Head of Legal

Posted 10 January by Cathedral Appointments Ltd Ending soon

Cathedral Appointments are currently recruiting for a Corporate Lawyer to join our client’s business based in Exeter as Head of Legal. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years’ PQE working either in practice or in-house and would ideally have experience of managing a team, but this is not essential.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing corporate documentation, including Articles of Association and Shareholder Agreements and prospectuses
  • Negotiating corporate transactions
  • Managing, mentoring and coaching a team of Lawyers
  • Ensuring compliance with FCA rules
  • Working with the investments team to carry out due diligence
  • Drafting and negotiating an array of commercial, employment and data agreements
  • Pro-actively developing internal processes alongside other key stakeholders and taking ownership of key entrepreneur relationships
  • Ensuring compliance with Companies Act 2006 and other laws relevant to the company’s online and financial activities
  • Preparation of internal and external reporting
  • Preparation of corporate governance documentation (Articles of Association, board minutes, shareholder agreements)


  • At least 3 years' corporate/commercial experience gained in a leading law firm and/or in-house
  • Experience of managing a small team is desirable, but not essential
  • Corporate finance, corporate governance and company secretarial experience
  • Understanding of FCA rules regarding financial promotions and application to online business
  • Understanding of internet laws, data protection and intellectual property

On offer for the successful candidate are market leading perks and benefits, with access to ongoing training and development. For more information or to apply for the role, please get in touch with Sophia Damshenas at Cathedral Appointments today.

Key Words: Head of Legal, Corporate, Commercial, Solicitor, Lawyer, In-House, Company Secretary, Corporate Governance, Data Protection, Contracts, Corporate Finance, Exeter, Jobs in Exeter, Jobs in Devon

Required skills

  • Corporate
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Solicitors
  • Commercial Contracts

Reference: 33792958

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