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Legal Counsel - Employment Law

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    In-house Legal

  • Job type:


  • Contact:

    Tevia Kretzmer

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    020 3778 0852

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:


​Our Client

Our client, a global hedge fund, is seeking a Legal Counsel to join its London-based Legal and Compliance team. The candidate will possess strong knowledge of Employment Law and commercially related matters.

Main Duties

Key responsibilities for this position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Drafting a range of employment contracts in the UK, EU and addressing employment issues working alongside members of the HR team and other stakeholders

  • Working on company employee policies and advising the business on any changes to relevant laws

  • When possible, providing additional support with reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts (customer & supplier)

  • Helping with onboarding and compliance training for new members of staff

Your Profile

  • Qualified in England & Wales or an EU jurisdiction and have approximately 3-7 years of PQE

  • Experienced in Employment Law and have a desire to gain further experience

  • Confident to engage in conversations with a variety of people across the business to address legal day-to-day needs associated with other operational matters

  • Be open to broadening your experience across commercial contract work as well as other governance and compliance-related matters

  • Be a good communicator, self-starter and have a drive to be successful

For more information about this position, please get in touch with Tevia Kretzmer.
Phone: 020 3778 0852
Reference Code: 11343

About Rutherford

Rutherford is a boutique search firm located in London. Our consultants are the executive specialists in compliance recruitment, and also in financial crime, legal and cyber security, all within the financial and professional services sectors in the United Kingdom and New York. We use our carefully curated relationships, networks and market knowledge to find the best fit for the clients in hand. We work with a wide range of clients, spanning from advisors, management consultants, corporate and commercial banks, brokers, exchanges, MTFs and financial tech, through to global investment managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks and technology firms. We began as a compliance recruitment firm in London and expanded to offer new resourcing expertise across legal and cyber recruitment. We have been a leading legal and compliance search agency in London for a decade and are excited about bringing our expanded offering into the technology area.