Senior Legal Counsel

Location Drogheda
Discipline: Legal
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Job ref: 002445
Published: about 2 months ago

To provide a wide range of legal, compliance, company secretarial support and advice to the Rayner Group of companies as required and necessary. Special focus will include the oversight and maintenance of the Rayner Group’s strategic intellectual property (IP) assets and the management, maintenance and exploitation of the same. To take on all the duties and responsibilities reasonably to be expected of Group Legal Counsel as a member of a small team in a PE-backed, diverse commercial and international business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To work with the General Counsel, the Rayner Group Legal Team and across the business to advise on all legal issues of material importance arising in the business. Responsibilities include:
  • Management, maintenance and exploitation of the Rayner Group’s IP assets.
  • Participation in strategy level meetings, including the provision of providing accurate, relevant, and timely advice to C-Suite, senior management and other members of staff on a variety of legal topics that relate to the business sector and their products or services.
  • Drafting, reviewing, negotiating and advising on a wide variety of commercial agreements including distribution, supply, agency, collaboration agreements and IP licensing / assignment.
  • Supporting the management and mitigation of legal risks across the Rayner Group by reviewing, refining, designing and implementing company policies and procedures.
  • M&A support with integral involvement in corporate development strategy, taking on responsibility for legal workstreams.
  • Support (where necessary) for the Rayner Group’s ‘Go-Direct’ strategy including incorporation of subsidiaries and legal support for the establishment of independent, autonomous trading structures that can become part of the Rayner Group.
  • Communicating with and managing external legal counsel and auditors.
  • Oversight and management of legal training needs and requirements of the Rayner Group.
  • The provision of company secretarial services and interaction with PE owner’s corporate secretarial function and compliance oversight functions.
  • Support on maintaining the Rayner Group insurance portfolio, including renewal programme, liaising with brokers, managing claims processes.
  • Promoting legal compliance and risk management best practice throughout the Rayner Group.


Ambition: We play to win. 

Focus: We put patients first. 

Integrity: We keep our promises. 

Openness: We are passionate about new ideas. 

Respect: We support each other.


  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with an ability to communicate complex legal issues and risks to non-legal colleagues; 
  • Ability to provide prompt, authoritative and clear advice with practical solutions;
  • Excellent negotiating and drafting skills;
  • The ability to build and maintain strong professional relationships across the business;
  • Confident and self-assured, possessing sound judgement and demonstrating self-reliance;
  • Self-motivated, with an ability to work autonomously and on own initiative;
  • Ability to prioritise and work effectively in a fast-moving, deadline driven environment;
  • Experience in interpreting legislation and complex legal rules into practical application;
  • Experience in training and communicating legal requirements and procedures;
  • Discretion, tact and diplomacy;
  • Strong analytical skills and experience analysing complex issues.


  • Qualified solicitor entitled to practise in Ireland
  • Excellent academic track record
  • Experience of working as in-house counsel (desirable)
  • Experience of working in healthcare sector (desirable)
  • Experience of IP portfolio management for multi-national business (essential)
  • Experience of working in or with a range of legal providers to secure appropriate, cost-effective advice (essential)
  • 6 – 10 years’ PQE, either gained in-house or from a reputable law firm*

*It is envisaged that candidates between 6 and 10 years’ PQE will have the relevant skills and knowledge for this position, however this is a guide only and applicants who fall outside this range but have the required experience will be considered.