In-house Legal Counsel

We’re currently hiring for an In House Legal Counsel at Ruleguard

Are you interested in joining a company that’s taking the RegTech industry by storm? We have a great opportunity for an ambitious Legal Counsel to join the Ruleguard team! 

Take a look at the position overview, key responsibilities and the required skills and experience, plus the great benefits we offer, and see if the role is right for you


In-House Legal Counsel

Location: Hybrid –Remote working/London Office

Hours: Part-time (25 hours per week over Monday to Friday)

Salary: £72,500 pro rata (£100,000 full time equivalent)

Join a company that is taking the RegTech industry by storm!

Ruleguard is a SaaS application company serving the financial sector compliance market. As a
leading firm within the innovative "RegTech" sector we delight in creating cutting-edge business
software to make it as easy as possible for banks, brokers, and investment firms to comply with

As an In-House Legal Counsel, you will play a critical role in safeguarding our company’s interests by
providing legal expertise and guidance. Your primary focus will be to gain an in-depth knowledge
and understanding of our extensive “framework agreement” and effectively handle client pushback
and contract negotiations. This is a senior position, and you’ll have the opportunity to work remotely
for the majority of your working days.

About the In House Legal Counsel role

  • Thoroughly understand our company’s framework agreement, including its nuances,
    provisions, and implications.
  • Provide legal advice to internal teams regarding the framework agreement’s interpretation
    and application.
  • Handle client pushback and markup related to the framework agreement.
  • Collaborate with clients, addressing their concerns while ensuring compliance with legal
  • Draft, review, and negotiate commercial contracts, including IT contracts and software
    agreements to ensure the company’s full legal rights.
  • Communicate and negotiate with external parties as required.
  • Ensure the company adheres to relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards.
  • Give accurate and timely counsel to internal teams on a variety of legal topics.
  • Provide clarification on legal language or specifications to internal teams.
  • Mitigate legal risks associated with client contracts and business operations.
  • Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal
  • Conduct your work with integrity and responsibility.
  • Maintain current knowledge of alterations in legislation.

Your Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years PQE
  • Proven experience as a Legal Counsel in a business environment
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of contract law, intellectual property, and
    technology-related legal matters.
  • Established expertise advising on SaaS (software-as-a-service) contracts
  • Full comprehension of the influences of the external environment of a business.
  • Demonstrated ability to create legal defensive or proactive strategies.
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity.
  • Sound judgment and ability to analyse situations and information.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) certification (preferred).


Ruleguard’s benefits


Full training on our suite of solutions for all new employees


Income protection


Competitive salary


Life assurance


25 days annual leave - (+1 day each year up to 30 days)


Gym/fitness benefits


Employer pension scheme


Flexible working


Private health insurance


Home workspace equipment allowance


Medical cash plan


Wellbeing and social events

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