London, United Kingdom
14 Oct 2021
26 Nov 2021

Founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, Burberry is a global luxury brand with a distinctly British attitude. We are a global business with an extensive network of both owned and franchised stores across EMEIA, Asia Pacific and Americas. We are digital pioneers, and innovative technology underpins every aspect of our business, from product design to distribution and marketing. We believe that modern luxury means being socially and environmentally responsible; this mindset is core to our business and key to our long-term success.


The Burberry legal team operates at the heart of this vibrant, creative and forward-thinking FTSE-listed organisation. The well-respected and talented legal team advises on strategic projects and day-to-day matters and works across all areas of Burberry's business, advising on a diverse range of legal subjects. The role of Counsel is a challenging and exciting junior- level role for the right lawyer who can support our innovative business to deliver on its ambitions.


The lawyer we are looking for is an agile and technically excellent junior commercial lawyer who can provide day to day legal support to the Burberry business across a wide range of areas, initially with a focus on technology-driven matters. This lawyer will also be expected to support on other legal areas as business needs require. There may be opportunities to support on cross-functional projects outside the technology landscape.

Whilst the focus areas of work linked to this role may change and adapt with business needs and project requirements, initially this role would have a primary focus on IT and digital related matters, e-commerce, payments and compliance.

The role will involve:
  • reviewing, negotiating, drafting and advising on commercial agreements including in respect of digital/e-commerce, software, SAAS, distribution, marketing, franchise, warehousing and logistics and vendor / non-stock agreements;
  • assisting and advising on any other general commercial matters such as distribution arrangements, procurement, supply chain issues and data protection matters;
  • supporting compliance projects within the business by providing advice and liaising with the business to achieve good governance;
  • delivering pragmatic advice and developing strong relationships with key stakeholders;
  • managing legal risk and giving proactive advice in order to reduce exposure.


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following skills, experience and qualifications:
  • an English law qualified lawyer, with the equivalent of approximately 2 to 4 years PQE (indicative only) with experience gained at a reputable law firm.
  • Specialism in commercial law upon qualification.
  • Ability to operate with minimum supervision and in direct contact with internal clients.
  • Strong academic credentials essential.
  • Knowledge of languages an advantage.
  • Excellent commercial communications skills.
  • Willigness to develop new skills and areas of practice, and be adaptable and able to balance numerous matters simultaneously.
  • Willigness to invest in building strong collaborative relationships with key stakeholders and to become a key part of Burberry Legal.


Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.


Posting Notes: United Kingdom || Not Applicable || London || CORPORATE AFFAIRS || CORPORATE - LEGAL || n/a ||

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