• Legal Counsel - Solicitor

    Guildford, £Competitive

  • Job description

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified solicitor, ideally newly qualified up to 3 years PQE, to join an expanding international software business in a broad commercial legal role within our legal team based in Guildford, Surrey.

    This is a fantastic way to gain experience in all commercial matters of an international business. The role offers varied and challenging work, across multiple jurisdictions.


    The position focuses on general commercial and IP matters. Key responsibilities include:

    • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating a broad range of commercial contracts including customer and supplier agreements
    • Assisting in protecting and enforcing the company’s IP and in managing the company’s patent and trade mark portfolio
    • Assisting with regulatory compliance, particularly GDPR
    • Maintaining and updating commercial legal precedents
    • Drafting and maintaining company policies
    • Assisting in contract database management
    • Providing legal support to all departments across multiple jurisdictions and time-zones on a wide range of ad hoc legal matters


    Skills and Knowledge

    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Excellent administration and IT skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to deal with multiple work projects and stakeholders and produce high quality work within a busy, fast-paced commercial environment

    Mandatory Qualifications & Experience

    • Must be a qualified solicitor, either in-house or in private practice. Some experience of dealing with commercial contracts, IT/IP and/or data protection
    • Will have a sound knowledge and understanding of commercial law and practices
    • Shall be approachable with an ability to establish and grow relationships and credibility with people at all levels within the business

    Desirable Qualifications & Experience

    • Patent experience
    • Experience and an interest in the software industry

    Benefits & Culture

    We are a market leader in secure voice transactions and trusted by our customers and partners. We are on a journey to secure all personal data. We recruit diverse, ambitious, innovative people who want to grow in a supportive and collaborative environment. We are passionate, work hard, have fun and celebrate success.

    What we'll give you;

    • 25 Days Holiday
    • Competitive Salary
    • Up to 10% Bonus
    • 4 x Salary Life Insurance
    • Vitality Health Insurance
    • HealthShield Cash Back Plan
    • Employee Assistance Programme
    • Bespoke Discounts and Communications Hub
    • Up to 5% Contributory Pension

    Semafone is well funded and growing fast, you’ll be joining an organisation that combines an entrepreneurial ‘start-up’ culture with the professionalism of a mature and established business. This is a fabulous opportunity to gain experience on a variety of commercial matters of an international business.

    *All final interview candidates will be subject to a DBS check as a pre-condition of a potential offer of employment. Any information found will be considered when making the final hiring decision. Please be aware that the background check process will not go ahead without your written consent.

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

  • More than just a job...

    Here at Semafone you're never just a bum on a seat. It's all about delivery and we pride ourselves in providing a flexible working environment which aims to support our staff as they journey through their career.  

    Our ethos is to promote from within and provide opportunities for our employees to retain knowledge in the business. We've had Support Engineers go on to become Technical Architects, Marketing Juniors become Product Marketing Managers and Technical Engineers become Platform Specialists - it's what we believe in!

    So what else do you get besides your all important salary?

    Bespoke Discounts & Communications Hub

    • perkSTIR is our internal communications hub which houses a whole host of retailer discounts where you can literally save £/$000's a year!
    • Recognition is very important to us, and it provides a peer-to-peer mechanism to recognise great work throughout the year.

    Rewarding loyalty

    • If you're based in the UK, for every year you remain loyal to Semafone, we'll give you an extra day of annual leave as our way of saying Thank You! Our teams work hard, so it's only fair you get extra time off the longer you stay.
    • For our US teams, you get 20 days holiday and 9 federal holidays (2 of which you can choose for yourselves).
    • If you're joining our Australian team you get a WHOPPING 25 days holiday AND 12 public holidays off!!

    Great physical space

    • We've got fabulous new offices in the centre of Guildford and Boston. All mod-cons and tech'd up to the rafters it's a technologist's dream location.

    The usual

    • We also offer the usual standard benefits such as health insurance, pension/401k, and a health cash-back plan and life insurance if you're in the UK.
    • Team building is vital to our success and we regularly facilitate the opportunity for our teams to get together socially. Every year we have our annual 2-day offsite, 'FraudSTIR' which involves internal and external presentations, team-building activities and usually a very large bar bill!
  • Guildford

    Pannell House



    GU1 4HN

    United Kingdom