Legal Counsel (HO0097)


Legal Counsel

  • Location:
    Head Office Baker Street
  • Business Area:
    Legal & Estates
  • Department:
    Not Applicable
Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel

What’s the role?

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a strong background in commercial contracts and an interest in data protection to be an integral part of the dynamic legal function of a premium retailer. House of Fraser is a big brand and a premium retailer with history and heritage that goes back over 150 years. We are a destination of choice for premium brands across all product categories and we always look to delight our customers.   

Reporting into the Head of Legal & Compliance, you will partner closely with all levels of the business to provide commercially focused and pragmatic legal advice relating to a variety areas to manage risk and to help drive the business forward and achieve its goals. The ideal candidate should be motivated, tenacious and driven.

Areas of exposure

Providing practical and innovative, high quality, legal advice in relation to:

  • Commercial Contracts
  • IT/Media/IP and software contracts
  • IP & brand portfolio management
  • Advertising, sponsorship, marketing and sales promotions
  • Commercial disputes and litigation
  • Corporate and transaction support
  • Company law
  • Competition law
  • Employment law
  • Data protection
  • Media and advertising
  • Regulatory/compliance
  • Consumer Law

You will use your existing knowledge and experience to make a difference, as well as advancing your experience and developing new skills. This is a highly visible role, which affords access to all areas of the business. The ideal candidate should be confident, robust and front facing with excellent interpersonal skills.  

In particular, you will have responsibility for assisting with a business transformation programme for GDPR compliance and general data privacy compliance.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

  • A qualified lawyer with strong academic credentials
  •  0-2 years PQE
  • Strong legal training at a reputable city firm essential
  • Experience working in house preferable
  • Enhance the effectiveness of the legal team by providing timely, effective and commercial legal advice to the wider business
  • Experience in reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts essential.
  • Self starter, confident but able to build rapport at all levels  
  • Experience delivering high quality advice on data protection, GDPR, privacy and security issues and data sharing preferable
  • Ability to manage competing priorities, deadlines and demands.
  • Detail oriented, structured, and results driven

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Head Office Baker Street
27 Baker Street, London, United Kingdom, W1U 8AH
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