Sole Legal Counsel (Part-time or Full-time)

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A newly created role for a Sole Legal Counsel has arisen within a fast-growing services business based close to Manchester Airport. Reporting directly to the Financial Director this is an opportunity for an ambitious lawyer from either an in-house background or private practice to build a legal function with a view to further growth.The Role: - Introduction of processes and procedures for the new function ensuring the business is supported commercially and protected from risk.- Supporting the senior team and wider business in new innovations.- Drafting and negotiation of a variety of service and third party contracts.- Data protection.- Employment matters.- Ensuring compliance with relevant regulation.- Initial contact for commercial disputes.- Management of external relationships. You: - At least 3 years post qualified experience in commercial law, some knowledge of employment law would be advantageous.- Excellent academics and training.- Knowledge of GDPR.- Approachable- ability to deal with senior members of the business, sales teams and external stakeholders. The opportunity: - The role can be offered on either a 4 or 5 day per week basis.- Building a legal function in a growing business, this is an opportunity to hone senior legal skills.- Fantastic career opportunity.