• In-House Legal Counsel

    London

  • About Alix Partners

    At AlixPartners, your passion becomes your career. You'll work alongside the top professionals in your field in an exciting, innovative, entrepreneurial culture. You'll partner with owners, boards, CEOs, and other senior executives to address the issues that sit at the top of their agendas – and often become front-page news. Whether your background is in industry, technology, business, consulting, or corporate services, you will have the opportunity to help make a difference in the futures of the organisations we serve.

  • Job description

    In-House Legal Counsel

    London 

    (12 Months Maternity Cover)

    AlixPartners is a leading global business advisory firm of results-oriented professionals who specialize in creating value and restoring performance.

    An opportunity exists for a UK qualified Legal Counsel to join our EMEA legal team in London, on a fixed term basis for 12 months covering a period of maternity leave. 

    The role

    In this critical role you will be part of a global team responsible for providing wide ranging legal support across the business. You will support our consultants and leadership team with matters relating to client engagements and provide additional support to internal colleagues (including but not limited to those in human resources and marketing) on matters of risk and legal compliance. Operating in a fast paced environment with significant exposure to senior stakeholders the role of Legal Counsel presents a challenging and exciting opportunity.

    • Apply legal knowledge to a broad range of commercial engagements
    • Advise the business on issues of legal risk across a wide variety of cases including client case work and contractual agreements
    • Develop and manage contingency plans to address areas of risk
    • Maintain compliance with all relevant regulation across the business
    • Support internal teams with issues relating to human resources, employment matters and recruitment
    • Manage litigation matters and other general practice issues

    Who we hire

    At AlixPartners, having people who know how to get things done in a diverse and fast moving world is vital to our shared success. Your success will be based on a number of factors in which you should have demonstrable experience - these include:

    • Responding to business issues in a timely manner, working collaboratively, providing workable, pragmatic solutions
    • Delivering well-reasoned legal advice under critical time pressure
    • Developing excellent working relationships with senior stakeholders, peers and colleagues from across the business

    In addition the role requires the following qualifications:

    • Qualification as a lawyer in the UK
    • 3 – 8 years PQE (or equivalent)
    • The ability to clearly communicate in French, German or Italian would be a bonus but not essential.

    Professional Development

    You will deliver high-impact valuable results and work side-by-side with our senior leadership team. This is a great opportunity to face technical challenges in an interesting position, developing your knowledge and commercial acumen and supporting your growth as a well-rounded legal counsel.

    You’ll be supported by business leaders, mentors, coaches, and colleagues to ensure you are learning and developing.

  • If you think you'd be perfect for this role, we'd love to hear from you...

  • What we look for

    Working on critical issues requires a range of skills and experience. At AlixPartners, we look for candidates who have these traits:

    Entrepreneurial: Our people take ownership. They generate innovative ideas and solutions, both as individuals and as team members. 

    Self-starter: Our team members work with minimal direction. They have excellent communication skills and work side-by-side with clients.

    Analytical: When faced with challenging and fast-paced situations, we overcome obstacles to help clients solve complex problems.

  • Our Culture

    We hail from a diverse set of backgrounds, but we share certain core attributes and values. We are driven, results-focused, and passionate about what we do. We work hard for our clients and each other. We are committed both to our clients’ and colleagues’ success and to a culture that values collaboration, integrity, and personal respect.