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We're a mission-driven leader in medical technology and solutions with a legacy of integrity and innovation.

Be a part of a community of experts committed to ensuring quality, affordable healthcare worldwide. Come strengthen your specialized skills and enhance your expertise. We'll support you with the training, mentorship, guidance, and networks you need to advance, and empower you to work in the way that's best for you.

And we are currently looking for a Junior Legal Counsel to join our team in Watford.


A Day in the Life

We are looking for a strong generalist with the ability to provide commercially oriented operational support and strategic guidance to the Medtronic commercial and manufacturing operations in the UK & Ireland. The person in this role will be responsible for advising on a broad range of legal and compliance topics including implementation of new commercial projects and contracts, clinical and research activities, advertising and promotion of medical devices, data privacy, competition law, corporate matters, public procurement law, product liability, medical device regulatory issues, and employment law.

These activities may include high-level contacts and exposure to sensitive information necessitating considerable use of tact, diplomacy, discretion, judgment, and strength of character.

As a Legal Counsel your main responsibilities will involve:


  • Provide commercially oriented operational and strategic legal and compliance support and strategic guidance to operating units/functions of Medtronic in the UK & Ireland. 
  • Counsel business clients practically and strategically on legal and compliance issues relating to the businesses/operations in question.
  • Draft and negotiate commercial contracts with third parties, such as hospitals and healthcare providers.
  • Ensure compliance with company data protection policy and local legislation.
  • Provide legal support on the daily activities of the local operations, including legal support to various functions (e.g. Clinical and Research, Marketing, Sourcing, Regulatory).
  • Advise on legal & compliance matters and draft, review and negotiate a wide range of commercial and non-commercial agreements.
  • Oversee and support the consistent implementation of strategic legal projects and compliance processes locally.
  • Collaborate with the EMEA Legal and Compliance team on new processes and projects to ensure local implementation and effective incorporation of legal and compliance requirements into local business activities.
  • Prepare and conduct meetings and training sessions with employees on Medtronic’s policies and procedures.
  • Create and update contract templates based on best practices and evolving legal standards to reduce risk and increase efficiency. 
  • Participate in & share best practices with the EMEA Legal and Compliance team.
  • Effectively manage relationships with outside counsel to maximise the quality of representation and minimise legal expenses.

In return, we will provide you with great training and development opportunities in a growing business where innovative solutions are delivered by industry experts.

Must Haves


  • Strong academic credentials and degree from recognised law school.
  • English Qualified Solicitor (with valid Legal Practising Certificate)
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in health care / life sciences industry
  • Unquestioned integrity and ethics in business and personal conduct.
  • Excellent legal skills and commercial acumen.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Analytical thinking.
  • Ability to work on various projects at same time; good priority setting skills.
  • Positive and proactive approach, including driving processes in a complex environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and make decisions in such situations.
  • Team player; able to “build to bridges” and be “principled” at the same time


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About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.
We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.


We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team.


Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.


Whatever your specialty or ambitions, you can make a difference at Medtronic - both in the lives of others and your career. Join us in our commitment to take healthcare Further, Together.


At Medtronic, you will find a diverse team of innovators who bring their unique backgrounds and their individual life experiences to work every day. We work hard to cultivate a workforce that reflects our patients and partners, we believe it is the only way to drive healthcare forward. We want to attract a diverse workforce, regardless of age, colour, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or local law. Join us, and bring the power of your point of view to our culture of collaboration and innovation. It is through strong diversity, inclusion and engagement that we can remain a leader in medical technology and solutions. And by embracing everything you have to offer — your unique perspectives, talents and contributions — we can live up to the promise of our Mission.


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