Legal Counsel

Rocket Lawyer, London

Helping 20 million people. Just like you.

About Rocket Lawyer
We believe everyone deserves access to affordable and simple legal services.

Founded in 2008, Rocket Lawyer is the largest and most widely used online legal service platform in the world. With offices in North America and Europe, Rocket Lawyer has helped over 25 million people create over 50 million legal documents, and get their legal questions answered. 

We are in a unique position as a legal technology company in the UK to provide legal advice directly to our customers as an unregulated entity. By combining expert legal advice from solicitors and paralegals with technology Rocket Lawyer UK is accelerating its mission to provide access to justice to small businesses and consumers who are currently excluded from the market. 

About the Role
This is a full-time role for the right legal counsel to provide a key in-house role while our regular UK counsel is on leave for approximately 12 months.  

Rocket Lawyer pioneered online legal services in the United States and United Kingdom, and we have recently launched in France, Spain and Netherlands. The proprietary and patented Rocket Lawyer technology platform enables the creation of legal documentation and delivery of legal advice from lawyers knowledgeable in local laws, in any language. You'll be based in Shoreditch, London, the biggest tech cluster in Europe, working with the global  legal team.

Reporting to the General Counsel, you will be part of a highly commercial and collaborative legal team. 

You will be the primary legal counsel for the UK business with responsibility for supporting Rocket Lawyer UK with its employment matters, contract negotiations, privacy and data protection compliance, commercial product counselling, and other legal matters. You'll be drafting, negotiating and managing a broad range of commercial contracts, and supporting the business on the development and implementation of its products and services. Further, you'll be advising on other matters, including intellectual property and technology related legal issues, and managing external counsel resources where appropriate. 

The Person

  • A qualified solicitor in England and Wales (with at least 2 PQE)
  • A commercially minded lawyer with experience likely gained in a private practice or in-house role
  • Is comfortable and familiar with existing and emerging technology
  • Excellent drafting and negotiating skills
  • Able to build effective working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organisation
  • Has a good grounding in data protection and compliance matters
  • Is comfortable working under pressure and able to juggle different priorities
  • Is proactive, organised and has strong communication skills (oral and written)
  • Can work autonomously as well as cross-functionally with other teams
  • Able to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and adapt quickly to changing priorities

About Rocket Lawyer

Our laws were created to protect and empower us—as individuals, families and business owners—but many people don't get the help they need because of costly legal fees and complexity. At Rocket Lawyer, we want to change things by making legal services affordable, simple and available to more people than ever before. I'm proud to say that we've been able to build a service that millions of people rely upon. Every day we spend our time and resources making it easier for people to get the legal help they need, so they can focus on what's really important—taking care of their families and building strong businesses. We combine free legal documents and free legal information with access to affordable representation by licensed attorneys. With Rocket Lawyer On Call, you can create a Will for your family for free or incorporate a business free from legal fees. Then, because we know there's no replacement for qualified counsel, local attorneys are here to help when you need more guidance. With Rocket Lawyer you never have to go it alone. Our commitment to affordable and accessible legal services is at the heart of everything we do. Most attorneys and bar associations agree that much can and should be done to improve access to the law by reducing cost and complexity. We invite you to try our service and see why customers like Sean Reid say they're glad to have Rocket Lawyer On Call®. Together, we'll make the law work for you. Charley

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