Head of Legal Jobs
In the in-house legal world, the Head of Legal manages the internal legal function, and is responsible of providing general legal advice to the firm and all of its areas. The Head of Legal will usually lead all internal issues that require a legal consideration - from intellectual property to safety compliance. The Head of Legal is the go-to specialist whenever a legal issue is being raised within a firm.
Usual Key Duties
Preparing opinions and documentation on legal questions being brought up by a firm
Represent the firm in court, if required
Represent the firm during processes of arbitration, if required
Manage a team of lawyers (depending on the size of the firm)
Manage relationships with key stakeholders - both internal and external - as well as senior management
Interpret new and upcoming regulations and implement them within a firm
Board support and internal committee attendance
Qualified Solicitor (based on jurisdiction)
Based on the seniority of the role and the firm's requirements, a number of years of post qualification experience (PQE)
Strong management experience
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