General information

Job Title
Legal Advisor
Ref #
Thursday, May 5, 2022
United Kingdom
Business area
Legal & Commercial
Position level
Senior Management
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
Monday to Friday PROST

Description & Requirements


No restraints. No limitations. We don’t simply push boundaries. We completely rethink them. McLaren Automotive exists to create breath-taking performance road cars.

With innovation at the core of all we do, every challenge starts with the same question. How can we do it better? This restless spirit runs right through McLaren Automotive. And the search for perfection is evident in everything we do.

Purpose of Role

Working closely with the other members of the Commercial & Legal team, including the General Counsel, to provide legal support to McLaren Automotive Limited and its subsidiary companies in relation to its fast developing global operations.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, including supplier contracts relating to the manufacture of McLaren vehicles
  • Experience, knowledge and interest in data privacy law, processes and compliance
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, including global dealer agreements, relating to the supply of McLaren vehicles
  • Managing and directing legal matters by delivering timely, cost effective and technically correct advice and guidance in an accessible and solution orientated manner
  • Advising and supporting the company’s global sales, engineering, operations, marketing and finance teams to ensure corporate compliance and consistency (including processing of personal data)
  • Drafting and negotiating R&D, partnership, promotional and licensing agreements relating to the company’s intellectual property
  • Communicating to all levels of management potential legal risks and mitigation strategies relating to the company’s business
  • Instructing external counsel and actively managing fees
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of knowledge management, and actively sharing knowledge with colleagues across the business
  • Conducting and arranging internal legal training for colleagues across the business
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Qualified solicitor with a strong academic background
  • Specific experience in commercial law with experience in advising on legal and regulatory risks in the context of a commercial business
  • Strong drafting and negotiating skills with focus on plain language drafting
  • Flexible approach with an ability to advise on a wide range of legal matters as and when they arise
  • Experience in advising on multi-jurisdictional transactions
  • Ability to establish trusted relationships with colleagues
  • IP, data protection, litigation or employment law experience would be an advantage  
Personal Attributes

  • A proactive approach and ability to work independently and as part of a small but dynamic team
  • An ability to communicate effectively and interact positively and professionally with all levels of management and staff
  • A practical, calm and common sense approach to problem solving
  • A willingness to work and develop in a fast pace, dynamic business