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Legal Counsel - Trade Publishing

A super new opportunity has arisen with a highly successful London based trade publisher for a talented and motivated Legal Counsel.  This role will support the Head of Legal to provide legal services to the London office and its trading divisions.  This is a highly responsible role and would suit a commercially-minded qualified legal professional, looking for an opportunity to bring their experience to a major publishing organisation.

Reporting to the Head of Legal, the Legal Counsel will provide accessible, commercial and technically strong advice to the various business divisions of the organisation and the role will involve reviewing, drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide range of commercial contracts/arrangements, including the acquisition and exploitation of intellectual property rights (including licences and a variety of publishing contracts), plus, distribution agreements, digital media contracts, IT contracts, Cloud computing, content acquisition, and author/editor contracts. 

The Legal Counsel will develop and review standard contract templates and terms and conditions and will also be involved with on-going review and maintenance of policies, procedures and controls and associated mechanisms to support strategic goals and to ensure compliance with applicable rules, regulations and laws.

You will play a fundamental and proactive role in developing the legal team, both in relation to enhancing the support provided by the legal team to the business and also in promoting best practice and contributing to the overall performance of the legal team itself.

This is a key position in the team and the successful person will be LLB, BVC or LPC qualified and a member of the Law Society or Bar Council, and will have a minimum of 5 years post qualified experience in private practice or in-house.  Experience from the publishing/media, or similar industry would be an advantage.  You will be commercially focused with excellent drafting skills, along with strong written and oral communication skills, and able to efficiently manage your workload and projects within set timelines and to budget.

For more detailed information please contact me on 0207 048 6223 for a confidential call, or email your details to me at

Legal Counsel - Trade Publishing

Redwood, London
Professional, Trade
Specialist, Licensing
Salary description: 
Very attractive salary plus bonus and generous benefits package
5 years PQE in private practice or in house, Legal experience within the publishing/media sector