Senior Legal Counsel

  • Salary: Up to £68.04 per hour PAYE
  • REF Number: 00056650
  • Consultant: Stephen Lord
  • Contact: 01246 457738
  • Date Published: 21.02.2024
  • Industry: Pharmaceutical
  • Location: Harlow, Essex, Home Counties
  • Functional Expertise: Other

CK Group are recruiting for a Senior Legal Counsel to join a global pharmaceutical company, based in Harlow on a contract basis initially for 12 months.


Hourly up to £68.04 PAYE or £89.06 Umbrella

Senior Legal Counsel Role:- Business partnering with relevant internal business units to provide pragmatic legal advice.

  • Supporting the Group Counsel and leading on various corporate governance initiatives, including mandatory filings, preparation of board meetings and attendance at internal compliance meetings, as necessary.
  • Providing corporate law advice and guidance as part of corporate re-organisation projects, both local and cross-jurisdictional.
  • Providing corporate law advice and project management on product disposals, if and when required.
  • Responsible for drafting, negotiating and advising on contractual arrangements for the sourcing or development of new product lines (i.e. Alliance Management).
  • Providing contract law and strategic advice ona range of contract categories including, procurement of goods and/or services for various manufacturing sites at differing levels of complexity and value.

Your Background:

  • Law degree
  • Preferred post-qualification experience of roughly 5-7 years although candidates outside of this bracket will be considered
  • Law experience within the UK.
  • Strong technical contract law knowledge with experience of negotiating commercial contracts is essential.
  • Some Competition, IP and GDPR experience would be an advantage, or the ability to identify issues in these areas.
  • Experience within the pharmaceutical or health sector not essential but would be an advantage.
  • Experience of operating in an in-house legal function with proven commercial acumen and business partnering experience would be an advantage.


Our clients aim is to be a global leader in generics and biopharmaceuticals, improving the lives of patients across the world.


This role can be based from either Harlow or Castleford, and follows a hybrid working pattern with 3 days onsite in the offices.


For more information, or to apply for this Senior Legal Counsel please contact the Key Accounts Team on 01438 870011 or email Please quote job reference 56650 in all correspondence.

It is essential that applicants hold entitlement to work in the UK

Please note:

This role may be subject to a satisfactory basic Disclosureand Barring Service (DBS) check.

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