General Counsel - for SME's

Our client is a progressive employer, working alongside SME's across the UK to provide General Counsel support.

They match one of their lawyers to each client’s business needs and they then performs as a member of the client’s senior management team, working on the client’s premises when required just like an in-house lawyer. 

They are experiencing rapid growth and would like more experienced GC's on board to support them as they grow.

Our client is a fully regulated law firm that provides businesses with high-calibre experienced lawyers on a part-time or flexible basis. By working smarter as part of the client’s business, and by delivering legal advice from a business perspective, we can demonstrably save our clients significant amounts of money and directors’ time.

This provides a cost-effective way of embedding a senior lawyer within the client’s business — at a fraction of the cost of employing a full-time legal resource or engaging with a traditional law firm on an ad hoc basis.

The role is completely flexible and you could work from 3 to 5 days a week, depending on how many hours you want to work, based either from home or from the client offices.

As you would expect in a General Counsel role, you will be managing all client legal queries, from employment issues to contracts and M&A or property as well as disputes. You will be supported by our client's management team and network of lawyers.

Our client is looking for candidates with experience of;

  • Commercial or corporate practice experience
  • In house Legal Counsel / General Counsel
  • Advising SME's
  • Well organised and able to manage own workload


Excellent salary earning potential
Varied and challenging work
Flexible working
Supportive team