Reference Number: JO-2406-535828
Senior Legal Counsel
Rate: Negotiable
Job Type: Contract
Location: Central London / West End

Job Title: Senior Legal Counsel

Location: Hybrid – West London (2-3 days per week in the office)

Salary: Up to £950 per day

Contract Length: 9 months (Maternity cover) could be extended to a year


Working where data and digital meet medicines to serve patients, the UK legal team are deeply embedded within the business, co-creating solutions that deepen our bold partnerships with the NHS to benefit patients.


Your responsibilities:


Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

•                 Actively participating in relevant therapy area leadership team discussions and decision making.

•                 Negotiating commercial agreements and other commercial arrangements in respect of products with our customers across the UK.

•                 Negotiating and settling joint working agreements and collaborative working agreements between the company and the NHS.

•                 Collaborating with colleagues in the Medical and Ethics, Risk and Compliance (ERC) teams, to guide the UK business teams to complete their activities in a manner which complies with the ABPI Code and internal governance requirements.

•                 Leading on disputes, litigation and/or investigations, including managing the work of outside counsel and other legal experts.

•                 Working closely with the wider legal team to develop, train and implement policies, procedures, and guidelines for the UK organisation.

•                 Providing legal support to other UK-wide initiatives.


What you’ll bring to the role:

•                 Prior experience of working in-house within pharmaceutical industry or significant experience of advising on commercial pharmaceutical legal issues.

•                 A passion for the pharmaceutical industry and its ability to help improve people’s lives

•                 Deep understanding of ABPI Code requirements.

•                 Capacity to quickly analyse complex legal issues and confidence to push forward within ambiguous and rapidly changing frameworks.

•                 A commitment to high performance, integrity and to maintaining an outward-facing mentality.

•                 A passion to seek and receive feedback from colleagues and peers and a willingness to drive courage in those you work with.

•                 Ability to operate effectively under time and business pressures and to manage competing stakeholders.

•                 Sound experience in handling a high volume of activity involving managing multiple, often technically complex, projects simultaneously.

•                 Demonstrable willingness to understand and work within the rapidly changing dynamics of the pharmaceutical industry.


Desirable requirements: 

•                 Qualified to practice in the UK and a minimum of 5+ years PQE.


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