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Trainee Solicitor

  • Entry Requirements: 2:1, LPC
  • Salary: Competitive + Good Benefits
  • Deadline: CLOSED
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    • Stockport

Purpose and overall relevance for the organisation:

  • Assisting the adidas North Europe Legal & Compliance department in all legal and compliance matters affecting the company’s business throughout the UK, Benelux and Nordics territories
  • Working directly and in conjunction with department Legal Counsels to support key stakeholders on various workstreams and projects
  • Contribute to the implementation and continuous development of the Global Legal & Compliance strategy, support the department’s activities to help bring key strategic initiatives to fruition and reach adidas’ mid and long term performance ambitions

Key responsibilities:                                                     

  • Advise on a variety of legal matters including employment, commercial, contracts, sports marketing, competition law compliance, intellectual property, consumer issues and property/real estate under the supervision of the Legal & Compliance Director and Legal Counsels
  • Liaise with external legal advisers where appropriate
  • Train/educate staff on relevant legal issues
  • Report to the managing Legal Counsel on a regular basis
  • Assist in maintaining legal precedents and filing systems relevant for the department

Key relationships:

  • Global Legal & Compliance team, local marketing, finance, operations, consumer relations, sales, and HR teams

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Numerate and computer literate, in particular Microsoft proficient
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills 
  • Great ability to prioritise, manage own workload and ensure confidentiality
  • Ability to work both on own initiative and within a team

Requisite education and experience/minimum qualifications:

  • Excellent academic record (preferably 2:1 or equivalent) with a degree in English Law or CPE/GDL (or equivalent conversion course)
  • Completed or in final year of the LPC with strong results
  • Relevant work experience in a legal department or law firm