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Legal Counsel

£70000 - £90000 per annum Negotiable 12% Pension
Cambridgeshire Cambridge

Managing this Role


Henry Hoey

Recruitment Consultant - Essex & East Anglia
0203 865 2113

This is a rare opportunity for an experienced Lawyer to join this rapidly expanding International business in Cambridge!

Having experienced significant growth over the past 12 months, and further expansion planned - this industry leading Company are looking to bring their Legal function inhouse; and therefore, seeking a knowledgeable Lawyer to champion this role with full support provided.

This position is open to experienced Legal Counsel or Lawyers looking to make their first move inhouse.

The Business

This international market leader are currently thriving; with consistent and considerable tenders and international projects being won they are committed to further organic growth.

They have been established for over 25 years and have gone from strength to strength, where now they are recognised globally as a true industry leader within their specialist field.

The company currently stands at 200 Employees; led by an experienced 12 strong Partnership team across all areas of the business. They are financially strong, with no loans and no external stakeholders - and now in a position to grow significantly, with a further targeted recruitment drive in progress. Since inception they have seen considerable success and now provide an international element, operating across UK,EU, US & Asia.

What makes this business stand out is its approach to employee inclusion and welfare; the company direction is decided by its own employees. Despite rapid organic growth; their company remains 100% Employee owned; each individual is encouraged to provide input to the Partners, and listened to!

Their approach to employee welfare is clear by their low staff turnover - everyone is given a platform for professional growth. This is most recently seen by their outstanding response to COVID, with Senior Partners checking on the welfare of each individual team and increasing the annual Bonus to show their support and appreciation; it is this approach that really stands this company apart as a responsible and understanding employer.

The Role

This this an exciting opportunity for a Legal Counsels to join this international Company in Cambridge

This is a key strategic hire within the business, where the successful individual will be responsible for bringing their Legal function inhouse. They have decided to expand their Business Support team and following recent successful hires for a Financial Controller and Head of Marketing, they would like to reciprocate this success to establish their own Legal function.

The role sits within a highly successful Business Support team, which is made up from different areas including; Business Development, Marketing, Finance and Admin Support. Whilst this role will be stand alone in the Legal duties, you will have full access to this support team, who will assist in streamlining Legal processes to bring everything inhouse.

This is a Senior Level position within the business where you will be responsible for reporting directly to the Senior Partners. Due to the seniority of this role, you will be actively involved in board meetings including with international clients and Partners.

Therefore, the business is seeking a Lawyer who is confident working autonomously meanwhile working in synergy with external providers. You will be expected to work across all areas Law including:

  • Commercial
  • Employment
  • GDPR & Data Protection
  • IP
  • And some litigation support

You must be confident with proven hands on experience across these afore mentioned areas of law as this initially will be a stand-alone role.

Ideally you will have previous experience of working with international clients, or comfortable with an international element to the role. Your role is to support across all areas of the business therefore you must be able to multitask and in prioritising urgent matters.

An understanding or proven experience working with Consultancies and Contractor Businesses or within Medical, Healthcare or Tech Sectors is highly advantageous - but not essential.


  • You will be an experienced Legal Counsel or Lawyer with 5PQE
  • You will have strong proven experience across all areas of Commercial Law
  • You should also have some experience within, Employment, IP and Litigation
  • You will be confident working autonomously and as part of a wider team

On Offer

  • Competitive Salary
  • Company Bonus Structure
  • 12% pension
  • 25 Days Bank Holidays Christmas Leave (Paid)
  • Flexible/ Remote working
  • Work/ Life balance
  • Progression to Partner level position within the business

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.