In House Lawyer

£70000 - £75000 per annum
  1. Permanent
Braintree, Essex
  1. Commerical, Marketing

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Hobson Prior are working with a top pharmaceutical organisation who are looking for a In House Lawyer to join their manufacturing centre on a permanent basis in Stevenage. The In-House Lawyer will be expected to provide advice in a wide variety of contractual situations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • You will be accountable for drafting and advising upon R&D based agreements for example CDAs, MTAs, R&D Collaboration Agreements, Consultancy Agreements, Service Agreements, Data Sharing Agreements including Clinical Trials Agreements and Clinical Investigator Agreements.
  • You will ensure the organisation's compliance with its contractual obligations.
  • Interaction with key stakeholders both internally and externally with respect to R&D agreements.
  • Interpreting and advising on general commercial contracts, review of supplier T&Cs, outsourcing and procurement.

Key Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Demonstrable skills in handling a diverse range of legal matters.
  • Ability to quickly interpret and discuss complex legal matters.
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately with limited supervision along with the experience to realise when to seek advice from the Head of Legal.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise work whilst dealing with changing priorities and tight deadlines.


  • LLB Degree is required.
  • A minimum of 3-4 years PQE.
  • Exposure to a life sciences environment is essential.
  • Previously worked with Clinical Trial Agreements using and amending the NHS/ABPI/BIA template agreements.
  • Experience of legal and IP issues that can arise when drafting R&D based agreements such as chain of title to IP rights and the enforceability of such contracts.
  • Experience of grant supported R&D collaboration.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years PQE legally advising a research or life sciences company.

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