Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel

Location                                      Belfast (currently home-based)

Role Basis                                  Part-time (equivalent of 3 days a week, flexible), permanent

Responsible for staff                   N/A

Responsible to                            COO

Salary                                          TBC dependent on experience 

Role Summary

We are seeking qualified solicitor to join our team to manage the internal legal function in a standalone capacity.

Main Purpose of Job

>      To be responsible for drafting, negotiating, interpreting, executing, and administering all corporate and commercial legal documentation with a focus on technology contracts, intellectual property and data protection.

>      To provide company secretarial duties.

>      To be responsible for data protection compliance within the company.

Main duties include: (but not limited to):

>      Review, draft and negotiate licensing and service agreements, partner agreements, framework agreements, supplier agreements and non-disclosure agreements with both private and public clients

>      Drive contract lifecycle from drafting through completion of the negotiation process, and/or contract execution. Manage contract change control process

>      Draft, manage, distribute, respond to, analyse and review tenders, RFPs or customer terms & conditions as necessary  

>      Develop and maintain a deep understanding of legal risk and liability, and company position on contractual matters 

>      Prepare contracts for internal review and approval including a summary of risks vs benefit and ensure compliance with company policies as well as applicable laws and/or regulations 

>      Interpret contract and advise sales /services/ managers on contractual responsibilities

>      Translate complex commercial/legal scenarios into simple language and action plans 

>      Assess legal implications, bringing to Senior Management’s attention as necessary

>      Ensure timely delivery of contract documentation

>      Liaise with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action have been taken

>      Provide and interpret legal information, conduct training and disseminate appropriate legal requirements to staff as appropriate

>      Liaise with external legal advisers as necessary 

>      Provide company secretarial duties including preparing board agendas, minutes and resolutions

>      Advise Board and management as to the implications of the company’s shareholders’ agreement, articles, loan agreements and corporate approvals

>      Take responsibility for data protection compliance within the company, including annual information asset register reviews, responsibility for implementing the data breach response plan and annual company training

>      Assisting the business security function in complying with ISO27001, ISO9001 and PCI standards, including drafting policies and procedures

>      Any other reasonable duties as required by Management 


>      Must have strong commercial contract drafting skills, be organised and able to work to tight deadlines

>      Due to the cross departmental nature of the work, you must be a team player with good relationship building skills

>      Must be confident to constructively challenge in order to avoid unnecessary business risk

>      Commercially focused lawyer, preferably with experience in technology, cloud and data protection matters.

Experience & Qualifications

>      Qualified solicitor with 4+ years PQE or considerable experience in commercial contract drafting

>      In house experience desirable

>      Prior experience of dealing with technology/ licensing and intellectual property preferred

>      Experience of dealing with senior management and company secretarial matters preferred

>      Right to work independently in the UK

Automated Intelligence reserves the right to adjust the criteria as necessary to facilitate the shortlisting process.

About You

The right person will have the following qualities that reflect our core values:


>      Exceptional attention to detail

>      Excellent organisation skills with the ability to self-manage, flexibly prioritise workload and meet deadlines

>      Good commercial awareness

>      Pro-active and committed.


>      Looks for opportunities to bring about continuous improvement

>      Adapts to change with motivation, resilience and positivity

>      Enthusiastic and creative problem-solving skills

>      A collaborative attitude to approaching new tasks and challenges.


>      Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)  

>      Comfortable engaging with colleagues and customers at all levels,  

>      Builds effective relationships based on trust, integrity and confidentiality  

>      Goes that extra mile for those around them  

>      Equally at-home working individually and as part of a team 


We believe Automated Intelligence is a fantastic place to work and, judging by our Employee Satisfaction scores, so do our employees! In addition to an exciting and challenging work environment, we offer:

  • Competitive salary with annual reviews
  • Flexible working environment (with flexible hours)
  • Focus on employee wellbeing – Healthcare Cash Plan with EAP, engagement and social activities
  • Group Life Cover
  • Structured Personal Development Plans
  • Employee perk card
  • Free parking

To Apply

Please submit your CV and Cover Letter, clearly demonstrating how you meet essential criteria.


If you wish to apply for this role, please don’t delay as shortlisting will commence as soon as applications are received and interviews with shortlisted candidates will be arranged asap.

Automated Intelligence Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer