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In-House Legal Recruitment

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

 

 


Privacy Counsel

  • £90000 - £110000 per annum Negotiable Benefits

Do you want to be part of a team that is paving the way in Tech? This company was created by leaders in the tech space, having worked for one of the largest companies in the world. You will be at the forefront of this growing business and work closely with the global legal team. The company have offices in London, Silicon Valley and other locations across the globe (over 50 locations globally).

The Company

This company is known to be the next generation of buying in the retail world, and they are helping today's businesses move away from the typical bricks and mortar to online commerce that delivers a first-class experience. They pride themselves on delivering amazing customer service with market-leading products.

You will be surrounded by leaders in their respective fields; typically, this company have hired top-level employees from companies such as Apple & Facebook.

You will find their approach to be refreshing and inspiring; their culture is one that is based around valuing every single member of their staff.

The Role: Privacy Counsel

This is an exciting Privacy Counsel role based in the West End of London. You will join a growing company with exciting growth plans. The company now stand at 320 employees with the view to double in size in the next few years.

As Privacy Counsel, you will lead the global privacy and data protection program and provide collaborative, hands-on support to the organization to ensure compliance with data privacy and data protection requirements globally (focusing initially on the US, UK and Canada).

Reporting directly to the Head of Legal, UK, with dotted line reporting to the Chief Legal Officer, you will also work cross-functionally across the business to establish relationships and deliver consistent, practical legal guidance and support.

Responsibilities:

Drive the development of and implementation of companywide data privacy and protection program.Identify privacy-related legal obligations and draft policies, guidelines etc.Full life-cycle management of privacy projects and programsAdvise business and technology teams on privacy issues in connection with the development of products, platforms, services and other initiatives involving the collection and use of personal information and data mapping, with a focus on customer and employee data.Draft and negotiate privacy and data security terms, including DPAs, for agreements with commercial partners and third-party vendors.Act as point of contact of data privacy and protection mattersAct as the appointed Data Protection Officer and manage all registrations and correspondence with the ICO and other global privacy regulators as required.Work with stakeholders across the business to identify where Data Impact Assessments are required and ensure appropriate documentation is in place.Take responsibility for the management of Data Subject Access Requests, Requests to be Forgotten and all equivalent requests in local jurisdictions.Work in close cooperation with the compliance teamHelp foster a culture of data privacyDevelop and maintain strong relationships across the companyMaintain current knowledge of legal issues of importance

Requirements:

You will be a qualified Solicitor with 6 years of PQEYou will have strong technical knowledge in the relevant areas of lawYou will be forward-thinking and business-mindedSalary is competitive with an unrivalled benefits package - you will even receive shares in the business

This is an excellent opportunity to work for this international company from their West End office in London.

Apply now or call Charlie Simpkin at JMC to arrange a confidential conversation!

Legal Counsel - Privacy

  • £90000 - £110000 per annum Negotiable Benefits

Do you want to be part of a team that is paving the way in Tech? This company was created by leaders in the tech space, having worked for one of the largest companies in the world. You will be at the forefront of this growing business and work closely with the global legal team. The company have offices in London, Silicon Valley and other locations across the globe (over 50 locations globally).

The Company

This company is known to be the next generation of buying in the retail world, and they are helping today's businesses move away from the typical bricks and mortar to online commerce that delivers a first-class experience. They pride themselves on delivering amazing customer service with market-leading products.

You will be surrounded by leaders in their respective fields; typically, this company have hired top-level employees from companies such as Apple & Facebook.

You will find their approach to be refreshing and inspiring; their culture is one that is based around valuing every single member of their staff.

The Role: Privacy Counsel

This is an exciting Privacy Counsel role based in the West End of London. You will join a growing company with exciting growth plans. The company now stand at 320 employees with the view to double in size in the next few years.

As Privacy Counsel, you will lead the global privacy and data protection program and provide collaborative, hands-on support to the organization to ensure compliance with data privacy and data protection requirements globally (focusing initially on the US, UK and Canada).

Reporting directly to the Head of Legal, UK, with dotted line reporting to the Chief Legal Officer, you will also work cross-functionally across the business to establish relationships and deliver consistent, practical legal guidance and support.

Responsibilities:

Drive the development of and implementation of companywide data privacy and protection program.Identify privacy-related legal obligations and draft policies, guidelines etc.Full life-cycle management of privacy projects and programsAdvise business and technology teams on privacy issues in connection with the development of products, platforms, services and other initiatives involving the collection and use of personal information and data mapping, with a focus on customer and employee data.Draft and negotiate privacy and data security terms, including DPAs, for agreements with commercial partners and third-party vendors.Act as point of contact of data privacy and protection mattersAct as the appointed Data Protection Officer and manage all registrations and correspondence with the ICO and other global privacy regulators as required.Work with stakeholders across the business to identify where Data Impact Assessments are required and ensure appropriate documentation is in place.Take responsibility for the management of Data Subject Access Requests, Requests to be Forgotten and all equivalent requests in local jurisdictions.Work in close cooperation with the compliance teamHelp foster a culture of data privacyDevelop and maintain strong relationships across the companyMaintain current knowledge of legal issues of importance

Requirements:

You will be a qualified Solicitor with 6 years of PQEYou will have strong technical knowledge in the relevant areas of lawYou will be forward-thinking and business-mindedSalary is competitive with an unrivalled benefits package - you will even receive shares in the business

This is an excellent opportunity to work for this international company from their West End office in London.

Apply now or call Charlie Simpkin at JMC to arrange a confidential conversation!

Senior Legal Counsel - Construction

  • £110000 - £140000 per annum Negotiable Benefits

In this role, you will work within one of the leading Data Centre providers, undertaking key strategic work relating to their expansions within the European Markets. You should be an accomplished Construction Lawyer looking to go in-house, coming with around 7-10 years PQE.

The Company

This company is a leading Data Centre provider headquartered in the US with recent expansion into the European Markets, including their new HQ in London. They are looking to add to their European legal team based in London.

The Role: Legal Counsel - Europe

A large scaling up operation is happening in both the US and Europe with recent land acquisitions across the continents.

They are looking for a Senior Legal Counsel (London based) to assist in the development of sites working on various forms of construction contracts. This will involve a large amount of cross border work, mainly across Europe (although there will be other jurisdictions as well). As such, experience in working cross-border would be highly advantageous.

Responsibilities include:

Responsible for legal work and instructing outside counsel associated with development and construction work.Structure, review, draft and negotiate a wide variety of documentsAttend negotiations with the business and third-party vendorsCoordinate with external counsel where requiredAssist with preparation of standard forms and templates.Coordinate with the Finance team on insurance and tax requirements related to site acquisition and development.

Requirements:

Qualified England & Wales SolicitorCirca 7-10 years post qualification experience, ideally with some in-house experience.Extensive construction contract experienceExceptional drafting and negotiation skills

This is an excellent position for a Legal Counsel to join and work for this global, rapidly expanding company from the City of London (remote working available).

Please apply for immediate consideration.

In-House Commercial Contracts Solicitor

  • £40000 - £45000 per annum Negotiable Benefits

This global, ethically responsible and progressive Company is seeking a Commercial Contracts Manager to join their team in London (with a hybrid working model remaining in place after covid-related restrictions have ended).

The Company

Involved in over 1500 projects across 110 different countries this global management consulting firm is specialised in the infrastructure sector and solve tough challenges specific to the sector such as in transport, power and public/private partnerships.

Through end-to-end management consulting services, they have helped shape the landscape of the world we live in, establishing real solutions for growing and emerging economies.

They are largely focused in the UK, Europe, Africa and the USA - Governments, investors, and other experts use the Company's decades of expertise to solve their infrastructure challenges.

The Role

The Company is seeking a Commercial Contracts Manager in the City of London.

The role will have a hybrid working model in place, which will be ongoing and continue regardless of covid restrictions.
You will handle:

Contract & Commercial
- Contracts and commercial work, including reviewing, updating and maintaining policies, processes and precedents. (E.g. project engagement letters, NDA's supplier terms, employment contracts)
- On top of that you'll assist the directors with the review and negotiation of agreements with public and private sector clients. Also, managing the filing project documents, contracts and correspondence.

Legal, Policy and Risk Management
- Inform senior management and the general counsel on relevant legal developments
- Assist the corporate team with company secretarial duties, including updating shareholder and director information and managing declarations of interest
- Assist with project launch checks and processes
- Fielding general legal queries in relation to GDPR, Data Privacy, Immigration and work permits, post Brexit arrangements with the EU, and Intellectual Property matters

Human Resources
- Assist with drafting and issuing of employee and consultancy offer letters/contracts/settlement agreements
- Drafting/issuing private and confidential staff letters
- Work with the HR Manager to ensure employee and worker policies and procedures are current/compliant with UK legislation

Requirements:
-Minimum Bachelors degree and/or professional qualification in a relevant subject
- Experience as a Commercial Lawyer / Paralegal / Legal Executive or extensive commercial and/or contract management experience
- Highly proficient in IT applications like Adobe / Excel / Word / PowerPoint

Desirable qualities, but not a prerequisite for the role:
- Experience in a relevant field such as a professional service organisation or involvement in public sector procurement; and
- A working knowledge of UK IP

This is an excellent opportunity to join a fantastic ethical and socially responsible company that provides professional development and opportunity in abundance.

Apply now or call Charlie Simpkin at JMC Legal Recruitment for a confidential conversation.

Legal Counsel

  • £60000 - £80000 per annum Negotiable Benefits

Legal Counsel - London: Work for a business doubling it's revenue year on year, delivering meaningful work that is helping charitable organisations raise more capital for their causes.

This company works at the speed of a start-up with the stability of a scale-up. This makes for a prime time to join and become a key figure in a growing organisation.

The Company

Headquartered in London and nearly a decade since inception, the company is financially backed by socially responsible investors and is on a mission to transform digital fundraising for charity clients.

Due to their rapid growth, they are expanding and looking for a Legal Counsel to join the team.

The Role

Legal Counsel - London: This role is to be the sole in-house legal adviser, and this means it will be a hands-on position involving:

Reviewing, negotiating and drafting commercial contractsManaging any contentious issues related to commercial agreementsStrategic business partnership agreementsMaintaining and developing internal policies and training staff on legal/compliance issuesNegotiating and managing engagements with external law firms where necessaryCorporate legal activities as they arise, e.g. investment and M&AGDPR compliance

You'll benefit from being the sole counsel in a rapidly growing business, so the opportunity to evolve with the company and grow yourself is first class, and this is not to be missed.

The company's ethics are amazing, unsurprisingly given the nature of their work. The culture you'll find will engage you as the personalities throughout the business are friendly, dynamic and passionate - they all support each other and this really sets them apart. This all makes it a great organisation to join, which is particularly important to find as a lawyer.


Requirements for the role:

Qualified Solicitor of England & Wales with 2-3 years post qualified experienceExperience in a venture-backed scale-up would be ideal.Strong GDPR and data protection knowledgeStrong commercial negotiation skillsStrong policy and compliance experience


Ideal qualities but not requirements for the role:

Experience in a regulated industrySupporting ancillary work surrounding future investment and M&A activity


In return:

Salary is between £60,000-£80,000 a year depending on experienceGenerous equity options schemeWork-Life balance with flexible start and finish times (working from home is welcomed, and you also get wellness hours, birthday breaks, and more).Be based fully from London offices or remote - wherever you need and want to be.

This all makes for an exceptional Legal Counsel opportunity to join a brilliant company that adds value to their clients and, therefore, to society as a whole.

Apply now for immediate confidential consideration!

Legal Counsel - EMEA

  • £120000 - £150000 per annum Negotiable

Legal Counsel - Europe:

In this role you will work within one of the leading Data Centre providers, undertaking key strategic work relating to their expansions within the European Markets. You should be an accomplished Corporate and Commercial Lawyer with exceptional drafting and negotiation skills - the data centre specifics can be learned and trained should you not have knowledge around this sector already.

Company

This company is a leading Data Centre provider headquartered in the US with recent expansion into the European Markets including their new HQ in London. They are looking to have their European legal team based all 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 Senior Legal Counsel within Europe (London based) to assist the General Counsel in the US.

You will be responsible for the legal and corporate governance support of 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

Legal Counsel - (Europe) within this companies London office.

Support the European arm and be a strategic Partner with high level of competency in drafting and negotiation of a variety of contractsManage the legal work for complex business transactions and agreements with customers, suppliers and contractors as well as Real Estate/Construction transactions.Supporting all legal matters across Europe of complex legal entity structures and M&A.Implement global strategy and build the legal infrastructure in Europe.Responsible for legal work and supervision of outside counsel associated with business and land acquisition development projects, customer and supplier contracts and financings and corporate natters.Support the construction, operation, sales, marketing and IT departments.Responsible for oversight of legal work related to Employment, benefits and company policies.

Requirements

Qualified England & Wales Solicitor 4-8 years PQEExtensive commercial experienceExceptional drafting and negotiation skillsExperience within In-house and Private practice

Desirable qualities, (not requirements) include:

Working knowledge of M&A, Debt Covenants, Litigation, Employment and Data/TMTExperience with data centre contracts would be great, but this is not expected.Experience with real estate / construction related contractsLanguage skills

This is an excellent position for an Legal Counsel (Europe) within this global company's London office.

Please apply for immediate consideration.

Legal Counsel

  • £70000 - £85000 per annum Excellent Benefits and Prospects

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.

This represents a requirement for an In-House Employment Lawyer to work with a small Employment team within this large, well-known and international media organisation.

This will be a broad, interesting and ever-changing role, working across multiple jurisdictions and it also provides flexible/home working.

The Opportunity

This is an opportunity for an Employment Solicitor (4 years PQE) to join this large and ever-growing organisation.

Continuing their natural and rapid growth, the organisation regularly acts on mergers and acquisition opportunities across multiple jurisdictions across the globe. As such, they have a small but effective Employment legal team to advise on a variety of matters.

Reporting to the Head of Global Employment, your duties will include but not be limited to:

Providing accurate legal advice to Counsel, HR, senior business leaders, other internal Lawyers in and outside of the UKAdvising on the employment-related aspects of acquisitions and disposals of businesses and other corporate transactionsDrafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts, settlement agreements, the impact of IR35 legislationData protection/GDPR advice in relation to HR issues for the business

Requirements

You will have 4 years PQE in Employment law and excellent training within private practiceYou will be able to; build strong relationships with colleagues, think creatively and commercially, clarify complex issues with clientsYou will enjoy working as part of a team, while able to work autonomouslyIdeally, you will have gained some experience in house or have had exposure to the media or entertainment sector (desired but not essential)

Apply now for immediate consideration.

Solicitor (Legal Generalist) - In-House

  • £83000 - £91000 per annum Substantial bonus benefits

This leading chemicals manufacturing company produces a wide range of chemicals; products that are used in some of the most critical applications across the globe. They make the fundamental raw materials for industry sectors such as automotive, building and construction, healthcare and medical, water treatment and many more.

The Company:

With more than 4,200 employees, this company has manufacturing, sales and marketing operations in numerous countries across Europe.

An extensive international supply chain complements its well-invested, global assets.

The Role:

They seek an experienced lawyer 3- 6 PQE to join as their Legal Manager UK/Nordics - this role is to be based at their HQ in London.

The technical skills required include broad legal knowledge across corporate, commercial & contract law, private & public law including environmental law.

You will need strong drafting/negotiation skills - organisational skills are a given.

Additional European language abilities would be useful but are not a prerequisite for this role.

Purpose/Responsibilities:

Provide legal advice and counsel focusing on the full spectrum of commercial, operational and regulatory matters.Report to the General Counsel, working on a day to day basis for senior managers across the businessThe main focus will be on UK and Nordics but working with people from other national and cultural backgroundsDifferent legal and regulatory environments with constant legislative changes, with the added complexity due to the impact of BrexitVarious strategies and projects related to the companies interest in sustainability

Requirements:

General legal advice across corporate, commercial, operational and regulatory matters and researching/analysing around the rights and obligations affecting the businessNegotiating and drafting commercial agreements and ensure compliance with competition law and other relevant laws/regulationsAdvice on M&A transactions and on commercial disputes/litigationSupervise corporate law and corporate housekeeping for the businesses UK companiesWork with the General Counsel or directly with the business on the above legal issuesManage external legal counselShare knowledge in a way that non-lawyers can understand

*All of the above makes this a genuinely unique role and a chance to join a fast-growing chemicals company as an In-House lawyer at their London office, available exclusively through JMC Legal Recruitment.*

Apply now, or call Charlie Simpkin at JMC Legal Recruitment for a confidential conversation!

In-House Lawyer - Manufacturing

  • £88000 - £97000 per annum Substantial bonus benefits

This leading chemicals manufacturing company produces a wide range of chemicals; products that are used in some of the most critical applications across the globe. They make the fundamental raw materials for industry sectors such as automotive, building and construction, healthcare and medical, water treatment and many more.

The Company:

With more than 4,200 employees, this company has manufacturing, sales and marketing operations in numerous countries across Europe.

An extensive international supply chain complements its well-invested, global assets.

The Role:

They seek an experienced lawyer 3- 6 PQE to join as their Legal Manager UK/Nordics - this role is to be based at their HQ in London.

The technical skills required include broad legal knowledge across corporate, commercial & contract law, private & public law including environmental law.

You will need strong drafting/negotiation skills - organisational skills are a given.

Additional European language abilities would be useful but are not a prerequisite for this role.

Purpose/Responsibilities:

Provide legal advice and counsel focusing on the full spectrum of commercial, operational and regulatory matters.Report to the General Counsel, working on a day to day basis for senior managers across the businessThe main focus will be on UK and Nordics but working with people from other national and cultural backgroundsDifferent legal and regulatory environments with constant legislative changes, with the added complexity due to the impact of BrexitVarious strategies and projects related to the companies interest in sustainability

Requirements:

General legal advice across corporate, commercial, operational and regulatory matters and researching/analysing around the rights and obligations affecting the businessNegotiating and drafting commercial agreements and ensure compliance with competition law and other relevant laws/regulationsAdvice on M&A transactions and on commercial disputes/litigationSupervise corporate law and corporate housekeeping for the businesses UK companiesWork with the General Counsel or directly with the business on the above legal issuesManage external legal counselShare knowledge in a way that non-lawyers can understand

*All of the above makes this a genuinely unique role and a chance to join a fast-growing chemicals company as an In-House lawyer at their London office, available exclusively through JMC Legal Recruitment.*

Apply now, or call Charlie Simpkin at JMC Legal Recruitment for a confidential conversation!

Legal Counsel

  • Up to £80000.00 per annum Excellent Benefits

Senior Legal Counsel | International Technology Solutions Company | EMEA presence

This is a unique and rare opportunity to join an innovative, international marketing leading tech solutions company based from their Surrey office. This company have offices spanning the globe and they are looking to recruit a Legal Counsel 5 years PQE to join their dynamic team.

The company:

This company are multi-jurisdictional with a EMEA presence. They have been at the forefront of tech solutions for the last 30 years and their main headquarters are based across both Asia and the UK with their other offices across wider Europe. They operate over 120 countries and are renowned for providing tech support / solutions across a variety of sectors including healthcare, education, retail, hospitality and much more. They have their pulse on the market creating a dynamic and ever-changing landscape for their services.

This company specialise predominately in the printer solution space and are market leaders as a result of their focus.

They work with local, regional and international businesses giving them a broad scope with a specialist focus which has underpinned their success and reputation in the market. Their values align with providing clear and concise advice coupled with acting with efficiency, integrity and honesty.

The role:

This is a brilliant opportunity to join a market leading, international tech solutions company based from their UK based in Egham, Surrey.

In this role you will be reporting to the Head of Legal, based in Surrey, and you responsible for providing legal advice across a broad variety of matters including:

Contract negotiation, commercial agreements, outsourcing and service / maintenance.Corporate and company secretarial matters across EMEA.Internal and external compliance matters.Assessing and analysing litigation claims, implementation procedures.Communicating and interacting with the broad leadership team across EMEA.Assisting with budgeting and dealing with external counsel when required.Litigation and property matters.

Due to the broad nature of this position, both in-house and private practice experience is preferred. You will be closely liaising with different stakeholders across the business making strong and clear communication skills a key requirement.

Requirements

You will be 5 years PQE and you will have experience working across EMEA.You will need a minimum of 2 years working within an in-house environment.Being multi-lingual is advantageous, but not essential.You will need to be dynamic, have broad skillset over corporate / commercial law, litigation, company secretarial and more.

Whats on offer

A strong salary dependant on experience coupled with an excellent benefits package.