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Title:  Senior Legal Counsel


Hethel, NFK, GB

Department:  Legal
Date:  08-Apr-2021

Lotus Cars builds world class, high performance and lightweight sports cars that are sold all around the world. The current range – which is 100% ‘For The Drivers’ – includes the Evora coupe, the critically acclaimed Exige and the iconic Elise.

The latest new Lotus is the Evija, our all-electric hypercar that is the world’s most powerful series production model. All Lotus cars are rightly regarded as being the benchmark for exceptional ride and handling, lightweight engineering, exceptional steering, efficient aerodynamics and driver-focused interiors.

Our founder Colin Chapman always believed that a driver wants feedback and control, instant response, precision and agility, the power to accelerate and the ability to stop almost instantly. Over the last seven decades, Lotus has remained true to this ethos. Our core values, our pioneering approach to automotive engineering and our rich heritage – both in road and race cars – are guiding our future.

The ongoing transformation of Lotus is laid out in the company’s Vision80 strategy, which states what Lotus will be in 2028 when we celebrate our 80th anniversary. We welcome talented, creative and motivated people to join us on our journey.

More information on working at Lotus,  Vision 80 and the exciting future for Lotus can be found  https://uslot.lotuscars.com

A kind note to recruitment agencies – please do not send us CV’s to Lotus managers or Recruitment unless we have explicitly requested your company to do so, any CV’s submitted will be considered by us to be a ‘free gift’.

To our candidates, we would encourage the submission of CV’s to done via our online portal.  If you cannot see an active position that is suitable please use the buttons above to REGISTER YOUR INTEREST and appropriate new vacancies will be sent to you.

We are looking for a Senior Legal Counsel to join the Legal team, reporting into the Head of Legal in the team. The role will be based in Hethel, Norfolk but will also be an integral part of Lotus’ global legal team. 



  • You will be a senior member of the legal and compliance team at Group Lotus, working directly with the Head of Legal to provide overall support and consultancy to other departments within the business in connection with day-to-day operations and Group Lotus’s decision-making process.
  • You will be supporting the commercial business by providing advice on a variety of legal and compliance related matters, as well as drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of contracts, communications with suppliers and customers, authorities and other stakeholders.
  • Practice areas will include a wide range of commercial contracts, with a primary focus on general corporate compliance matters, data protection, auto dealer network development, project finance, and dispute resolution.  
  • Support drafting and reviewing of official corporate policies of the company and various business units.
  • Collaborate with the Head of Legal and management team to structure legal and compliance programme across multiple jurisdictions with other global subsidiaries.
  • Develop informational and educational programs and provide training to promote local best practice. 
  • Correspondence with external counsel and authorities.


Education and Necessary Experience:

  • English-qualified solicitor, with no less than 5PQE.
  • Strong experience in at least one of the following areas: Data Protection, Project Finance, Auto Dealer Network Development, and Dispute Resolution.
  • Have acquired good knowledge of laws in the fields of contract, commercial transactions and negotiation processes for both domestic and cross-border transactions.
  • Excellent communication/relationship building skills with an ability to influence at all levels both internally and externally.
  • Well organised and efficient with an ability to multitask.
  • Autonomous, structured working method.
  • Detail and result oriented.
  • We are looking for a team player with a ‘can do’ attitude and a strong sense of ownership.


Additional Information:

  • Experience in an international environment is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in commercial contracts and licensing is strongly preferred.
  • Experience as an in-house lawyer within a corporate group is strongly preferred. 
  • Experience in the automotive industry is preferred.

We offer you all the advantages of working for a prestigious high-tech automotive company. You will find a purpose-built facility, with all the tools and equipment you need to do an outstanding job. You will benefit from our fast-paced learning environment and our track record in designing and manufacturing thoroughbred sports cars over the last seven decades.

Our benefits package includes Bonus Scheme, Pension Plan, Bupa Health Cover and more.

More information on working at Lotus,  Vision 80 and the exciting future for Lotus can be found  https://uslot.lotuscars.com