Legal Counsel

Prolific | London (Remote)
Flexible hours
Various work from home options
Dog friendly
Employment type
Full time
Competitive Salary

The Company

At Prolific, we're changing how research on the internet is done. Our co-founders Katia and Phelim started by building a marketplace that connects researchers from both Academia and industry with instant, high quality, global research participants. Now, as a growing team, our bigger vision is to build the most powerful and trusted platform for behavioral research.

We were in Y Combinator's Summer 2019 batch, we've recently closed a $1.4M seed round, over £4M revenue in 2020 all driven by word-of-mouth, we're default alive, and we have very ambitious plans.

At A Glance

Us: Default alive startup of 60+ people. Remote team, mainly based in the UK. YC alumni. Creating a web-based platform for behavioural research. 3x yearly growth, all driven by word-of-mouth.

We’re on a mission to connect people around the world to make trustworthy data more accessible and facilitate world-changing research.

You: A commercially-driven Lawyer/Legal Counsel who is keen to play a major role in the development of a growing startup!

What you'll do:

  • Act as a legal point of contact for the Company both internally and externally
  • Conduct legal research and advise on many areas impacting Prolific's business, including global data privacy, employment, financial regulation, commercial contracting
  • Keep up-to-date with industry guidelines and legislation in all areas impacting Prolific's products, services, and business
  • Help to deliver guidance and training on a range of business and legal issues
  • Work collaboratively across multi-function teams especially closely with HR, Finance, and Operations
  • Work with the General Counsel to ensure best legal practice and delivery of legal services across the Company
  • Work with and manage external multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional legal counsel

Essential experience:

  • Qualified Solicitor with commercial experience working in-house or at a private practice.
  • Able to review and draft commercial contracts.
  • Data protection/privacy knowledge/experience.
  • Competently able to undertake complex and multi-jurisdictional legal research.
  • Great verbal and written communicator.
  • Able to manage numerous tasks and prioritise according to business needs.
  • Technologically savvy.
  • Able to understand and facilitate strong multi-team collaboration.
  • A self-starter who is willing to work autonomously and remotely.
  • A 'can do' attitude and willingness to challenge what has gone before.

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience of working in a data service or research company.
  • Experience of advising in UK financial regulations, UK and EU data privacy legislation.
Flexible hours
Various work from home options
Dog friendly