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Commercial & Corporate Legal Counsel

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Job Purpose

Reporting into Head of Legal Services, Gocompare.com has an exciting new opening for a NQ- 2PQE In-house Counsel to work from Head Office in Newport. This role would equally suit a practising solicitor in a corporate/commercial firm or a solicitor or barrister already undertaking an in-house role, with particular emphasis on general M&A.

The In-house Counsel is part of a small team responsible for the delivery of legal advice on corporate and strategy matters, commercial contract work, brand and intellectual property work and general legal risk management in line with the requirements of the business.

Key Experience & Skills

  • Admitted solicitor with current practising certificate or barrister
  • Primary degree in law or other subject plus GDL and post graduate LSF or LPC or Bar Finals required
  • General corporate (particularly M&A) and commercial contract experience is essential and broader experience of at least one (and preferably all) of intellectual property matters, IT Technical contracts, data protection or media/advertising law would be advantageous
  • Experience gained in a mid to large sized regional legal practice or in-house

Key Accountabilities

  • Assists in ensuring that company activities meet legal and regulatory requirements by providing advice
  • Undertakes general corporate and commercial contract work
  • Takes all measures to resolve issues before litigation and manages cases up to the point of litigation
  • Remain aware of and up to date on legal developments and understanding, communicating their implications to the business
  • Drafts and manages letters/deeds of variation and drafts partner and other commercial contracts both under supervision and unsupervised

Key Interfaces

  • Liaises with all areas of the business but especially the strategy and commercial teams advising on all aspects of due diligence and contract negotiation
  • Manages relationships with external lawyers instructed by the company
  • Liaises generally with lawyers acting for suppliers/partners as the legal contact

About Us

GoCompare is a technology business operating in the price comparison market. Based in South Wales, we currently employ over 200 staff and have recently listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:GOCO)

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