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Corporate Counsel

Date Posted: 16-May-2023

Location: Crewe, GB

Company: Bentley Motors Ltd

Role: Corporate Counsel

Contract: Permanent

Location: Crewe Campus, UK with flexible hybrid working



Join Bentley Motors as we embark on the most transformative phase in Bentley’s history

Bentley Motors is transforming, combining a world of luxury and progressive technology to embrace an electrified future - becoming completely carbon neutral and having 100% Battery Electric Vehicle offering by 2030.


Our Campus

Our Campus, located in Crewe, Cheshire is going through its own transformation and offers unrivalled facilities including green space, free parking, an onsite restaurant, coffee shop and onsite gym.



As Corporate Counsel you’ll develop relationships across all levels of management within Bentley and the VW Group.  Our Corporate Counsel will identify training needs across the functions, educating colleagues, improving processes and protecting the company,


We’re excited to say that this role is a newly created role which will be tasked with providing legal guidance to evolving areas within Bentley, to include but not limited to Connected Car, as we continue to focus on increasing our digital services.


This position will report to the General Counsel and will have the responsibility of undertaking a range of legal work, working largely independently within the framework of the Legal department to minimise the legal risks faced by the company wherever possible.



  • Providing legal advice and assistance across the business and providing a legal perspective on business issues
  • Preparing and negotiating contracts to protect the company and reduce risk
  • Managing legal proceedings against the company, engaging external lawyers as required
  • Supporting the Data Protection Officer in negotiation of data processing agreements
  • Providing advice and assistance in respect of insurance issues
  • Managing insurance claims



The successful candidate will have 4+ years PQE experience within a law firm or as in-house counsel.


  • An England and Wales qualified Solicitor, Legal Executive or Barrister
  • Excellent legal and strategic judgement and the ability to establish trusted relationships, exert influence, communicating clearly and effectively
  • Experience in identifying and advising on regulatory and contractual obligations relating to IT, Cyber Security, information handling and personal data protection
  • Experience reviewing, negotiating and advising on IT/Technology and software contracts, to identify and mitigate risks



In addition to a competitive salary, you will have access to the following benefits: 


  • Flexible working hours
  • Hybrid working options
  • Access to a subsidised private medical scheme
  • Optional car lease scheme with access to VW group cars (VW, Seat, Skoda, Audi)
  • 35 days’ holiday inclusive of bank holidays
  • 10% pension contribution with life assurance benefits
  • Discretionary annual bonus scheme
  • Study support opportunities
  • Paid volunteering days  


Closing date is Wednesday 31st May 2023


We believe that everyone, regardless of their background or beliefs, belongs at Bentley. Everyone is entitled to respect and dignity and we positively celebrate the differences between people. This is a philosophy that is embraced by our leaders, championed by our colleague diversity groups and sits at the heart of our Beyond100 Strategy.