Legal Counsel

  • Department / Function
  • Legal
  • Location
  • Bristol
  • Contract Type
  • Permanent
  • Working Pattern
  • Part-time
  • Job Advert Description
  • It’s not just providing Legal support, it’s supporting a success story. We’ll help you excel too!

    Here at Matthew Clark, our talented team are driving fantastic growth – helping us become the number one supplier in the UK drinks industry. As our business grows and evolves, we need to take care of our brilliant people, whether that’s our internal or external stakeholders, and deeply understand their legal requirements.

    What you’ll do

    Working as part of the Group in-house legal team providing high quality, accurate, pragmatic, timely and well-presented legal advice on a wide variety of non-contentious and contentious issues to internal and external stakeholders, as part of a high-performing in-house legal team.

    You'll develop an understanding of the business, its objectives and the external market place and provides tailored advice in respect of supply of goods and services, trade-marks, data protection, employment, real property, licensing, marketing and other regulatory matters.
    Manages, reviews and protects the existing trade mark portfolio, working collaboratively with the business to manage brand protection and to provide tailored advice to the business.

    About you

    You’ll have be qualified solicitor or have equivalent legal qualification. Ideally, you’ll be used to working in a Sales or Operational setting and ideally have sector knowledge but that’s by no means essential. What we’re really looking for is someone with good problem solving, decision making and judgement skills and strong legal skills relating to commercial contracts.

    Experience of building strong relationships and delivery successfully in fast-paced, changing environments.

    Knowledge of the FMCG industry is preferred but not essential, also knowledge or experience of advising on trade marks, real property or licensing matters.

    If this is you, we'd like to hear from you!

    What we offer

    We're quite flexible, we will consider part time or full time applicants.

    This is a place for people who enjoy the buzz of constant change. We offer a range of excellent benefits as well as great on-site facilities. You can expect:

    • 26 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays) - with the option to buy a further week
    • On site gym
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • Private health cover
    • Life assurance, plus access to staff sale and a cycle to work scheme, and a whole lot more!

    If you want to know more about us and our work, take a look here or here.

    Matthew Clark is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.



  • Full job description
  • Legal_Counsel.pdf