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6 month - Senior Legal Counsel: Marketing Media & Intellectual Property

Company Description

The Marketing Media and IP Legal team, headed by Scott Fairbairn, provides end-to-end legal support to Three's Commercial and Marketing teams in a fast-paced and fun environment.
Three is looking to recruit an experience Senior Legal Counsel to join our Marketing, Media and Brand legal team on a 6 month FTC. Due to the variety of the work that the team undertakes there is a broad opportunity to experience different types of work, and over time the successful candidate will develop the ability to work on a wide variety of matters, while also focussing in on particular strategic projects. The working environment is fast paced, agile and fun, providing great autonomy, variety and personal development within a challenger brand in the world of mobile technology- bringing new products and customer propositions to life.
If you're up for a challenge, thrive on no two days ever being the same, have excellent technical legal and drafting skills and can give practical, commercial legal advice to market-facing business teams, this role is for you.
Areas will include:

  • Trading - Advising on retail, online and distance sales, promotions, competitions, special offers, advising on speed claims and unlimited claims, and on new plans and tariffs. Defending Three from ASA complaints and taking action against competitors. Advising on regulatory requirements relating to mobile and fixed line telecoms services.
  • Marketing, Brand and Partnerships - Advising on campaigns across media channels and on key marketing propositions and advertising strategies.
  • Advising on brand management, protecting key intellectual property assets and managing trade mark portfolio. Working with other brands (such as Chelsea, GoggleBox, Live Nation, Paramount +) on creative collaborations.
  • Media Buying and Targeted Advertising - Negotiating contracts with media buying agencies, advising on bringing elements of programmatic media buying in-house, bringing a new targeted advertising product to market, advising on cookie policies and data protection.
  • Contractual support - Business partnering on a wide range of contracts including licensing, sponsorship, co-branding, app distribution, device sourcing, creative and media agencies, data monetisation and transfer, carrier billing contracts and more
  • Devices and Accessories - Working with procurement, trading and Group to negotiate purchase, after sales and marketing terms with a range of devices and accessories providers.
  • Digital Products - Supporting Three's offers and rewards App Three + including onboarding a range of compelling offers to our customers, providing advice on data protection consents, data flows and customer journeys, management of third party offers. Advising on shopping, payments, carrier billing, content strategy and implementation.
  • Big Data - Providing data protection advice on monetisation of big data, including advising on legal risks associated with processing personal data and associated customer journeys data processing terms, working closely with our DPO team. Negotiating terms for analytics, hosting and monetisation brokerage.
  • Marketing Strategy - Collaborating on opportunities and risks associated with marketing 5G technology and the potential impact of Net Neutrality Regulations, lobbying Ofcom on customer benefits.

Job Description

  • Manage contractual negotiations, develop templates and use external counsel where appropriate
  • Provide high quality legal advice across a wide range of technology and commercial matters
  • Successfully manage strategic legal relationships
  • Identify new ways to do things better
  • Help to manage the ongoing success of the team and to promote its profile both internally and externally


Essential Requirements:

  • Lawyer qualified in the UK or similar jurisdiction 8 years+ PQE
  • Varied legal experience in technology and commercial contracting
  • Ability to influence and persuade key stakeholders, shareholder representatives and senior counterparties
  • Ability to manage workload and priorities as part of a team; to summarise and communicate effectively at all levels;
  • In-house experience preferred but not essential (secondment or previous in-house legal role).

What you'll receive in return...

  • Competitive annual salary, car cash allowance, a performance based annual bonus & an additional 'flexible allowance' to spend on additional benefits, topping up your pension, or to be added to your salary.
  • Hybrid working between your home (2-3 days a week) and our brand new Reading HQ office at Green Park (2-3 days a week)
  • 28 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays + 3 personal days annually, which increases with length of service
  • Private Medical Insurance, Life Assurance and Income Protection
  • Free mobile phone package & unlimited sim-card
  • Free on-site car parking
    .... Plus lots more including wellbeing and learning & development benefits!

Additional Information

Our people make us who we are. We're a diverse and inclusive bunch, and it's important you can feel you belong here. We value everybody for who they are and what they bring to the table, supporting one another as we continue to deliver for our customers.

At Three we have a hybrid working arrangement in place as standard for office based employees, where employees work from a mix of office based location and working from their home in the UK to carry on their role.

Excluding retail, core hours at Three are between 10:00 and 16:00, with operating hours between 08:00 & 18:30. This allows employees to have a start time between 08:00 and 10:00 and finish time between 16:00 and 18:30.]]>

6 month - Senior Legal Counsel: Marketing Media & Intellectual Property

Reading RG30 4XR, UK

Published on 26/04/2024

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