Trainee Solicitor

Stockport | United Kingdom | Legal / SEA

At adidas, every day is a chance to flip the script. An invitation to take everything we know and re-invent it. Do it better. Never settling for good enough. Every day we get up, invent, adapt, improvise, find new ways to collaborate, and do the unexpected. We’re creators, makers and doers. Helping athletes make a difference, not just in their games, but in their lives and in their world. It’s an obsession.

We’ve been doing this for more than 65 years. With an unmatched history and tradition of creating iconic products, consumer connections and experiences, we’ve been defining sport culture since the beginning. And we’re never done. Come be a part of shaping the future together with us.

Salary:                                  Competitive

Commencing:                      9 July 2018

Location:                              Hazel Grove, Stockport, UK

Closing date:                       31 January 2018

Purpose and overall relevance for the organisation:

  • Assisting the North 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 counsel 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 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

To complete your application, please attach your CV and fill in the accompanying questions. It is not mandatory to include a cover letter.

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The Facts

Jobtitle Trainee Solicitor
Team Legal / SEA
Brand adidas
Location Stockport
Country United Kingdom
Number 167117
Position Type Temp
Date Oct-06, 2017
Relocation no

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