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Legal Counsel



Leeds, UK
Posted on Saturday, September 2, 2023

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What We'll Bring:

We Are TransUnion:

TransUnion is a major credit reference agency, and we offer specialist services in fraud, identity and risk management, automated decisioning and demographics. We support organisations across a variety of sectors including finance, retail, telecommunications, utilities, gaming, government and insurance.

What You'll Bring:

About the role:

We’re looking for a Legal Counsel (Solicitor) to join our growing and fast-paced Legal Team to work with the UK, European and wider Global businesses to draft, negotiate and advise on national and international commercial contracts from a client, supplier and intra-group perspective.

So, whether you’re currently in-house, or in-private practice; newly qualified, or experienced, given the importance of this role, there will be exciting opportunities for the right person to expand their knowledge and develop their skill set within their role in the global legal team.

Day-to-Day you will:

  • Create and negotiate of contracts such as sales orders, framework agreements, data licensing, terminations, escrow, novation, joint ventures etc.

  • Create and update precedent legal documentation (including contracts and playbooks) in tandem with other team members

  • Work alongside the UK Legal team’s Product and Regulatory Lawyers and assisting UK Legal Operations team with respect to process improvements.

  • Provide training and support to the business

  • Advise on and managing early-stage litigation and liaising with TransUnion’s Customer Relations team in accordance with agreed protocols.

  • Liaise with TransUnion’s Corporate Development team in connection with M&A activity.

  • Work alongside stakeholders in other TransUnion businesses globally, specifically those located within Europe.

  • Be involved in business change processes and frameworks from a legal perspective.

Essential Skills & Experience:

  • This role would suit someone with 1-5 years UK post qualified experience; with experience of working in private practice as an English Law Solicitor or within an inhouse legal team.

  • Experience of working on UK Commercial Contracts covering data, technology and IP, specifically within the financial services sector.

  • Strong negotiation skills with the ability to understand and explain TransUnion’s standard position on all legal issues to achieve contracts that are in accordance with TransUnion policies.

  • Good understanding of FCA, PRA and EBA regulatory regime (specifically in relation to material and critical outsourcing)

  • Detailed understanding of data protection regime, especially around GDPR.

  • Ability to disseminate technical legal advice to non-lawyers

  • Diligent and proficient in the use of legal case management systems.

  • Good experience of private M&A process and documentation involved.

  • Ability to forge good working relationships and communicate well with employees at all levels in the business and with external contacts.

Impact You'll Make:

What’s In It For you?

At TransUnion you will be joining a friendly, forward thinking global business.

We’re happy to talk flexible working. We operate a hybrid model allowing you to explore the balance of work and hours from home and/or from our offices in Leeds or London.

As well as an excellent salary and bonus scheme or commission scheme (if joining our sales teams) our benefits package comes with:

  • 26 days’ annual leave + bank holidays (increasing with service)

  • Global paid wellness days off + a bonus day off to celebrate your birthday

  • A generous contributory pension scheme + access to the TransUnion Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Private health care + a variety of physical, mental and financial fitness well-being programmes such as access to mindfulness tools

  • Access to our diversity forums and communities so you can get involved in causes close to your heart

TransUnion – a place to grow:

We know that you may not possess every aspect of the essential and/or desirable skills listed above but if there’s something you can’t tick off, don’t let that put you off applying as we could explore training for you.

Interview & Hiring Process

Most of our recruitment processes are virtual, so you’ll get to know our hiring managers and teams over the phone and through video. If we need you to attend a physical in person interview your recruiter will inform you of this.

Reasonable Adjustments

If you require any reasonable adjustments to attend an interview with us please make us aware of this on your application.


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TransUnion Job Title

Sr Counsel, Legal