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LEGAL COUNSEL - United Kingdom

Company: PRA Health Sciences
Location: Reading, United Kingdom
Reference: NL-2017-44346
Closing Date: 03 Mar 18
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Competitive
Benefits: Excellent Salary and Benefits

Job Summary:

An outstanding opportunity to join one of the world’s leading contract research organisations and be part of a dynamic and growing international company. Join PRA Health Sciences as a Legal Counsel and help realize your career potential.



Location: Reading, United Kingdom

PRA Health Sciences is a Clinical Research Organisation experiencing exceptional growth globally. The people we employ are key to this growth.

We believe that our people are the future of the industry. We provide a culture in which our employees can enjoy personal satisfaction, professional achievement and have the ability to strategically map out long-term career plans. If you're ready to be a part of something inspiring join us and Discover Your PRA.

We are seeking an experienced Legal Counsel to join our legal team at our UK office in Reading.   

This position will work as a member of an international team of attorneys and paraprofessionals responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to the business.


As a Legal Counsel you will be working within a fast paced and dynamic team responsible for the commercial relationship with clinical trials sites. 

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Drafting and negotiation of agreements with PRA's clients, vendors and subcontractors. 
  • Client Service – delivering excellent service levels and personal and professional maturity to develop and maintain strong relationships with key business clients.
  • Communicate and explain legal/budgetary issues to internal and external parties per department guidelines and ensure country specific laws and regulations are followed
  • Problem Solving – helping the business to achieve its objectives by successfully resolving complex problems, including indentifying and analysing key business and legal issues and providing practical advice to appropriate levels of management on options to achieve business objectives.

Desired skills and qualifications:

You have an adaptable working style with the ability to establish and reset priorities as the need arise. Risk-aware, you can adjust quickly to the changes of a dynamic organisation.

Here at PRA we want our employees to succeed and ensure that they are set up for this success through constant training, development and support. To enable success in this position you will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a legal discipline
  • Previous experience working in a law firm or in-house legal department, with substantial transactional experience in contracting with pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies in connection with the performance of clinical trials
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Your health, your family, your career, your money — the things that matter to you, matter to us. The benefits of PRA just get better and better.

PRA Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace.

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Contact Information:

Address:  Head Office
500 South Oak Way
Green Park
Tel:  +44 (118) 918 1000
Fax:  +44 (118) 918 1001
Website:  Visit Our Web Site

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