Legal Counsel / Associate Legal Counsel - Commercial

William Hill PLC
May 21, 2024
Jun 17, 2024
Contract Type

Legal Counsel / Associate Legal Counsel – Commercial

We're looking for a commercial lawyer with 3 to 6 years' PQE and experience of reviewing, drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial contracts and advising on issues relating to intellectual property, data protection and/or marketing regulation, to join our legal team based in London.

You'll be reporting to a Senior Legal Counsel and working in conjunction with the other members of our team.

What you will be doing

  • Drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial contracts, including agreements for the supply of services and/or goods, sponsorship (including with our celebrity ambassadors and partners), marketing, filming production, media buying, IT (including software licensing and development), data and content supply and other commercial partnership agreements;
  • Drafting, reviewing and updating customer facing terms and conditions across the Group's consumer facing websites and apps;
  • Working with the marketing compliance team to ensure compliance with ASA guidance and codes, including reviewing and advising on marketing promotions and advertisements, scripts and legal lines;
  • Providing legal advice in respect of consumer and data protection regulation to relevant stakeholders and working with the Privacy and Compliance teams, where required;
  • Maintaining an up–to–date IP register, advising on IP infringement risks, responding to IP infringement disputes and supporting the business with trademark and domain name registration requests (with the support of external counsel);
  • Working closely with related Group functions across multiple territories where necessary, including the Data Protection, Compliance, Company Secretarial and Tax teams; and
  • Providing legal training to parts of the business where appropriate and assisting with the development and maintenance of the team's precedents and standard forms.

Who we are looking for

We are committed to responsible gambling, and we are looking for people who can support our ethos. To apply to this post, you will have:

  • 3 to 6 years' PQE with law firm training and post qualification experience.
  • Strong academic and legal background, excellent attention to detail with the ability to build strong relationships with colleagues across the business.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to convey complex legal issues in a concise, commercially orientated manner to business colleagues.
  • A willingness to take on a varied workload for different stakeholders across the business.
  • An understanding of the impact of legal issues on our operational activities and be commercial in approach.

What we offer

Our roles offer more than just a job, you'll become part of the 888 William Hill family! We have created an environment where our people can thrive. Check out some of the fantastic benefits on offer:

  • Financial: Competitive salary, car allowance and bonus schemes.
  • Hybrid working: Employees in the Legal team can work from home (if they wish to do so) on Mondays, Tuesdays and/or Fridays while Wednesdays and Thursdays are office days that are built in to ensure we get some face–to–face collaborative team time – and the chance for a coffee and a catch–up!
  • Holiday entitlement: You'll be entitled to 25 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays and an extra day for your birthday.
  • Perks and discounts: Discounts at a range of high–street retailers.
  • Family support: Industry–leading maternity and paternity leave and paid time off if you have caring responsibilities.
  • Health & wellbeing: Tools and services to help support your well–being, including support with mental health and financial education. You will also have access to gym discounts and our cycle to work scheme.
  • Travel card: Enjoy access to our heavily discounted Zone 1–6 Oyster card for convenient commuting
  • Healthcare: We prioritise your health and well–being, offering comprehensive healthcare benefits (or a cash alternative).
  • Pension package and life assurance: Safeguarding your financial future and offering peace of mind.

More about 888 William Hill

We're a business that embraces change and progress. With a rich history behind us, we've learned a lot and have led the industry in many ways. One thing that doesn't change is that we always aim to 'go one better'. Now part of 888 Holdings Group, together we're on a journey to build a better business.

At 888 William Hill, you'll benefit from flexibility and a culture built on trust. We'll give you the space to be yourself and the tools you need to protect our customers while they play. We'll invest in your future to help you develop your unique strengths and build a career that's right for you.


At 888 William Hill, we prioritise diversity, equity, and inclusion for the benefit of our company, employees, and communities. We foster a welcoming and safe workplace that values all forms of diversity and provides opportunities for growth.

Sound good? Then you belong at our place! The first step in the recruitment process is kickstarting your application, followed by an initial screening call and an interview stage.

Apply today to kickstart your application with the 888 William Hill family!