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Title:  Legal Counsel

City:  Market Drayton
Department:  Legal

Market Drayton, GB, TF9 3UY

Müller has been a loved brand in the UK for over 30 years. It’s a household name – and it continues to grow as we invest to make and market an ever-great range of fantastic dairy products. We are currently the 7th most chosen FMCG brand, picked from supermarket shelves over 208 million times each year.  Müller offers you a long-term career with a genuine market leader - we are an entrepreneurial company where people love to work and make a difference. Our competitive advantage comes through driving value through innovation and brands, scale, operational excellence and building a high performing international organisation.


Müller pride ourselves on offering support to help develop your knowledge and skills. In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package within a highly successful European business that offers financial rewards and resources, including bonus scheme, contributory pension, life assurance, generous holiday allowance and a flexible benefits programme.


We are currently recruiting for a Legal Counsel to provide legal advice and assistance to all the companies within the Müller UK & Ireland Group, plus wider Group activities where required.


Legal Counsel: Key responsibilities will include:

  • Part of a team responsible for the provision of legal advice to agreed areas.
  • Provision of legal advice to Procurement, Engineering, HR, IT and other business partners within the Muller UK & Ireland Group and wider Group.

Draft and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements typically entered into by the Group, including: -

  • Sponsorship and Endorsement Agreements
  • Equipment Supply & Installation Contracts
  • Terms & Conditions of Purchase and Sale
  • Supply Agreements - Goods and Services
  • Co-packing
  • Licensing
  • IT / IP Agreements
  • NDAs

Corporate transactions, including:

  • Mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • Joint ventures and other collaborations
  • Dispute resolution

Draft policies and educate business partners on a variety of corporate compliance issues, including:

  • Competition law
  • Bribery Act
  • Data protection & document retention
  • Modern Slavery
  • GO issues


  • Research, analysis and advise business partners on compliance issues.
  • Knowledge share and training for other team members, colleagues in L&C and wider business partners.
  • Where necessary, appointing and managing external advisers, particularly in relation to intellectual property, dispute resolution and property related matters.



Legal Counsel: Key skills & experience

  • Qualified Solicitor (essential)
  • 2+ PQE (desired)
  • Commercial Contracts experience (essential)
  • IP & Marketing law experience preferred
  • Commercially astute with the ability to prioritise work; get into the detail, identify issues and solutions.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills - diplomatic and adept at dealing with demanding clients and timescales.
  • Strong desire to learn, mentor and share knowledge
  • Corporate (e.g. transactional) or Compliance (e.g. GDPR/Data Protection) experience welcomed. 
  • Effective Team player
  • Independent
  • Proactive and enthusiastic
  • Reliable and accountable
  • Positive and solution focused; creative problem solver
  • Flexible


The Process

If you have the skills and experience in the above areas and would like to be considered for the role of Legal Counsel, please apply at www.mullercareers.co.uk



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