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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

 

 


In House Paralegal - Investment Funds

  • £60000 - £65000 per annum Excellent Benefits

A unique chance to join an independent global asset management firm focusing on private assets, including private equity (primaries, secondaries co-investments), private credit, and clean energy infrastructure.

The Company

This firm has extensive knowledge/experience in developing solutions tailored to meet the exacting needs of a diverse global client base of institutional and private wealth investors.

They oversee over $15billion in assets under management and advisement and employ across their 13 offices across the globe.

The Role: Paralegal - Investment Funds

The company is seeking an Investment Funds Paralegal, located in London, who will support multiple members of the in house legal team on a variety of transactions.

The Legal & Compliance team manages all legal, regulatory and compliance issues relating to the Capital Dynamics group and its funds.

The team consists of a global team of lawyers and compliance officers who act as the primary contact for internal and external stakeholders regarding corporate and product-related legal and compliance matters.

The company supports training, development and qualifications their employees wish to pursue and will support you through qualification if that is what you are looking for - but you must have the required experience as outlined below and be successful in the role. This makes it a phenomenal opportunity for someone looking to advance their career.

Requirements:

At least 18 months to 2 years of experience either in a private funds group or from a leading law firm. (There is no upper limit to the level of experience)Bachelor's degree (essential)International experience is a plus

Role responsibilities:

Fund Formation Private Funds Tracking and ReportingElectronic Closing FilesClosingsPost-closings services

Salary & Benefits:

Basic salary up to £65k (Negotiable for career paralegals with many years of experience) Excellent benefits

This is a fantastic role for an in-house Paralegal in Investment Funds.
A unique chance to forge a path to progression in-house!

Apply now! Alternatively, please feel free to get in touch for a confidential conversation.

In House Lawyer - Vice President - Funds

  • £110000 - £120000 per annum Benefits

A unique chance to join an independent global asset management firm focusing on private assets, including private equity (primaries, secondaries co-investments), private credit, and clean energy infrastructure.

The Company

This firm has extensive knowledge/experience in developing solutions tailored to meet the exacting needs of a diverse and global client base of institutional and private wealth investors.

They are overseeing over $15billion in assets under management and advisement and employing across their 13 offices across the globe.

The Role: Funds Legal Counsel (Vice President) in the Legal and Compliance Department

Requirements:

3-4 PQE (UK or US qualification)Experience either in a private funds group or from a leading law firmInternational experience is a plus

Skills and experience required:

* Working knowledge of private equity fund structuring, fund operation and fund closing matters (ideally in respect of both UK and US funds)
* Organisational abilities with a solution-oriented/problem solving approach
* Solid representation and presentation ability

This is a fantastic role for a 3-4 PQE Funds Lawyer (UK or US qualified) and a chance to forge a path to progression as an in-house lawyer.

Apply now! Alternatively, please feel free to get in touch for a confidential conversation.

In House Lawyer - Construction

  • £60000 - £65000 per annum Excellent Benefits

This Internationally recognised Construction firm is seeking a 3-4 PQE Construction Lawyer to join their in-house team.

The Opportunity

The company's legal team provides support for the business worldwide.

The role makes for an excellent opportunity for someone with a breadth of construction expertise, experience in either private practice or in-house environments, and the ability to demonstrate a pragmatic, commercial approach to law.
The ability to deal with a wide range of people across the business and the confidence to operate relatively autonomously in a very commercial environment is essential in this role.

The focus will be predominantly on supporting their consultancy business globally, although there will be the opportunity to support the wider legal team in construction-related matters.

The ideal candidate

You will be a Construction Lawyer with 3-4 years of PQE with experience working in-house or in a reputable private practice.

The ideal candidate will have claims or insurance-related experience, familiarity with JCT and NEC forms and extensive knowledge of the Construction Act.

In addition, you have experience in carrying out risk reviews of bespoke forms of consultancy appointment and all ancillary documentation such as NDAs, collateral warranties, PCG/performance bonds, sub-contract/sub-consultant contracts.

Preferably, you will already have experience dealing with joint venture agreements and processes, a basic understanding of regulatory compliance issues, including anti-bribery, data protection, modern slavery, etc.

You will have the technical legal knowledge and a commercial understanding of the construction industry. In addition, you should be proficient with Microsoft Office tools, building lasting client relationships and providing support to solid and motivated teams.

Your responsibilities will include the following:

Reviewing of appointment contracts received with client tenders to identify risks.Negotiating and drafting of appointment contracts and joint venture agreements, drafting supply chain step-down contracts.Liaising closely with commercial teams to manage the process of contract review through to the signing of contracts and advisory through the life of the project.Contributing to legal department training sessions for commercial colleagues.Assisting with updating precedent documents.Managing actions to be taken in a dispute situation.Giving ad hoc advice on issues that arise.Working with external lawyers and the company's insurance brokers.

Requirements & Benefits

You will have ideally 3-4 years of PQEA wide range of Construction expertiseExperience working in-house and private practice would be advantageousCompetitive Salary & Benefits

Apply Now - If you would like to apply for this outstanding opportunity, please get in touch with a CV today or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.

Corporate Solicitor - Secondment Opportunity

  • £50000 - £60000 per annum Negotiable Excellent Benefits

An exciting opportunity for a junior corporate/commercial lawyer to work in-house as legal counsel for the venture capital arm of a Top FTSE 100 company.

The Firm

Known for nurturing its employees from a junior level through to senior employment, they have a fantastic staff retention rate.

This is owing to their culture, coupled with the opportunities they provide their lawyers for professional development.
This makes them a fantastic firm to work for. On top of that, being ranked in the Legal 500 and having a reputation for high-quality output makes the firm an excellent choice; having them on your CV will open up doors in the future.

The Role

0-2 PQE Solicitor, Corporate, central London. Secondment to FTSE100 company.

The preferred candidate will predominantly advise upon a variety of corporate venture capital (CVC) deals involving minority stake investments into target portfolio companies around the world whilst gaining exposure within a truly global organisation.

You will be reporting to the senior legal counsel.

The role will involve liaising and working closely with internal stakeholders, external counsel (when required) and dealing with existing and new target portfolio companies as the organisation seeks to diversify and expand its operations.

Along with a strong focus on CVC work, the preferred candidate will also be required to assist with the business's general commercial needs, including services agreements, employment and consultancy arrangements, intellectual property, data protection/GDPR, collaboration agreements, and other general commercial requirements.

The ideal candidate will have strong experience in the CVC sector along with experience in general commercial contract work.

Requirements:

0-2 years PQE working in a corporate/commercial role (or having completed a corporate/commercial seat during training as a minimum)Strong experience working on corporate venture capital dealsExperience in general commercial contract work preferred

In return:

Permanent opportunityCompetitive Salary (up to £60K)Flexible working (currently 3 days per week remotely or from home, 2 days per week in the office.

This all makes for a unique opportunity for a 0-2 PQE Corporate / Commercial Lawyer in London.
Apply now for confidential consideration.

In-House Lawyer - Corporate Tax

  • £120000 - £150000 per annum Negotiable Benefits

A unique In House opportunity for a senior 10 PQE Corporate Tax Lawyer; this incredibly flexible law firm has just been established, and they are forming an In-House team for a large client.

You will act as in-house counsel for this prominent client and have a very long term opportunity to build a team underneath you.

This is a highly unique opportunity not to be missed. The opportunity has no end and will be a very long term fixture where you can truly make your mark.

The Firm

Recently established, the firm is headed up by a highly experienced industry-leading lawyer with over 30 years of experience and an excellent client base.

The Role

In House, Corporate Tax Lawyer 10 PQE required in the City of London (with working from home/real flexibility).

You will join this law firm and support a very large client as their in-house lawyer on all matters surrounding Corporate Tax.

Summary:

Working from home and office when you like, the role comes with ultimate flexibility.Opportunity for uncapped progression and building a team.Full-time role (without long hours!).Based in central London (when you want to be in the office).There will be a high performing team of lawyers around you in other disciplines.

This is an exceptional opportunity exclusive to the market with JMC Legal Recruitment.
Apply now for confidential consideration, or alternatively, please call JMC Legal Recruitment to discuss.

In-House Solicitor - Construction

  • £60000 - £65000 per annum Benefits

This Internationally renowned Construction Company are seeking an experienced Construction Lawyer to join their in-house team.

The Opportunity

This Companies legal team provides support for the business worldwide. This is a great opportunity for someone with a breadth of construction expertise, ideally with experience in both private practice and in house environments who is able to demonstrate a pragmatic, commercial approach to law. The ability to deal with a wide range of people across the business and the confidence to operate relatively autonomously in a very commercial environment is essential in this role.

The focus will be predominantly on supporting the Companies Consultancy business globally, although there will be the opportunity to support the wider legal team most likely in the area of construction.

The ideal candidate

You will be a Construction Lawyer with 3-4 years PQE with experience working in-house or in a reputable private practice.

The ideal candidate will have claims or insurance-related experience, familiarity with JCT and NEC forms and an extensive knowledge of the Construction Act. You have experience in carrying out risk reviews of bespoke forms of consultancy appointment and all ancillary documentation such as NDAs, collateral warranties, PCG/performance bonds, sub-contract/sub-consultant contracts.

Preferably you will already have experience of dealing with joint venture agreements and processes, a basic understanding of regulatory compliance issues including anti-bribery, data protection, modern slavery and etc.

You have strong technical legal knowledge and a commercial understanding of the construction industry. You should be proficient with Microsoft Office tools, able to build lasting client relationships and provide support to strong, motivated teams.

You should have experience in a similar role in a construction background and are hungry to grow your career and enjoy the opportunities that this company has to offer.

Your responsibilities will include the following:

Reviewing of appointment contracts received with client tenders to identify risks.Negotiating and drafting of appointment contracts and joint venture agreements, drafting supply chain step-down contracts.Liaising closely with commercial teams to manage the process of contract review through to the signing of contracts and advisory through the life of the project.Contributing to legal department training sessions for commercial colleagues.Assisting with updating precedent documents.Managing actions to be taken in a dispute situation.Giving ad hoc advice on issues that arise.Working with external lawyers and the company's insurance brokers.

Requirements & Benefits

You will have ideally 3-4 years of PQEA wide range of Construction expertiseExperience working in-house and private practice would be advantageousCompetitive Salary & Benefits

Apply Now - If you would like to apply for this outstanding opportunity, please get in touch with a CV today or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.

Solicitor - Construction - In House

  • £60000 - £65000 per annum Benefits

This Internationally renowned Construction Company are seeking an experienced Construction Lawyer to join their in-house team.

The Opportunity

This Companies legal team provides support for the business worldwide. This is a great opportunity for someone with a breadth of construction expertise, ideally with experience in both private practice and in house environments who is able to demonstrate a pragmatic, commercial approach to law. The ability to deal with a wide range of people across the business and the confidence to operate relatively autonomously in a very commercial environment is essential in this role.

The focus will be predominantly on supporting the Companies Consultancy business globally, although there will be the opportunity to support the wider legal team most likely in the area of construction.

The ideal candidate

You will be a Construction Lawyer with 3-4 years PQE with experience working in-house or in a reputable private practice.

The ideal candidate will have claims or insurance-related experience, familiarity with JCT and NEC forms and an extensive knowledge of the Construction Act. You have experience in carrying out risk reviews of bespoke forms of consultancy appointment and all ancillary documentation such as NDAs, collateral warranties, PCG/performance bonds, sub-contract/sub-consultant contracts.

Preferably you will already have experience of dealing with joint venture agreements and processes, a basic understanding of regulatory compliance issues including anti-bribery, data protection, modern slavery and etc.

You have strong technical legal knowledge and a commercial understanding of the construction industry. You should be proficient with Microsoft Office tools, able to build lasting client relationships and provide support to strong, motivated teams.

You should have experience in a similar role in a construction background and are hungry to grow your career and enjoy the opportunities that this company has to offer.

Your responsibilities will include the following:

Reviewing of appointment contracts received with client tenders to identify risks.Negotiating and drafting of appointment contracts and joint venture agreements, drafting supply chain step-down contracts.Liaising closely with commercial teams to manage the process of contract review through to the signing of contracts and advisory through the life of the project.Contributing to legal department training sessions for commercial colleagues.Assisting with updating precedent documents.Managing actions to be taken in a dispute situation.Giving ad hoc advice on issues that arise.Working with external lawyers and the company's insurance brokers.

Requirements & Benefits

You will have ideally 3-4 years of PQEA wide range of Construction expertiseExperience working in-house and private practice would be advantageousCompetitive Salary & Benefits

Apply Now - If you would like to apply for this outstanding opportunity, please get in touch with a CV today or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.

In-House Lawyer - Property

  • £90000 - £100000 per annum Bonus

Are you a Property Lawyer wanting to work in-house? If so, this unique in-house property lawyer role could be a diverse, fast-paced and rewarding role that will see you be an integral member of the team.

The Company

You will be working in-house for a boutique and specialist property investment company that spans both Residential & Commercial Property and land - often through the purchase of existing Corporate entities.
This investment firm is going from strength to strength, and the next 12-24 months could be a fascinating period of growth for them.

No day with this firm will be the same with a fast-paced company environment which will often see you working on multiple acquisitions at once, varying in value.

The company handles a variety of transaction sizes; deals range from the smaller ones, which are around £500-800k or, more typically, standard deal sizes you'll find are circa £20million in value.

It's a great atmosphere and a buzzing environment to be part of.

Based in Battersea, with fantastic views over the river, you will not be disappointed with the very comfortable and professional office environment.

The Role


You will be joining this exciting and growing company as their sole In-House Legal specialist, working directly with the Managing Director, so this role would suit either an existing Senior Lawyer or an individual looking for greater independence.

You will be involved with matters covering all aspects of residential and commercial real estate, company acquisitions, and contract work.

You will require 4 years of PQE and experience in acquiring commercial and residential property and undertaking a corporate acquisition of a company that holds property assets, particularly by way of share purchase agreements.
This is an exciting opportunity to play an integral role in an exciting boutique business.

Requirements

You will be a qualified Solicitor with 4 years PQE experience (no upper limit) with extensive experience of running your own Residential, Commercial Property and ideally Corporate matters as well.You will be highly driven, innovative, and a self-starter who is prepared to take the lead on all legal matters.In return, you will receive a strong base salary.You will be required to be based in the office full time/five days per week. However, the atmosphere is sociable, and it's a lovely part of London to be based (Battersea), and the team is great; It's safe to say most people would enjoy the culture this business has created.

This role would suit a highly experienced Property Lawyer looking for an exciting and varied In-House role.

Apply now for immediate consideration or call me for a private & confidential conversation.

Legal Counsel

  • £70000 - £80000 per annum Negotiable DOE 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!

In House Legal Admin - Governance & Company Secretarial

  • £45000 - £65000 per annum Negotiable Benefits

In this role, you will work for a global/leading Data Centre provider; you will be responsible for contract administration and corporate governance and support to the companies strategic business objectives.

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 Administrator

In addition to providing excellent administrative support, you will be expected to bring a proactive, business and solution-oriented mindset to all matters.

Responsibilities include:

Requirements

Ideally, you will have international in-house and/or law firm experience.You MUST have company secretary skills/experience.You should have a passion for growing a business and experience in continuous improvement and driving enhancements that benefit the Company.

This is an excellent position for a Legal Administrator to join and work for this global, rapidly expanding Company from the City of London.

Please apply for immediate consideration.