Head of Legal jobs in London
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
At Rutherford, our team works with some of the best performing asset managers, hedge funds and private equity firms globally, and are committed to ensuring top in-house lawyers are placed with our clients. As for Rutherford's private practice team, they specialise in executive recruitment for magic circle, silver circle and white-shoe firms in London and New York City. Our private practice partners sit on the most lucrative panels chosen by the best performing hedge funds, private equity firms, private debt firms, asset managers and investment banks in the world.
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8 days ago
Paralegal (Qualification Potential)
Our ClientOur client, a global and well-established hedge fund, is looking for a Paralegal to sit within the firm's in-house legal func...
12 days ago
Our clientOur client, a private investment and advisory firm with c.$5 billion AUM, are seeking a Legal Counsel to join their London o...
25 days ago
Head of Legal
Our ClientOur client, a leading venture capital firm within the Web3 space, is currently looking to hire a Head of Legal in London. The ...
about 1 month ago
Our ClientRutherford has been mandated on an excellent opportunity for a Funds Lawyer to join a market-leading private equity fund based...