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Legal Counsel


London, ENG, GB, N1C 4AG Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH

Brand:  RS Group
Function:  Legal
Work Location:  Hybrid

Legal Counsel


Location: This role is offered on a permanent basis and will be a hybrid role, offering a combination of being able to work remotely or from one of our offices in London/Corby.


About the opportunity


You will provide legal advice to the business to enable the achievement of Group strategy, ensuring that the Group is  protected in its relationship with third parties and is compliant with relevant laws in line with Group risk appetite. Due to the breadth of the Group’s activities, this role will be highly varied in terms of topic and nature of advice required, so requires strong mental agility and good communication skills.


What you will do

  • Build strong relationships with senior management across the business to provide pragmatic solutions to legal issues.
  • Support the delivery of the Group’s innovation agenda, in particular across ecommerce and digital activities, enabling risk-taking through practical commercially-focussed advice.
  • Support the Group’s move to a solution-oriented business, ensuring suitable risk-mitigation strategies are in place in line with Group risk appetite.
  • Work closely with stakeholders across the business to enable the delivery of the Group’s targets, balancing multiple local legal environments to ensure that the Group undertakes its business in compliance with applicable laws and regulations (including anti-bribery, data protection and competition law).
  • Advise on material national and global Customer, Supplier and Distribution network contracts and support the business in negotiating these contracts to a conclusion.
  • Delivering a framework of policy and controls, training and awareness for a legal compliance topic.
  • In all activities, identify, assess and propose mitigation solutions to risks, to ensure all activities are within the risk appetite of the Group.


A bit about you

  • Qualified solicitor (ideally, UK qualified)
  • 3+ years’ post qualification experience
  • Broad experience of advising on substantive commercial contracts and transactions, including experience of multi-national legal requirements
  • Ability to analyse and recommend practical solutions to legal issues (balancing legal and commercial risk)
  • Ability to communicate complex legal concepts in plain, simple and easily understood language
  • Inhouse / secondment or trademark portfolio management experience is desirable


We are RS Group.

RS Group is a global integrated omni-channel solutions partner for industrial B2B customers who design, build, and maintain industrial equipment and operations.  We are a FTSE 100 company with £2 billion in revenue, operating in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day to over 1.2 million customers worldwide.

Our Vision is to be first choice for all our stakeholders, and we know that starts with our people. At RS we want everyone to show up to work as themselves and know that they will be supported and encouraged to develop and grow. We want work to be a place that excites and empowers, a place where you can be passionate and challenge people to think differently. 


We want to hire the best talent, people who share our values and understand that when we act with respect and humility, we can do great things.  That’s why we’ve put our purpose at the heart of our organisation, we want to make amazing happen for a better world. We empower our people to make a difference, innovate to make more possible and deliver to make it happen.


Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single requirement. At RS Group we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic culture, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with everything in the job description, we encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?

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