Team Lead - UK Legal Operations


Competitive Salary + Bonus
Malmesbury - United Kingdom


This role requires a technically excellent and pro-active lawyer to provide commercial and contract law advice to Dyson’s Group functions. This is a role with a great degree of responsibility attached and that provides an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and contribution as part of a dynamic and ambitious in-house legal team. You will be responsible for the management of a team of lawyers based in the UK.


This is what we need you to do:
  • Build strong relationships with Dyson’s Group functions, including Procurement, IT, Finance and Research, Design and Development, and manage the provision of daily support to them.
  • Manage and develop a team of enthusiastic, talented and skilled in house counsel.
  • Provide expert, ethical and pragmatic advice and support on commercial and contract issues across the business.
  • Proactively identify arising risk areas and work with the business to develop risk mitigation solutions.
  • Draft and negotiate contracts with suppliers and customers.
  • Support and advise on tender processes across the business, particularly in manufacturing, IT and on capital equipment projects.
  • Provide input into contract control processes and reviewing and maintaining precedent documents.
  • Manage contract disputes with third parties.
  • Deliver relevant legal training programmes.
  • Manage external counsel where appropriate, ensuring compliance with Dyson’s cost management processes.


This is what we need you to have:
  • 6-10 years’ post qualification experience, with in-house exposure post training a significant advantage.
  • A sound understanding of all aspects of commercial law and an ability to apply that knowledge pragmatically in a business environment.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience of managing matters with a cross border and foreign jurisdiction element, and managing external legal counsel.
  • Good awareness of the role of Legal in business decisions and the ability to actively contribute in the taking of those decisions.
  • Confidence and technical ability to be able to deal with issues outside your experience and the ability to learn quickly on the job.
  • Evidence of being a self-starter who is good at identifying problems and proactively remedying them, and who demonstrates professionalism, pride and integrity in all aspects of your work.
  • An ability to work successfully with a minimum level of supervision in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment. 
  • Line management experience.
  • Experience of manufacturing contracts is an advantage.


  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Life assurance
  • Sport centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidized café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines

Posted: 14 September 2018