General Counsel: 6 month interim (day rate)

London, UK
MagicLab – Legal
Contract
MagicLab is looking for a maternity cover General Counsel. The role is for 6 months and requires an energetic and experienced General Counsel. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

    • Provide legal advice across the group
    • Report to the board of directors
    • Handle litigations and legal disputes (including discovery/ disclosure processes)
    • Oversight and management of regulatory issues including GDPR
    • Manage and support initiatives across a wide range of subject matters supported by the legal team
    • Manage a team of 9 in London, Malta and Austin
    • Manage department resources and processes for workflow management, and compliance
    • Lead outside counsel engagement processes and manage budgets/ forecasts

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

    • 10+ PQE with GC/ Head of Legal experience in house
    • Must have experience in the Technology or Digital sector
    • Ability to adjust to evolving business priorities and needs 
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, proactively identifying areas for improvement
    • Strong ability to communicate concisely and effectively with a wide variety of audiences, including senior management and key stakeholders
    • Startup experience is preferred

About You:

    • We’re looking for someone who is cool under pressure, with strong multi-tasking and organisational skills
    • Our ideal candidate is commercially credible, self-confident and happy working independently
    • You will have experience in the technology sector and/or a startup