Legal Counsel UK and Ireland

Posted 02 Nov 2018

Feltham, Greater London, Greater London - United Kingdom

Req Id 183821


A career is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. 

Variety, never bored, no day is the same. These are phrases that we can associate with the role we have available for a Legal Council for the UK and Ireland within our small yet effective Legal team. This role will support our UK Biopharma business as well as our Life Science and Performance Materials businesses. This is a great opportunity for a curious and tenacious individual focused on problem solving and using their knowledge to deliver innovative solutions. 

Your Role:

As a Legal Counsel your responsibility will be the delivery of comprehensive legal support to the Biopharma business in the UK and Ireland, and general legal support to other companies in the wider organisation in the UK and Ireland, providing excellent commercial legal support to ensure the organisation remains competitive whilst being compliant and managing risk. As a legal counsel you will have to draft, negotiate and prepare necessary contracts and other legal documents, support the procurement department, the clinical research team and other commercial departments with contract creation and negotiation and provide legal advice and guidance to the commercial departments of the business. You will also be responsible to develop and provide training to the business on relevant areas of the law, advise the business on all levels of legal compliance and risk and support the Compliance Department including in areas such as company SOPs, compliance templates and the ABPI Code of Practice

Who you are:

  • UK or EU Qualified lawyer
  • LLB Degree or equivalent
  • Post qualification experience within a Legal Counsel role providing corporate/commercial legal advice in private practice or in house
  • Knowledge of Pharma industry is highly desirable

    We are a company committed to investing in and developing our employees, the career prospects within this role are quite broad and will depend on the individuals’ aspirations and their desire to challenge themselves.

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfill your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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