Legal Counsel

The company:

Williams’ core competencies are the design and development of racing cars to compete in the Formula One World Championship. As one of the world's leading Formula One teams, the company has secured 16 FIA Formula One World Championship titles since its foundation in 1977 and is now moving into an exciting era under new ownership defined by relentless innovation and living sustainable performance in every dimension.

We are currently seeking a talented commercial lawyer to join our legal team as a Legal Counsel. 


This is a key role where the successful candidate will be the primary point of contact for a wide range of issues relating to the Formula 1 business. 


The role will be varied and will appeal to candidates who are pro-active, think commercially and can operate effectively across the business including advising members of senior management on important legal matters. 


As a Legal Counsel you will be: 

  • Drafting, negotiating and advising on a variety of commercial contracts including supply and purchase agreements, SaaS agreements, hire agreements, data sharing agreements, commission agreements, sponsorship and licensing agreements;  

  • Providing support to the Legal, Procurement, IT and Marketing Departments, and wider business where needed, in respect of data protection compliance and best practice in respect of the use of data and new technologies; and 

  • Providing general legal advice and support to the business and its support functions including IT, HR, Procurement, Facilities and Communications. 

The successful candidate will be a commercial lawyer with experience of dealing with data protection and new technology issues.  A fluent communicator, with a highly analytical approach and strong attention to detail, the successful candidate will have the ability to build strong relationships with colleagues and work robustly under pressure. 


This is an excellent opportunity to further your career in this high-profile role within our ambitious team. 



  • 3 to 5 years PQE as a Commercial Lawyer 

  • Experience advising on data protection issues 

  • Tech literate

  • Experience with purchasing and licensing is desirable 

All applications must be received by 22nd September 2023.  

What can Williams offer?

The Williams Group is based in multi acre complex located in Grove, Oxfordshire. The Williams Group offers a competitive holiday package, staff events/open days, a subsidised restaurant on site and various car schemes. We have an on-site gym (open 24 hours a day) as well as various fitness classes including outdoors bootcamps, pilates and yoga free for all staff and contractors to use. Aside from these benefits we can offer free onsite parking and large open green spaces to unwind during breaks. We are a based just 30 mins from Oxford City Centre by bus.

Williams is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments

Williams Racing