Head of Legal

Head of Legal Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Head of Legal to join our team.


  • Reviewing, improve & establish our legal frameworks and processes, including contract, IP and statutory requirements;
  • Working very closely with the Company’s leadership, including the Finance Director, COO & CEO on company critical legal and investment matters;
  • Handling Intellectual Property matters;
  • Advising and coordinating the business on legal matters relating to Company financing, due diligence and other compliance requests;
  • Managing incoming complaints and mitigating legal risk;
  • Oversee Company Secretarial activities and requirements;
  • Advising the business on, and negotiating, M&A or joint partnership activity;
  • Review the company’s key risks from a legal perspective and plan a strategic roadmap for mitigation;
  • Ensuring our marketing, technology and product teams are always operating in a legally compliant way;
  • Managing legal claims brought against both the Centre and its suppliers;
  • Oversee the legal risk management framework, with associated policies, procedures and processes to ensure that Legal risks are managed effectively;
  • Acting as a key stakeholder on data protection matters across the business, alongside the DPO and other internal teams;
  • GDPR compliance;
  • Assisting external-facing teams with responses to any external litigation, risk matters or media requests;
  • Supporting the negotiating and closing of commercial transactions, for both ongoing suppliers and new opportunities.


  • Admitted to practice as a solicitor in England and Wales;
  • Ideally 8+ years PQE;
  • Training at a top tier law firm;
  • Legal;
  • In-house experience essential;
  • Shareholder;
  • Corporate Finance;
  • Compliance;
  • Business Strategy.