Legal Counsel

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BGL Group

Full-time
Peterborough
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Legal Counsel

We have an exciting opportunity for a commercial lawyer to join the BGL Group legal team. By providing legal advice and support to the Group, you will assist our businesses in achieving their strategic objectives whilst minimising risk.

 

As Commercial Legal Counsel you will focus on drafting, negotiating and advising on commercial agreements with a particular focus on IT agreements from time to time.  You will also provide advice and support on a number of other areas including intellectual property matters, disputes, privacy, consumer issues and day to day legal queries from around the business.  You will also work with external counsel on individual matters from time to time and will assist with supporting junior members of the legal team.

 

You will actively contribute to the Legal Department’s activities/initiatives, including to improve its efficiency, profile and ways of working. You will also be expected to build and maintain strong stakeholder relationships across the Group.

 

What will it take?

  • Qualified solicitor with right to practise in England and Wales
  • At least two+ years of relevant legal practice experience (PQE) gained either in a law firm and/or in a fast-paced, commercial in-house environment
  • Experience of advising on legal issues specific to role of commercial legal counsel
  • Experience of advising business stakeholders and managing their expectations
  • Demonstrable appreciation and understanding of some of the legal issues facing a regulated digital FinTech business
  • Very good attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, an ability to communicate legal issues in plain English and adapt communication style to the audience
  • Ability to identify potential legal issues and consider the commercial impact when applying technical expertise
  • Excellent organisation skills – ability to work under pressure and manage multiple competing priorities

 About Us

Founded in 1992, the BGL Group has grown significantly in size and capability. From 30 to 3,000 people, we are a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services. We have reached 9.5 million customers through brands including Comparethemarket.com, LesFurets.com, Beagle Street, Budget Insurance & Dial Direct. We make a difference for our customers, colleagues and communities by working, growing and winning together. We enjoy what we do and have fun doing it!

 

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We're a diverse community of dedicated, innovative and talented professionals. With an inclusive and open workplace, we encourage our people to create and share ideas – supporting their growth and celebrating their uniqueness.

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