Legal Counsel

Barnett Waddingham LLP

Legal Counsel

competitive salary

Barnett Waddingham LLP, Blythswood New Town, Glasgow City

  • Part time
  • Permanent
  • Hybrid working

Posted 1 week ago, 8 Jul | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: AB498

Full Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Legal Counsel to join our Governance team. This role can be based in our Cheltenham, Leeds, Glasgow, Liverpool or Bristol offices working on a hybrid basis. 


  • Drafting, negotiation and reviewing of commercial contracts, tenders, engagement letters, NDA’s, licences amongst others
  • Supporting firmwide legal issues
  • Responsible for recommending firmwide precedents
  • Maintaining internal legal documents, including members agreement, terms of business and schedules and confidentiality agreements
  • Assisting with interpretation and understanding of legislation, regulation and external legal advice
  • Act as a first point of contact for external legal contacts and legal specialists
  • Assisting with matters relating to Property acquisition, Member agreement, Client agreement, Supplier agreement, Tax structure
  • Training and education in terms of legal matters as required across the firm
  • Support, implement and maintain Information Security procedures and activities in accordance to Barnett Waddingham’s Information Security Policy


  • A qualified lawyer with experience gained in-house or in private practice. 
  • Experience in dealing with contract law including drafting and negotiating commercial agreements directly.
  • Knowledge of intellectual property, information security and data protection including GDPR experience is advantageous 
  • Financial services, FCA regulation and pensions experience preferred but not essential.   


Benefits Summary

  • Competitive discretionary annual bonus
  • Core benefits paid for by BW including life assurance, group income protection, private medical cover and 25 days holiday per year with holiday trading
  • A generous pension scheme where we contribute 8% of your salary from day one of your employment
  • Employee Assistance Programme to support you and your family through any concerns or challenges you may experience
  • A comprehensive range of voluntary benefits to suit your life stage and lifestyle including a tech scheme, cycle to work scheme, dental cover, healthcare cash plan, health assessments, critical illness cover, extension of private medical cover or life assurance to family members, gym membership, travel insurance and a broad range of discounts at hundreds of retailers including supermarkets, fitness centres, travel and leisure companies


We are a Disability Confident Employer. If you have a disability, learning difficulty, medical condition, or individual need, which you believe may affect your performance during our selection process, we’ll be happy to make adjustments to our processes to enable you a fair opportunity to showcase your skills. Please visit AbilityNet should you benefit from advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. Should you require information in a different format, have other accessibility or reasonable adjustment requirements or if you find any problems not listed on this page, please contact us.

Happy to talk flexible working. 

We kindly ask that recruitment agencies do not send speculative CVs for this position. Should we need assistance, we will reach out.