Commercial Lawyer

  • About the Firm: Marks & Spencer Group plc (also known as M&S) is a major British multinational retailer headquartered in London that specialises in selling high quality clothing, home products and food products. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
  • The role: As an in-house Commercial Lawyer you here at M&S you will be providing all areas of Marks and Spencer with commercial legal advice covering general contractual issues and legal advice on matters which affect M&S every day.
  • Looking for: Among you many skills, we are looking to secure your 3-4 years PQE; your knowledge and expertise in English commercial/contracts law is essential; your experience of consumer and/or marketing and advertising law and advising on e-commerce is desirable; your ability to forge and develop strong relationships across the business; and your confidence in advising a variety of stakeholders up to a senior level (below Director/Board level).
  • Opportunities: The opportunities afforded to you will see you advise M&S on the legal implications, constraints and options involved in all aspects of the business relating to its commercial suppliers and new selling channels (ecommerce/multichannel) from both a contractual and customer facing perspective and related matters; prepare and negotiate commercial contracts on behalf of the business and support senior commercial lawyers on larger, complex negotiations and projects.
  • And more: You will advise all areas on the legal implications and constraints involved in contracting with third parties; advise on regulatory risks relevant to the company’s advertising of its products across digital and print media and through both broadcast and non-broadcast channels; work in a high pressure, fast-paced environment with a high volume of work and act with pace; and make judgements on the viability of litigation and advising on the legal and policy implications of reaching commercial settlements.

Marks and Spencer plc

M&S is a leading retailer with a strong and unique heritage of brand values, extraordinary colleagues and customers who want to see it succeed again.