Hermes Parcelnet

Legal Counsel

3 months ago
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The UK's largest home delivery courier network, Hermes will deliver more than 270 million parcels this year on behalf of the biggest names in retail and our network of over 14,500 hard working lifestyle Couriers make this happen providing a high quality doorstep service. We employ over 2,500 people; delivering parcels to over 190 countries.


We have grown in excess of 15% each year over the past 5 years with even bigger ambitions for the future - there has never been a more exciting time to join us!


How it feels to work for us:


Here at Hermes, we empower each individual with both the responsibility to make critical decisions and to explore new ideas to achieve the best performance.


The biggest thing we are proud of is that our people care. We want you to make a positive difference to our customer’s experience, because in every job at Hermes, you will and you can add value.


Role overview:


To be responsible for negotiating and drafting legal terms of client contracts and supplier contracts for all areas of the business.


To support commercial negotiations undertaken by the business, and ensuring that the achieved commercial agreements are accurately reflected in contracts.


To drive forward the strategic development of business units by ensuring that their standard terms and conditions they use are relevant and appropriate.


To assist in the identification and mitigation of legal and regulatory risk throughout a dynamic company that operates in a fast moving industry, together with ensuring that the company complies with internal Group guidelines.




  • Negotiating and drafting supplier commercial contracts
  • Supporting the development of new products and services of the business so that they are legally compliant and meet the commercial objectives of the business
  • To assist in ensuring that domestic client contracts are properly formulated
  • To become the principal legal contact for matters relating to the business’ largest external client, Next
  • To drive the strategic direction of Hermes’ international business by working closely with the relevant business unit and offering legal support as needed, including developing an appropriate suite of precedent contracts and pre-contract documentation
  • To drive the strategic direction of Hermes’ SME targeted business by working closely with the relevant business unit and offering legal support as needed, including developing an appropriate suite of terms and conditions
  • To be aligned with business units with Hermes’ myHermes/C2C business to ensure that the legal needs of these business units are met
  • To develop a deep understanding of the labour and business models used by the business so that guidance and direction can be given to relevant business units, including the review of internal and external communication is these areas
  • Participating in business projects to provide guidance and solutions with the aim that legal issues don’t become barriers
  • Leading projects/work streams to ensure that Hermes complies with internal Group guidelines
  • Leading projects/work streams to ensure that Hermes’ activities are legally compliant



  • Solicitor with extensive experience of working with commercial organisations trading with the EU
  • Experience of negotiating, drafting and advising on long term service contracts, IT contracts and contracts for the supply of equipment
  • Capable of negotiating and drafting bespoke agreements to reflect unique commercial agreements made by the business with third party suppliers
  • A good understanding of the consumer law and regulation is desirable but not essential
  • Must have the capability to work on own initiative and be self-motivated
  • Must be articulate and comfortable when dealing with people at all levels and capable of influencing all areas of the business
  • Must be able to positively represent and develop the legal department of Hermes



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