HEAD OF LEGAL
The Head of Legal provides legal advice and support to a business, club or organisation. The senior position reports directly into the Chief Operating Officer. They work on a range of issues including health and safety compliance, player contracts, commercial rights, employment law and copyright. All legal issues are referred to them. Typical tasks include risk management, giving legal advice, drafting and reviewing contracts, licensing, insurance claims, advising on disputes and managing policies and procedures.
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The Head of Legal is expected to source support on cases when needed. A network of contacts helps them to achieve successful outcomes.
To become the Head of Legal, applicants need to be qualified as a Barrister or Solicitor. This requires an undergraduate degree in Law or in a Law Conversion Course, completion of a Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course and graduation from a training contract with a law firm. Top grades are expected throughout.
Experience of giving commercially focused advice that factors in risk is essential. Applicants should have worked as an in-house Lawyer and have comprehensive knowledge of commercial and company law. An awareness of the laws, policies and procedures involved in sport is highly desirable.