Legal Counsel - Media (Hybrid & Part Time)

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Your new company Our client is a major media licensing company that represents the intellectual property rights of many prominent publishing brands in the UK.

You can get further details about the nature of this opening, and what is expected from applicants, by reading the below.

The top 7 UK national UK newspapers are their shareholders and they've been established for 25 years.

Our client is now recruiting for the exciting position of a General Counsel to join their legal team to work remotely, on a hybrid style basis, from Northern Ireland.

Your new role This role is unique role, and very Commercial, as you will have the opportunity to be involved in the daily operations of the business as well as contribute to the process improvement of the teams.

There is a good breadth of work and our client offers a friendly working environment.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY Reviewing and advising on commercial agreements (particularly in relation to technology and service operations); Advising managers on and drafting contracts for company business development, including database activities, international and end user licensing; Advising publishers and all departments (including Licensing, Client Services, Publisher Services, Accounts, Business Development, International) on the scope of business mandates, licences and other agreements; Assisting with / dealing with correspondence with publishers and clients, as required; Advising on copyright issues, as required.

- Assisting as a point of escalation for issues with non-compliant organisations (MMOs and licensees) and pursuing legal action where appropriate; Assisting the finance team and credit control function, advising on the suitability for escalation to issuing a claim, and ensuring pre-action protocol is observed; Managing company compliance with the requirements of 'The Collective Management of Copyright (EU Directive) Regulations 2016 (including company Membership Rules, Annual Transparency Report) and with Data Protection laws (including the General Data Protection Regulation) ; Managing other aspects of general corporate compliance; Keeping abreast of and keeping the company appraised of any changes to applicable laws and relevant court judgements (particularly in relation to copyright and competition law), ensuring that Company licences policies and procedures are compliant and up-to-date; Reviewing and preparing responses to relevant government consultations, as required.

What you'll need to succeed For the legal counsel role will require: to be a UK qualified lawyer with at least 1-3 years post qualification experience (full time) or 3-5 years post qualification experience (part time) (Additional or Less PQE will be considered subject to experience) have extensive knowledge of commercial law, with an in-house secondment or decent in-house exposure.

Content and rights licensing experience is a plus.

be able to travel to England at least once per month with a couple of overnight stays Additionally, you will need to: have sound interpersonal skills, to be able to deal with staff at all levels inside and outside the organisation, Company publishers and clients; demonstrate an ability to articulate and communicate clearly and with authority; have a good attention to detail and strong analytical skills; be able to work independently.

What you'll get in return Flexible working options are available along with a highly competitive market salary.

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