Commercial Lawyer

London, UK | Job Posted 14/08/2018

Our Mission & Vision

Thomsons Online Benefits is changing Benefits For Good. Our unique & innovative SaaS platform takes employee engagement to a whole other level. We are fast paced, ambitious, people focused & on a journey to dominate the global benefits market.

We are in the midst of the most exciting times in the company’s history and whilst we are recognised as the global leader in our industry we are not about to become complacent. We continue to work to revolutionise the market & our “PINK” people are what makes this possible.

It is time for Thomsons Online Benefits to continue its success and dominate the global market. We truly believe using our platform and products can impact people’s lives, nearly 2 million people already use our platform (Darwin).

Join us on our journey & take the next step in your career with the Legal Team!

About the team:

The Legal team perform an integral role to the success of our business, providing legal and commercial advice to our internal stakeholders. Their support and insight has been paramount to our recent success. This is a really exciting opportunity for a passionate commercial lawyer,  with responsibilities including: providing advice on legal issues across the business with the primary focus being commercial contracts, intellectual property rights, data protection compliance (including the GDPR) and IT matters (including the Cloud).


Your mission will be:

  • Negotiating, reviewing and drafting all types of contracts and legal documents;

  • Playing a supporting and at times lead role in reviewing, drafting and advising on commercial contracts entered into by the business, particularly in the areas of IT/SAAS and data protection matters;

  • Advising Thomsons business function on all areas of law (commercial, IT, IP, data protection);

  • Facilitating legal/ commercial awareness and compliance across the business;

  • Maintaining and updating an archive and a database of all legal templates/ information;

  • Managing external law firms and other professional advisors;

  • Working proactively with the rest of the business in its work to ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation;

  • Providing legal support to the business on RFP’s and other ad hoc projects as required;

  • Providing training to the business on RFP’s and other ad hoc projects as required;

  • Assisting the other members of the Legal Department in maintaining and growing its know-how and precedent base;

  • Supporting the Head of Legal.


What skills & values you will bring:

  • Good working knowledge of contract law, technology (SaaS), intellectual property rights (focus on trademarks), and European (if not global) data protection law;

  • Excellent drafting, communication (written and verbal) and negotiating skill

  • Ability to manage relationships with internal partners and external providers;

  • Excellent attention to detail;

  • Proven ability to prioritise workload and to work to deadlines;

  • Strong team player who seeks and gives empowerment;

  • Flexible, positive and approachable with a pragmatic approach;

  • Strong computer, technical skills and know-how.

  • Experience of working in an in-house legal team within the tech and or financial services industry (preferably with experience with working with the US market), whether on secondment or otherwise.

  • UK Qualified Solicitor


Our “PINK” benefits & what you can expect:

  • An opportunity to work in a fast growing, innovative company with the offering of progression

  • A fail- friendly environment that encourages learning and initiative

  • Flexible working options (when applicable)

  • Birthday day off

  • Weekly Health & Fitness classes

  • Matching charity contributions, charity days off and Pay it Forward charity challenge

  • A spending accountfor you to spend on the things you decide are important

  • Pension, Life and Medical Insurance

We remain passionately committed to going the extra mile for our clients, partners and people. Our values to ‘be brilliant together’, to ‘challenge everything and deliver excellence’ and to ‘maximise our potential’ are part of our unique culture, which is the glue that binds us.