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Legal Counsel Jobs

About Legal Counsel Jobs

The Legal Counsel typically reports directly to the General Counsel and plays an active role in supporting a company’s operational teams. As such, the Legal Counsel will manage, draft, and negotiate complex commercial agreements, particularly sales, services and license agreements for commercial products and services.

As Legal Counsel, you will be responsible for coordinating and managing contractual relationships with external customers, partners, and suppliers through completion. A Legal Counsel will also act as an advisor on legal issues arising in the course of a company’s business, including issues related to contract interpretation, intellectual property, corporate policy and regulatory compliance.

Legal Counsel Jobs – Skills and experience you need

Legal Counsel jobs require the ability to interpret laws, rulings and regulations to advise your employer on how to proceed in a transaction, business deal or lawsuit. Legal Counsel jobs also involve frequent communication with the business, the courts, and other legal counsel.

As a Legal Counsel, you must be an excellent organiser and communicator, presenting facts, orally and in writing, to the business, to courts, and government and other agencies.  A Legal Counsel must also have the ability to argue on behalf of the business and prepare and file legal documents such as suits, appeals, contracts and deeds.

A career as a Legal Counsel

A Legal Counsel benefits from a diverse and varied career, with plenty of room for progression.

The Legal Counsel who consistently demonstrates their ability to provide a responsive service, deliver technical and impactful advice, provide commercially-savvy advice and contribute to developing the strategic direction of the business within the relative legal frameworks, is sure to go far in their career.

Legal Counsel jobs come with an array of opportunities to continuously develop your skills and increase your chances of progression further down the line. An ambitious and driven Legal Counsel will typically progress to the role of General Counsel, Legal Director or Head of Legal further down the line.

Birmingham is the most populous city in the English Midlands, with an estimated population of 1,137,100 as of 2017. As the cultural, social and financial centre of the Midlands, Birmingham is frequently referred to as the UK’s ‘Second City’.

As a base for the Big Four Accountancy firms, numerous banks, and over 500 law firms, Birmingham continues to benefit from a thriving legal sector. Furthermore, the unprecedented rise of new enterprises throughout Birmingham continues to boost the city’s reputation as a central hub for innovation and long-term professional prospects within the legal sector.

Recent years have seen huge levels of investment towards developing Birmingham’s transport infrastructure, upskilling the local workforce and supporting the growth ambitions of businesses. This ongoing transformation of the city’s infrastructure and workforce means there is a continuous demand for legal expertise across law firms and businesses for solicitors, conveyancing assistant, general counsel and more.