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Legal Counsel

£60000 - £800000 per annum Excellent benefits

Managing this Role


Sam Thompson

Senior Recruitment Consultant - In House
0203 865 2113

This is an excellent opportunity for a Legal Counsel to join a market-leading automotive business based within their growing team in Hampshire.

In the last 3 - 4 years, this company's turnover has grown from £900million to £3 billion and they are looking to recruit in line with their substantial and organic growth. This business owns some of the UK's main online automobile purchasing companies, and its brand is renowned in the automotive space.

The company

This company have an imposing UK / international presence specialising in automotive manufacturing and distribution. They have offices/sites in almost every major city in the UK, and are considered pioneers and industry leaders in the automotive space. The legal department of this company operates under a flat management style, creating an entrepreneurial and team-working environment that is very hard to come by for companies of their size.

The variety of work on offer and the culture created make this an exciting opportunity for the successful Legal Counsel. This company have a great track record of employing lawyers from Top 100 Law firms and well-experienced legal counsels.

The company have a very enviable client base, including international luxury vehicle companies and automobile manufacturers. Their client relationships span the globe, allowing their in-house lawyers excellent exposure to HNW / UHNW work.

The role

This company is seeking a Legal Counsel to join its well-established team of Lawyers based in Hampshire.

You will work closely with the other legal counsels, dealing with a broad variety of corporate & commercial matters and a mixed bag of commercial responsibilities. You will also be working across the company's wider portfolio, including well-known top automobile brands, sports teams, television/radio and much more.

The work on offer includes commercial agreements, corporate M&A, stakeholder management, procurement, sponsorship agreements and much more. You will be working within a team of 8 lawyers varying in degree and experience, although all have an impressive wealth of experience and a strong legal pedigree in common.


  • You will be a solicitor of 4 PQE with a background in Corporate Commercial Law
  • You will have a strong sense of Commercial acumen
  • You will have the ability to work proactively within a team and have the ability to also work autonomously when required.

What's on offer?

  • An above market rate salary coupled with an excellent benefits package including a discretionary bonus, hybrid working, car allowance and more.
  • The chance to work alongside leading lawyers and learn from individuals with exceptionally strong backgrounds

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Commercial Lawyer to join a growing legal team based in Hampshire.