General Counsel

Ashtons Legal

For an informal discussion about the benefits of working for Ashtons Legal please contact

Closing: 16/12/2022

Ashtons Legal are a growing firm with ambitious plans for the future, and we are reaching a point, particularly where risk and compliance are concerned, that we want to appoint a dedicated person to manage the legal and business complexities as well as the risk issues we may face, all of which are all clearly interwoven.

You will be Ashtons Legal’s first General Counsel so you’ll have the opportunity to shape the role. However, we’d like you to focus on three key areas – Leadership Support, Risk and Compliance and Dispute Resolution. As our GC, you will oversee our regulatory compliance and support us in managing legal risk in the work we undertake making sure we are doing things correctly.

We would like you to have:

– Sound understanding and knowledge of commercial and corporate law and experience in managing any potential litigation against the business
– Strong experience of managing any risk and compliance issues, mitigating and advising the firm on its position
– Strong communication and presentation skills
– Excellent negotiating and drafting skills
– The ability to build and maintain strong professional relationships across the business.
– The ability to communicate complex legal issues and risks in terms colleagues can understand
– The ability to work in a highly autonomous way.

As we are all working in a flexible way, our GC can be home based, work from any of our offices or work in a hybrid way. However, we will require you to travel to our offices for meetings and to get to know us in person.

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