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REQ ID: 97687
JOB TITLE: Supply Chain Litigation Lawyer
SALARY: Competitive
POSTING END DATE: 31/10/2022


Beyond Property, Purchasing, HR and IT, more than being part of our Finance or Marketing teams, beyond even Sales and Service, every role in every business area offers unique opportunities to make an impact on the future of mobility and the automotive industry.




Within the Office of General Counsel in-house legal function at Jaguar Land Rover, the Supply Chain legal team plays a key role in helping to ensure continuity of supply and resolving supply related matters globally.


This role, reporting to the Head of Legal for Supply Chain, will provide the opportunity for a mid-level / Associate / Senior Associate lawyer to work with a cross-functional team and litigation of a truly international nature.  It is a critical, exciting and challenging role requiring an enthusiastic lawyer to support with key decisions about legal risks which affect the business. It is expected that the right candidate will become a trusted adviser to the Jaguar Land Rover business and able to provide quick and commercial legal advice.



Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for supporting and protecting the legal interests of the company in the area of Supply Chain, with a focus on contentious matters and where required supporting on general commercial matters.
  • Advising on and managing global commercial litigation of high value and complexity at all stages, from dispute escalation through to formal legal proceedings.
  • Supporting stakeholders on dispute resolution and claim recovery workstreams.
  • Negotiating and influencing internal and external parties to reach optimum resolutions.
  • Development and roll-out of appropriate training, policies and guidelines to the business to support awareness and continuous improvement.
  • To the extent litigation support of a specialised nature cannot be undertaken in-house, instructing and ensuring delivery of external legal counsel globally and managing associated budgets.
  • Undertaking any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested.   




 The successful applicant should be highly effective across the following criteria:



  • Solicitor qualified to practice in England & Wales with litigation experience involving UK and international parties.
  • Demonstrable experience of claims through mediation, arbitration and court proceedings.
  • High commercial acumen with confidence to challenge and question where needed.
  • Ability to quickly analyse and assimilate legal advice covering multiple jurisdictions, consider impact to business and provide succinct, creative and pragmatic solutions and advice.
  • Ability to gather or oversee the gathering of evidence and ensure JLR is meeting requirements on it as part of any pending or ongoing litigation.
  • Excellent communication, time management and organisation skills.
  • Ability to creatively identify and mitigate risks for the business.
  • Degree qualified or equivalent experience preferred.  



  • Commercial contracts lawyer background alongside litigator skill set.
  • Litigation expertise in non-UK jurisdictions.


Personal Profile


  • An effective team player who is willing and flexible to support workload outside of their core expertise where required.
  • An individual who demonstrates tenacity and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment.
  • An individual with the ability to combine a short term, pragmatic focus with longer term planning.
  • Adaptable with excellent prioritisation skills.
  • An individual who is resilient, energetic and enthusiastic, able to deliver results under pressure, whilst responding constructively to challenging new ideas and inputs.
  • An individual who is able to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style.
  • An excellent communicator who can articulate complex matters effectively.



  • Interest and enthusiasm for the automotive industry and Jaguar Land Rover brands.





Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan, private medical cover and performance related bonus scheme. As a manager, you’ll also be able to select one of our luxury premium vehicles to lease at a fraction of the cost. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.


This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At Jaguar Land Rover, hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees with more choice and flexibility around how, when and where they work, if suitable for their role. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage. 


Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.


Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.


At Jaguar Land Rover, we are passionate about our people. They are at the heart of our business. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture that is representative of our global customers and the society in which we live; a culture in which every one of our employees can bring their authentic self to work, and reach their full potential.

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We look after our employees by offering a host of benefits and investing in their talent through award-winning training.


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