Commercial Counsel

Commercial Counsel

  • Location

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sector:


  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + car, bonus, pension

  • Contact:

    Jan Colligan

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:


Commercial Counsel / Legal Manager role with an international market leader in the transport/supply chain/logistics sector.

£70,000 - £80,000 pa + car allowance + bonus + benefits
Birmingham city centre (2-3 days per week)

With ambitious growth plans and exciting expansion, they are now looking to recruit a seasoned commercial lawyer to work alongside the General Counsel and autonomously handle a range of high profile commercial, risk and compliance matters.

You will have a broad remit and embrace managing a wide variety of commercial and corporate work, providing pro-active, pragmatic advice to the senior leadership team across UK and Europe.
You will also help drive best practice and implement efficiencies to support continued business growth.

The role will incorporate

- The negotiating and drafting of a range of commercial contracts (procurement, sales, supply chain, NDA's, etc)
- Regulatory compliance - GDPR, Whistle-blowing, anti-bribery internationally
- Company Secretarial matters, governance
- Legal guidance on corporate transactions
- Other more general ad-hoc advice, employment, disputes

You will be a definite self-starter, proactive, robust and have the necessary credibility to influence. You will enjoy rolling your sleeves up and getting stuck in operationally adding commercial value and showing adaptability.

We are looking for

- a mid level lawyer (needs to be at least 3+ years PQE) with either an in-house background or alternatively in the commercial team of a law firm (with secondment experience ideally).

- A confident, proactive character - (the GC is London based, so able to stand alone in Birmingham advising the SMT)

- An interest or experience in transport, logistics, travel, distribution would be beneficial but not essential

You may be part of a large in-house team and not getting the exposure you are looking for or the GC guidance and coaching?
You may be part of a small UK business but looking to develop your international experience.
You may have one eye on a Head of Legal role in the next 3-5 years and want move up the food chain.
You may be a commercial senior associate looking to move in-house for the first time to develop you skills.
You may be a legal counsel feeling underpaid and undervalued with a lack of career progression.

We are fairly flexible on job title, so this could be legal counsel, senior legal counsel, legal manager, commercial counsel. It is all about the right culture fit and appetite.

Salary demonstrates the significance of the role £70,000 - £80,000 basic plus car allowance, pension, bonus
Nice journey in to lovely offices in Birmingham city centre 2-3 days a week

Get in touch to hear more.


By applying you will be registered as a candidate with Gleeson Recruitment Limited. Our Privacy Policy is available on our website and explains how we will use your data.