In-House Legal Counsel - Part Time

Liberty Wines is one of the most dynamic wine companies in the UK, supplying a wide range of premium wines to all sectors of the trade including restaurants, independent wine merchants and specialists. We continue to flourish in a challenging market and this growth has been driven by the quality of our wines, our service and our people.

We are recruiting a proactive, organised mid-level in-house Lawyer to join our legal team assisting with the varying legal requests of a growing wine import and distribution business, ideally working 3 days a week.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your in-house legal career and this new part-time role would involve working with the existing team members and taking sole responsibility for specific aspects of the team’s work. The team currently comprises a senior Legal Counsel and a junior Legal Assistant.
You must be a qualified lawyer of at least 5-6 years’ PQE with a solid understanding of the principles of contractual and commercial law. Ideally, you will have experience working in an in-house commercial legal team on a wide variety of matters (for example contracts, compliance, IP) and drafting and negotiating a range of commercial agreements. This is a great opportunity to work within a successful team at one of the wine trade’s most successful companies, known for its excellent portfolio and commitment to customer service, education, and staff development.

Sustainability is central to Liberty Wines’ business ethos. We have been certified carbon neutral since 2014 and became ‘carbon neutral plus’ in 2021. Located in Clapham North, southwest London, and Investors in People accredited, Liberty Wines offers excellent opportunities for training and development alongside a great working environment.

Essential skills and experience

  • Law Degree or Graduate Diploma in Law plus LPC
  • Post-qualification in-house legal experience
  • Solid drafting skills and strong attention to detail
  • Able to cope with pressurised situations and tight timeframes whilst maintaining a professional approach
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Excellent IT skills including use of Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Good numeracy
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

Wine knowledge is not a pre-requisite but a willingness to learn is.

Please apply with covering letter, CV and salary expectations to: Legal.Jobs@libertywines.co.uk