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Commercial Paralegal

London, Kingston upon Thames
£35000 - £37000 per annum
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

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We are currently seeking a Commercial Paralegal, to work with our global FMCG client, renowned for brands such as Dove, Sure, Persil, and Simple, and become an integral part of their fast-paced FMCG environment.

The position is based in Kingston upon Thames and the role currently offers a mix of remote and onsite working, subject to adjustment based on business requirements. This is a full-time temporary role to last until end October 2024, requiring 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Compensation for this role is competitive, paying between £35,000 to £37,000 per annum, pro rata, depending upon experience.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced paralegal to support the Nutrition and ice cream business units.

This position is a broad marketing and commercial legal role reporting to the Senior legal counsel Nutrition and ice cream. We are looking for an experienced paralegal who works proactively and collaborately with our Nutrition business colleagues, aiming to grow our business whilst also managing and mitigating legal risks. Tasks include legal advice to cross-functional business partners on all areas of marketing and commercial law including drafting and negotiating of contracts, legal advice on marketing and advertising law, data protection and competition law.


Candidates must be a paralegal in the United Kingdom and have knowledge of commercial contracts and litigation.

Legal Advice:

  • Draft, advise on, review and negotiate, contracts entered into by the Nutrition Business Group, including partnership agreements, licence agreements, data related agreements and international sales agreements.
  • Managing, creating, and collecting knowledge, best practices, precedents
  • Identifying potential legal risks of business activities.



  • Passionate about taking care of and improving the lives of people every day, bringing the voice of the consumer into everything we do.
  • Passion for business and for understanding how businesses operate.
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking:
  • Able to figure out what you need to know if this were your own business vs getting caught up in the processes.
  • Ability to understand the big picture from a business point of view and adopt the appropriate legal risk profile to deliver against the top business priorities as opposed to getting lost in every detail.

Ways of working:

  • Ability to assimilate information quickly, identify legal risks and provide solutions-oriented, pragmatic advice to the business.
  • Positive, adaptable, proactive team player, keen to learn and take on increasing degrees of responsibility, ready to acquire autonomy in response to work well done.
  • Ability to lead decisions and to work independently, including coordinating input from a number of global business partners, such as legal, Marketing, R&D and Regulatory.
  • Willingness to attend and/or deputise at leadership team meetings as necessary.

Kingston working environment:

  • Contractors who are based at Kingston will be eligible to get free parking.
  • There is a U/L Staff Shop located on the Ground Floor next to the main entrance, where Contingent Workers can buy discounted U/L products.
  • A canteen
  • A Gym is available for use on the Ground Floor (with subscription).
  • Facilities in the gym include cardiovascular equipment, resistance machines, spin bikes, free weights area, boxing equipment and a stretch/matted area. Classes are also available and can be booked directly with the Gym. Shower facilities are available in the changing rooms, along with hairdryers.


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