Job Purpose

To contribute to the growth and profitability of the company through the provision of legal advice and assistance to the Princes Group on contentious and non contentious matters.



  • To deliver an effective legal service to the Company, advising colleagues across all business divisions, including Senior Management and Board members.
  • Responsibility for the provision of Legal advice across the Princes Group. Managing and supervising qualified and trainee lawyers.
  • Ensuring commercial contracts are progressed in a timely manner to ensure the Company meets its commercial goals.
  • Managing and progressing litigation and regulatory issues
  • Interaction with Senior Management Personnel including Managing Director, Chief Executives and Directors.


Principal Responsibilities

  • Communicating and working with all parts of the Company both within the UK and internationally, and engaging directly with other stakeholders including suppliers, customers, insurers and external legal counsel.
  • Overseeing the provision of Legal support across the Princes Group including management and supervision of qualified and unqualified lawyers..
  • Develop and implement plans and process improvements within the Legal Team and wider Departments to support and develop company strategy. Identification of process improvements to accommodate growing workload.
  • Negotiating, reviewing, drafting and advising on commercial contracts and terms and conditions. Negotiations will take place with a variety of parties including suppliers, customers, licensors, marketing agencies and regulators in accordance with rules in the Management Control documents and adhering to agreed timescales.
  • Provision of training in accordance with the agreed Compliance Programme.
  • Advising on a variety of legal issues across the Group including supply issues or contractual disputes to achieve commercial resolutions.
  • Ensuring that the Group Legal Counsel is fully appraised as to matters being dealt with.
  • To provide Legal support to Senior Management on project based/strategic work.


Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Qualifying Law Degree or non-Legal Degree Level with a completed Graduate Diploma in Law.
  • Completed the Legal Practice Course.
  • Qualified Solicitor with up to 5 years post qualification experience (or equivalent qualification/experience).
  • Experience of advising in relation to Contract Law on a multi jurisdictional level including negotiating deals with demonstrable track record of success.
  • A good all round knowledge with experience of handling a broad range of commercial contracts and general queries both contentious and non contentious
  • Experience of drafting and negotiating commercial contracts.
  • Knowledge and experience of capital expenditure contracts (MF/1 and NEC) desirable.
  • Strong commercial experience and ability to provide innovative solutions to complex legal and commercial issues.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of management and staff.
  • Proven decision maker with positive attitude, and ability to work on own initiative.
  • Attention to detail and ability to plan, prioritise and work to tight deadlines.
  • Responsible for setting out and communicating strategic direction within area of responsibility.
  • A team player and an ability and willingness take a proactive role in the business.
  • Proven ability of working under pressure and to tight timescales.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft outlook and word.
  • Ability to make decisions under time pressure.
  • Interest in self development with a desire to motivate others.
  • Ability to exert influence and build strong commercial relationships across different business functions.
  • The holder of this position must keep up to date with all relevant law in particular contract and competition law.


How to Apply

Please forward a copy of your CV and covering letter to:


Princes Limited is committed to equality of opportunity. All applicants will be judged solely on their merits.

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