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At CPI we work with our partners to translate inventions into products and processes that enhance health and well-being, protect and improve our environment and increase productivity across industries.
With a deep understanding of innovation processes and funding, outstanding technical expertise and industry relevant assets, we enable products and processes to be quickly and cost-effectively brought to market. This supports the development of next-generation manufacturing, highly-skilled jobs and economic growth for the UK.
Our partners operate across many diverse markets including pharmaceuticals, speciality chemicals, food and drink, electronics and transportation.
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Why this role is important for CPI’s work
As Senior Legal Counsel, you will be responsible for providing a wide range of advanced in-house legal support to the CPI Group of Companies. This is an exciting opportunity for you to work with a friendly, supportive and pragmatic legal team on a wide variety of legal and intellectual property matters (of any nature) within the Group, including co-ordinating and liaising with external legal support where necessary. Within this role, you will also provide day to day supervision for junior members of the legal team and will be delivering legal training to employees across the organisation on confidentiality, intellectual property, contractual matters and any other areas of law where required.
The Senior Legal Counsel reports to the Head of Legal and will support their legal colleagues in all those legal tasks that are required from time to time and will provide legal advice to internal clients at all levels within the business. . The job role covers all legal activities in support of the company and its group’s full range of trading and other activities.
Transactions may range from thousands of pounds up to several million pounds. This is a fast-paced role where you will be expected to take responsibility for your own matters.
Further duties of the role include:
To advise on complex commercial contracting matters (of any nature) within the Group, including where necessary coordinating and liaising with external legal support from the Group’s panel.
To progressively provide supporting day-to-day intellectual property, commercial and contract law advice, mainly assisting internal clients in relation to confidentiality agreements, standard contractual terms, and on bespoke advanced transactional agreements including funding agreements, collaboration agreements, contractual joint ventures and complex sales agreements.
To deliver legal training to Group staff on confidentiality, intellectual property, governance, contractual matters and any other areas of law where required.
To take direction and support from the Head of Legal on all matters that the Head of Legal decides require supervision or where there are intervening commercial interests.
To provide day to day feedback and supervision to the team’s Legal Counsel, ensuring a high level of legal service to the CPI Group.
The person we are seeking
We are looking for an experienced candidate who has previous experience of working in a commercial law firm, or within industry as an in-house Lawyer.
Will be a qualified solicitor with a current Practising Certificate with a minimum of 4 years PQE.
Candidates should have experience in supervising other Lawyers and be able to provide timely, constructive feedback.
t’s essential that candidates have previous experience and knowledge in dealing with general commercial and intellectual property matters and have a track record of providing pragmatic, commercial advice handled creatively in a business environment.
What does CPI offer you?
At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, this includes:
- Up to 33 days holiday, including bank holidays – Plus a holiday purchasing scheme
- Generous pension scheme
- Life assurance and accident insurance schemes
- Flexible working
- Learning and Development Opportunities
- Free parking
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CPI is an organisation based in the UK. Commencement of employment is conditional to demonstrating right to work in the UK, sponsorship may be available.