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Wayve is looking for its first Legal Counsel, reporting to the Head of Legal.

We are looking for a Legal Counsel who is experienced in working with AI-related issues, specifically around IP and data rights, and commercial experience within the automotive sector would be highly beneficial (although not essential). 

This role will be supporting the Head of Legal with a wide range of legal matters, including:

  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts, including licensing, development, supplier, collaboration, and services agreements, with a particular focus on technology (both software and hardware)
  • Advising on data protection compliance 
  • Advising on open source licensing 
  • Drafting and maintaining precedents 
  • Providing relevant regulatory advice and support
  • Designing and implementing policies and procedures 
  • Managing external counsel 
  • Cross-functional collaboration and training
  • Risk and compliance support

In addition, experience in one or more of the following areas will be a massive plus:

  • Contentious and non-contentious employment/HR legal support, including employment claims, investigations, HR policy advice
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Intellectual property rights management and protection, including trade marks, trade secrets and patents

What you’ll bring to Wayve

Given the small size of the team, you will be expected to run your own matters with minimal supervision, and we are therefore looking for a conscientious self-starter who is used to managing competing objectives under pressure. Previous in-house experience would be beneficial, but is not essential. 

  • 3-5 PQE, qualified in England and Wales
  • Strong technical, drafting, research, and negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to explain complex matters in clear, accessible language
  • Strong commercial/business acumen and judgement to allow effective evaluation of legal risk in the context of the wider commercial strategy 
  • Ability to work autonomously, take initiative and be proactive in addressing new matters or challenges
  • Well-developed prioritisation skills and ability to deal with multiple projects and internal clients 
  • Willingness to get stuck in and work hard to help develop the legal team and support the business as it scales
  • Good sense of humour and the ability to collaborate with colleagues across teams and jurisdictions

This is an exciting opportunity to work at the forefront of emerging technology and shape the future of transportation. If you have a passion for technology and the law and are looking for a challenging and rewarding career in a fast-paced, high-growth environment, we would love to hear from you.

What we offer:

  • Competitive compensation with salary and equity
  • Immersion in a team of world-class researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs
  • A unique position to shape the future of autonomy and tackle one of the biggest challenges of our time
  • Bespoke learning and development opportunities
  • Flexible working hours - we trust you to do your job well, at times that suit you and your team
  • Private onsite chef, in-house bar, lots of socials, and more!

For full details of the role and to apply please click on this link.

Law Commission: Commercial and Common Law Team, Lawyer (Ref: 73409)

The Law Commission is currently recruiting for a lawyer or legal academic to lead the Digital assets: which law, which court? project. This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of legal policy development in this cutting-edge and complex area, working with a range of domestic and international stakeholders. 

They are ideally looking for specific experience or demonstrable interest in the private international law of England and Wales. This role will ultimately require a good knowledge of conflict of laws, digital assets and electronic trade documents. However, they are also interested in receiving applications from lawyers or academics with different commercial or common law backgrounds, with an interest in law reform and who can demonstrate a capacity to quickly acquire knowledge of complex areas of law.

Details of how to apply, along with the full job description, essential qualifications and other details, are available at this link: Law Commission: Commercial and Common Law Team, Lawyer(Ref: 73409) - Civil Service Jobs - GOV.UK

Job Title: Legal Counsel – Commercial Contract 

About us 

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We solve the problems others choose to ignore, with surprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations, and more people. 

Our Legal and IP teams protect our profit and keep us competitive by ensuring our technology stays unique for as long as possible. They work directly with our engineers who invent the technology and our commercial team who develop the messaging, to create and defend the most compelling performance claims in each market. 

About the role 

Our Global Operations team are based in the UK and Singapore. They provide legal support in relation to Dyson’s global supplier relationships and manufacturing operations; helping to maintain effective relationships with our suppliers and manage any associated legal risk. 

We are now looking for 2 x Legal Counsels (1 perm / 1 FTC) to join this collaborative and expert team to advise the business on commercial contracts and general commercial matters. 

Key responsibilities will include: 

  • Providing expert advice on commercial and contractual issues across the business, helping the business navigate complex legal issues. 
  • Drafting, negotiating and advising on the terms of complex commercial contracts with Dyson’s suppliers. 
  • Assisting the business to resolve contract disputes with suppliers. 
  • Building strong relationships with stakeholders across the business including Procurement and Legal teams. 
  • Working as part of a cross-functional team to provide commercial and contractual legal support on important and high-profile, global projects within Dyson. 
  • Helping to deliver relevant legal training programmes. 
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of developments in relevant areas of law and contribute to the Legal team’s sharing of this knowledge and know-how. 
  • Helping to maintain template documents and creating appropriate guidance notes. 

This role will be based on-site, either at our state-of-the-art technology campus in Malmesbury, Wiltshire or our office in central Bristol (with some days in Malmesbury). We can offer flexibility with our working days and hours. 

About you 

  • Industry experience post PQE with a focus on commercial contracts gained in-house or private practice).
  • Significant experience providing legal advice on large commercial contracts, with a solid grasp of contract law. 
  • Strong drafting skills and experience of leading the legal aspects of contract negotiations. 
  • Commercial awareness and enthusiasm for actively contributing to business discussions. 
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to interact with stakeholders at all levels. 
  • Ability to work autonomously, with limited supervision, in an exciting, fast-paced, and constantly evolving environment 
  • Confidence and gravitas to challenge decisions and actions when required. 
  • Ability to apply your legal knowledge in a practical and pragmatic way. 


  • Performance-related bonus scheme 
  • Competitive pension scheme 
  • Discounts on Dyson machines 
  • Free bus (coach) travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Bath, Chippenham and Swindon 
  • 27 days’ holiday (plus public holidays) 
  • On-site hair salon, sports centre and gym – all free 
  • Free lunch and free, (unlimited) hot drinks and fruit 
  • Electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme 
  • Private medical insurance and Dental insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Free GP service (both on-site and digital) 
  • Fertility treatment and menopause support 

Please contact for more information 

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Legal Counsel - Commercial Contracts | Dyson Careers

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