracts with clients, including contract management and governance.Responsible for legal work and supervision of outside counsel associated with client contracts and related agreements, including analysis, drafting and other matters related to these agreements.Provide legal analysis of client contracts in support of certain business development transactions, including document review and due diligence.Provide legal guidance with respect to compliance initiatives for client agreements.Develop and update client-related agreement templates and provide counseling on the use of such templates.Support global Sales, Finance and Operations teams.

Requirements

Be a qualified solicitor with at least 6 years PQE experienceExperience with Data Center or telecommunicationWorking knowledge of commercial real estate (due to leases)Ability to work in a fast-paced hyperscaling company

This is a brilliant opportunity to be a Senior Corporate Counsel (EMEA) for this hyperscaling US Data center company.

Apply now for consideration, alternatively please contact for a confidential conversation.