Job Description

UK Geographic Legal Counsel Lead
Level: Senior Manager
Location: London
Salary: £90K - £112K plus excellent benefits package including car allowance
Join Accenture and help us transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The clients we work with and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value with them will give you a unique opportunity to learn, grow and advance. Choose Accenture and make delivering innovative work part of your legal career.
Our Geographic Legal team serves as a strategic legal business partner for our country leadership and corporate functions. We understand how legal and regulatory developments in our countries affect our business and operations. We help our local businesses to operate, and to sell and deliver our services, in a compliant, sustainable and ethical way this by providing pro-active, collaborative and pragmatic local legal support.
What responsibilities will you have?
Protect Accenture
  • Provide local support, training and monitoring for Accenture’s legal compliance programmes, and help to develop and implement our UK compliance and risk management strategy  
  • Ensure we meet our legal and regulatory requirements as we operate, sell and deliver our services
  • Mitigate and manage risk by working with the Employment Law, Litigation & Disputes, and Corporate Investigations Teams
  • Navigate government and political relations and anticipate trends and issues by partnering with the Government Relations team and local leadership
Grow our Business
  • Assess relevant immigration, employment, corporate, tax, treasury and other aspects for our newer and more complex work
  • Integrate companies we have acquired with our corporate and compliance operations, working with other stakeholders to implement any restructuring needed.
Enable our Operations
  • Provide legal support for all our local operations and corporate functions including HR, Marketing, Procurement, Finance, Corporate Citizenship
  • Evolve our global holding and local corporate structures and operations to meet our changing commercial and financial objectives
How will you do it?
You will help protect Accenture, grow our business and enable our operations by:
  • managing and coordinating our UK Geographic Legal team from our City Place House office in London
  • working closely with senior leadership in UK (including the Country Managing Director and heads of our Corporate Functions) on legal issues facing our UK business
  • staying up-to-date with relevant legal and business developments that affect Accenture, our clients and the sectors and areas in which we work
  • creating and sharing guidelines, toolkits, training and processes on various legal and business topics
  • managing local external counsel support
  • working collaboratively with the rest of Legal and other corporate function and business stakeholders
  • behaving with Integrity, Respect for the Individual and Stewardship and demonstrating Client Service while also helping to ensure our people work in line with Accenture's Code of Business Ethics. 

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  • Qualified as an England & Wales solicitor with an extensive PQE gained in a similar corporate role with increasing responsibility, preferably including an in-house corporate or transactional role in a fast-paced global organisation in the services, IT or Consulting industry
  • A deep knowledge of core Legal areas, in particular corporate law, commercial contracting and compliance (in particular, anti-corruption and data privacy)
  • Solid knowledge of employment, intellectual property law and a good understanding of litigation and disputes work
  • Good knowledge of current regulatory environments, procurement laws, and preferably other knowledge related to Contracting, Procurement and Business Ethics.


What skills will you need?
  • Excellent team and stakeholder management skills.
  • A strategic and business-focused outlook with an ability to self-start and to operate comfortably within a global, multi-layered organisation in a continuously evolving role.
  • Experience of successfully managing teams of Legal professionals and external Law Firms.
  • Good collaboration and communication skills; ability to give advice in a clear and understandable way.
  • A strong executive presence and ability to work well with senior executives.
  • Ability to combine legal knowledge with good commercial awareness to ensure advice is relevant to the business activities and environment.
  • Ability to understand and analyse complex information quickly and identify associated legal risks and solutions.
  • Ability to build rapport with professionals from various cultures and backgrounds.
  • Ability to provide advice that is user-friendly, balanced, objective, lawful, well-reasoned and pragmatic.
  • Ability to operate in situations that are sometimes ambiguous and that lack clear responsibilities or reporting lines.
  • Time management and prioritsation, to enable you to meet the needs of your stakeholders and enjoy your work.
What’s in it for you?
All of our Corporate Functions professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.
On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!
About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law.
Closing Date for Applications 30/09/2019
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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