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Jobs in Cheltenham

Jobs in Cheltenham


​In the in-house legal world, the Head of Legal manages the internal legal function, and is responsible of providing general legal advice to the firm and all of its areas. The Head of Legal will usually lead all internal issues that require a legal consideration - from intellectual property to safety compliance. The Head of Legal is the go-to specialist whenever a legal issue is being raised within a firm.

Usual Key Duties
  • Preparing opinions and documentation on legal questions being brought up by a firm

  • Represent the firm in court, if required

  • Represent the firm during processes of arbitration, if required

  • Manage a team of lawyers (depending on the size of the firm)

  • Manage relationships with key stakeholders - both internal and external - as well as senior management

  • Interpret new and upcoming regulations and implement them within a firm

  • Board support and internal committee attendance

Key Requirements
  • Qualified Solicitor (based on jurisdiction)

  • Based on the seniority of the role and the firm's requirements, a number of years of post qualification experience (PQE)

  • Strong management experience

At Rutherford, our team works with some of the best performing asset managers, hedge funds and private equity firms globally, and are committed to ensuring top in-house lawyers are placed with our clients. As for Rutherford's private practice team, they specialise in executive recruitment for magic circle, silver circle and white-shoe firms in London and New York City. Our private practice partners sit on the most lucrative panels chosen by the best performing hedge funds, private equity firms, private debt firms, asset managers and investment banks in the world.

Cheltenham

Nestled against the renowned UK Cotswolds, Cheltenham is the perfect location to unwind and savour the charm of a small – yet well-connected and developed – town.

The city is all about its perfect blend of traditional and modern: while its regency architecture is full of history, its restaurants and festivals encapsulate modern times at its finest.

If you are a food lover, you will be enticed by Cheltenham’s varied food offerings, which range from Michelin-starred restaurants to street food. Voted the Best Place to Live in the South West 2020 by The Sunday Times, it is the host of more than 25 festival every year and was rewarded the “purple flag award”, given to towns and cities that offer an entertaining, diverse, safe and enjoyable night out.

Getting around

Getting around Cheltenham is incredibly easy: its main attractions, restaurants and cultural spots can all be visited by walking or cycling around town. A 20-minute walk or 10-minute cycle will usually get you anywhere in the city.

While most people usually drive around Cheltenham, this isn't necessary as the local bus system is well connected and efficient. You can also find licensed taxis around town