The Legal Counsel must have sound understanding and knowledge of commercial corporate law and will be responsible for negotiating, writing and executing agreements and contracts on behalf of South Mill Champs. This position requires you to research and anticipate unique legal issues that could impact the company. As well as provide quality, accurate and relevant advice on the whole spectrum of legal mattes that apply to the business and our services and/or products.
Role and Responsibilities
· Offering counsel on a variety of legal issues.
· Advising on contract status, legal risks, and the legal liabilities associated with different deals.
· Reviewing advertising and marketing materials to ensure that they are in compliance with the legal requirements.
· Provide training to the company on legal topics.
· Provides accurate, relevant and timely advice to members of staff on a variety of legal topics that relate to the business sector and our products or services
· Drafting, reviewing and negotiating various commercial contracts and agreements
· Work with HR to manage and mitigate legal risks by designing and implementing company policies and procedures
· Ensuring compliance with all laws and regulations that apply to the business
· Promoting legal, compliance and risk management best practice throughout the company
· Communicating with and managing any third-party bodies such as external counsel or auditors
· Designing and delivering legal training to the business
· Staying up-to-date with changes to legislations, particularly in relation to laws, rues and regulations that directly affect the business
· Liaison with Executive and SLT members of staff
- Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, along with the ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels of the organization.
- Strong negotiating skills with both legal and financial/commercial issues.
- Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships within the organization’s legal department and across all businesses.
- Ability to work independently with little or no supervision.
- Sound understanding and knowledge of commercial and corporate law
- Ability to build and maintain strong professional relationships across the business
- Ability to communicate complex legal issues and risks in terms that non-legal colleagues can understand
Ability to work in a highly autonomous role.