Legal Counsel

The Dedham Group
May 18, 2024
May 30, 2024
Contract Type

Why Norstella ? Norstella unites market–leading companies that all have a shared goal of improving patient access. Each organization (Evaluate, MMIT, Panalgo , The Dedham Group) delivers must–have answers for critical strategic and commercial decision–making.

Together, we help our clients:

  • Assess the market need and competitive landscape
  • Know precisely which drugs to prioritize in their portfolios
  • Find out where the launch difficulties will be–before they're difficulties
  • Track and improve market access post–launch

By combining the efforts of each organization under Norstella , we can offer an even wider breadth of expertise, cutting–edge data solutions and expert advisory services alongside advanced technologies such as real–world data, machine learning and predictive analytics. At Norstella , we don't just deliver information and insights. We deliver answers you can act on .


In this role of Legal Counsel , you will be part of the global Legal Norstella team. You will be based in the UK and report into the Head of Commercial Legal. In this role, you will be responsible for providing broad commercial legal support to a leading provider of drug, device, company, clinical trial and market intelligence in the pharmaceutical and medtech markets


  • Review, draft, and negotiate a wide range of agreements with customers, vendors, partners, agents, distributors, resellers and other third parties, including data licenses, SaaS agreements , consulting and professional services agreements, master services agreements, marketing and advertising agreements, procurement contracts and other complex commercial agreements.
  • Support the UK, European and international business in achieving its aims by delivering timely and accurate feedback to internal stakeholders .
  • Review RFPs for customers (including government entities) , identify legal issues and help prepare proposals (including licensing agreements).
  • Update various agreement templates to align with changing business policies, legal risks and regulatory and compliance requirements
  • Research and respond to general legal inquiries from in–house clients that relate to matters including local regulatory issues, partnerships, and software licensing, litigation, privacy, intellectual property, real estate and corporate and compliance matters.
  • Participate in compliance initiatives through training and communications.
  • Support management of our IP portfolio
  • Participate in local and cross–regional team projects
  • Contribute to a culture of continuous improvement, identifying areas for development


  • 2 + years experience , preferably some time in–house including via seondment
  • Excellent academic credentials
  • Hands–on experience in commercial law, drafting and negotiating national and cross–border agreements
  • Diversified in–house legal experience is an advantage . International experience preferred.
  • Self–starter able to work independently, exercise good judgment and manage competing priorities
  • Excellent research and analysis skills. Able to analyse and present complex information clearly and concisely to various stakeholders
  • Data licensing, Technology and SaaS experience preferred
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Comfort to perform a broad range of tasks
  • Confidence in decision–making and managing ambiguity
  • Legal and business–friendly judgment, skilled in building consensus across cross–functional stakeholders . Customer centricity a must.
  • Excellent time management and organi s ational skills


  • 25 days annual leave, 4 days for volunteering and a personal day
  • Group Life Assurance (100% employer funded)
  • Group Income Protection (100% employer funded)
  • Other voluntary benefits such as: Dental, Cash Plan, PMI Excess Cover, Health Screening & Critica l Illness

The guiding principles for success at Norstella :

We have a lofty mission to Smooth Access to Life Saving Therapies and we will get there by being bold and passionate about the mission and our clients. Our clients and the mission in what we are trying to accomplish must be in the forefront of our minds in everything we do.

02: Integrity, Truth, Reality

We make promises that we can keep, and goals that push us to new heights. Our integrity offers us the opportunity to learn and improve by being honest about what works and what doesn't. By being true to the data and producing realistic metrics, we are able to create plans and resources to achieve our goals.

03: Kindness, Empathy, Grace

We will empathize with everyone's situation, provide positive and constructive feedback with kindness, and accept opportunities for improvement with grace and gratitude. We use this principle across the organization to collaborate and build lines of open communication.

04: Resilience, Mettle, Perseverance

We will persevere – even in difficult and challenging situations. Our ability to recover from missteps and failures in a positive way will help us to be successful in our mission.

We will be true learners by showing humility and gratitude in our work. We recognize that the smartest person in the room is the one who is always listening, learning, and willing to shift their thinking.

Norstella is an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour , nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age. Our ethos is to respect and value people's differences, to help everyone achieve more at work as well as in their personal lives so that they feel proud of the part they play in our success. We believe that all decisions about people at work should be based on the individual's abilities, skills, performance and behaviour and our business requirements. Norstella operates a zero tolerance policy to any form of discrimination, abuse or harassment.

We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that sometimes the best opportunities are hidden by self–doubt. We disqualify ourselves before we have the opportunity to be considered. Regardless of where you came from, how you identify, or the path that led you here, you are welcome. If you read this job description and feel engaged and excited, we'd love to see you apply.

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