Legal Counsel

London
Central – Legal
Full-time
Welcome! We’re Attest: a Consumer Growth Platform. We’re on a mission to bring every business closer to consumers, and empower them with the insights that drive predictable and repeatable growth; enabling them to create and deliver better, more useful services, products and experiences for communities worldwide.

We’re spearheaded by a bunch of awesome individuals, and our guess is that you’re pretty awesome, too. We’re ultra-proud of the inclusive company we’ve built to date. Attest is not just an exciting place to work alongside great people, but a feeling – one of belonging and adventure. We’re delighted that you’ve taken the first step to becoming an Attester by expressing an interest in who we are and what we do.

About the Operations team

The Operations team – with functions spanning Finance, Strategy and Legal –  plays a crucial role at Attest – we get things done. We’re pivotal in ensuring the cogs keep turning, and that the best decisions for the company are being made at all times. We implement and manage scalable consistency and ensure that our ultimate priorities, as a business, are being met. We work in a complementary capacity with all departments, whether that be in an advisory or functional capacity.

Legal Counsel 

This is a newly created role in our legal team. You will report to the General Counsel and provide support to the whole of Attest, from employment and data protection queries, through to commercial contracts, corporate and GDPR compliance, and everything in between. You will work with the business to provide legal advice always aimed at maximising opportunities while minimising risk, with a particular focus on supporting our Growth (Commercial + Marketing) and PeopleOps teams as we scale both our employee count, as well as our customer count. 

The mission for this role is to...

Successfully support, grow and defend the company and its legal ecosystem through its various stages of growth.  

The legal team at Attest pro-actively and knowledgeably guides other teams within the business to identify, brainstorm and address key issues and build foundations for commercial progression and self-sufficiency, through training or otherwise. The team’s role is to support and elevate others across the business. Reducing mandatory touch-points with legal over time is a sign we’re doing a great job of building a scalable and robust legal operation.

Working closely with every team in the business, this role will initially have a particular focus on supporting our Commercial and PeopleOps teams as they ramp up and scale so that our Growth team can do more deals, of ever-higher quality - faster, and our PeopleOps team is supported in building out our benefits offerings to be the best it can be, implementing plain English employment contracts, and providing employment support as necessary. 

This is an opportunity for a commercial generalist who is autonomous, people-oriented and bright to take ownership of a whole host of super interesting legal projects across the entire business to really help drive our growth to the next stage.

We’d love to hear from you if...

• You are a UK qualified (or equivalent) solicitor with at least 1 years’ PQE (we don’t care whether you trained at a local family firm or a magic circle firm - we’re open to all backgrounds, but it would be a bonus if you have some in-house experience, and/or have good data privacy knowledge with some contentious experience (e.g. a seat in litigation, employment disputes etc.) 
• You are entrepreneurial with a solid grounding in commercial and employment matters.
• You have a deep understanding and extensive experience of English law, and in particular some expertise on matters relevant to tech organisations You are familiar and comfortable working with international law and cross-jurisdictional matters (in particular, with US counterparts)
 • You are happy handling the widest range of legal issues that come up in a start-up environment, even if outside your core areas of expertise, and can sensibly assess when best to engage external counsel in a cost-effective way.
• You feel happy working independently and as a team.
• You are pragmatic in nature, and are comfortable working in a fast-paced business and with ambiguity, effortlessly handling volume, detail and complexity, but working and communicating with simplicity. What we’re doing here at Attest excites you!
What we’ll offer in return

Our benefits and perks are designed with a focus on the wellbeing, engagement, and growth of our Attesters.

A competitive salary that fairly recognises your experience and potential;
High-quality Equipment – whether you prefer a MacBook or a Windows machine, we’ll invest a sizeable amount to provide you with the right tools and set-up to help you do your best work;
25 days paid holiday – we care about our team’s wellbeing, so we make sure you have time to fully switch off, rest, and recharge;
Flexible working hours and working from home –  whether you have parental responsibilities, just need some headspace, or have a parcel being delivered, we’ll support you in making your work and personal life a manageable blend;
A generous Growth & Development budget to spend on the resources and tools that will help you grow in your role and achieve your career goals;
10% adventure time to invest in charitable activities, your growth and development, and/or side projects for Attest;
Weekly team lunch – a team who eats together, works hard together, and stays together, right? We order in lunch every week, but also acknowledge those who are less fortunate than ourselves: for every meal we order, our supplier donates a meal in support of the Akshaya Patra Foundation;
Fully-paid sick days – Mental health and physical health are treated equally at Attest. Whether you’ve been knocked out with the flu, are having an operation, or need some time off to manage anxiety, stress or depression, for example, we encourage all our Attesters to rest up and come back when they’re feeling more like themselves;
A values-led working environment that encourages putting people first, honesty, curiosity and leadership.
Is this role not quite the right fit for you? Or, have you not seen a suitable position available on our careers site?...We’re always on the look-out for interesting, bright folk to join our team of Attesters. Connect with us to stay in touch, and we’ll notify you when we have new opportunities.

About our people and culture

Attest is a place where you’re encouraged to bring every part of you needed to do your best work; every part of you needed to build strong, meaningful and long-lasting relationships with your fellow Attesters, our clients and partners.

We champion our people in their entirety. With our team of Attesters, we take a human-first approach, optimising for joy and adventure, ingrained in everything we do.

We’re a friendly, collaborative team, and value putting people (our team, clients and consumers) first; honesty, curiosity, empowerment and leadership are core to our team working style. Decisions are made with careful and quick consideration at Attest, to support fast and efficient growth. 

About Attest

We believe that great companies put consumers and data at the heart of every decision. These companies create better, more useful products and services, which leads to happier consumers and ever-greater success.
Through our Consumer Growth Platform, everyone can now gain answers to their questions from audiences of over 100 million consumers across 80 markets.

Our clients use Attest to learn more about their target consumers, enter new markets, build new categories, validate decisions, develop better products and services, measure their brand, track competition, all with the goal of driving sustained growth across the business.

Our clients include Heineken, Walgreens Boots, Samsung, Fever-Tree, Discovery, Transferwise, and Nutmeg, among many others.

We’re backed by leading VCs, including New Enterprise Associates (NEA) – the investors behind companies such as Uber, Salesforce, Box, and Tableau; Oxford Capital and Episode 1 (the investors behind LoveFilm, Zoopla, Betfair, Shazam, CarWow and many other greats); plus several high-powered amazing Angel investors.

Diversity statement

Diversity matters, and we celebrate it at Attest! We’re building an inclusive place to work where everyone feels they belong. We see you and you’re welcome here. Attest doesn’t discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic including race, religion or belief, gender or gender reassignment, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

We want to give everyone the opportunity to showcase their best selves during the interview process and beyond. Do let us know if there are any adjustments you’d like to make to ensure it’s more inclusive – we’re learning too, so we’re more than happy to adapt and accommodate where possible.