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REQ ID: 77023
JOB TITLE: Commercial Litigation Legal Counsel
SALARY: Competitive
LOCATION: Coventry
Beyond Property, Purchasing, HR and IT, more than being part of our Finance or Marketing teams, beyond even Sales and Service, every role in every business area offers unique opportunities to make an impact on the future of mobility and the automotive industry.


Working as part of the Office of General Counsel in house legal team, the commercial litigation team play a critical role in defending JLR against matters brought by third parties. 


This is a critical, exciting and challenging role requiring an enthusiastic Solicitor/Associate to support with key decisions about legal risks which affect the business. It is expected that the right candidate will become a trusted adviser to the Jaguar Land Rover business and able to provide quick and commercial legal advice. 

This role will provide the candidate with a real opportunity to work with a cross-functional team and litigation of a truly international nature.


There will be an expectation for the employee to be in Warwick and an element of remote working


Key Accountabilties and Responsibilities 


  • Advising on and managing many global commercial litigation matters of high value and complexity.
  • Ability to gather or oversee the gathering of evidence and ensure JLR is meeting any obligations or requirements on it as part of any pending or ongoing litigation.
  • Instructing and ensuring delivery of external legal counsel globally and managing associated budgets.
  • Negotiate and influence senior management and other stakeholders where appropriate.
  • Apply working knowledge of key legal practices and principles for the UK, EU and globally where required.
  • Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested



The successful applicant should be highly effective across the following criteria:


  • Qualified Solicitor with significant number of years in PQE.
  • Demonstrable experience of both management of commercial litigation cases, litigation drafting and dispute resolution.
  • High commercial acumen with confidence to challenge and question where needed.
  • Ability to quickly analyse and assimilate legal advice covering multiple jurisdictions, consider impact to business and provide succinct, creative and pragmatic solutions and advice.
  • Excellent communication, time management and organisation skills.


  • Experience of working globally and understanding of additional jurisdictions outside of the UK would be a benefit.
  • Litigation Experience in other jurisdictions especially internationally.  


Personal Profile


  • An effective team player who actively leads, develops and supports team members.
  • An individual who is driven, demonstrates tenacity, drive and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment.
  • An individual with the ability to combine a short term, pragmatic focus with longer term planning
  • An individual who is resilient, energetic and enthusiastic, able to deliver results under pressure, whilst responding constructively to challenging new ideas and inputs
  • An individual who is able to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style.
  • An excellent communicator who can articulate complex matters effectively.


Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan, private medical cover and performance related bonus scheme. As a manager, you’ll also be able to select one of our luxury premium vehicles to lease at a fraction of the cost. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.

This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At Jaguar Land Rover, hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees with more choice and flexibility around how, when and where they work, if suitable for their role. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage. 

Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.

Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.


At Jaguar Land Rover, we are passionate about our people. They are at the heart of our business. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture that is representative of our global customers and the society in which we live; a culture in which every one of our employees can bring their authentic self to work, and reach their full potential.


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