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Junior Legal Counsel

  • London
  • Full time
  • R-0002581


We’re Dojo

Since launching Dojo in 2019 to address business owners’ pain points across the UK, we’ve seen incredible growth as a scaling fintech, welcoming over 60,000 new customers and growing the Dojo team to 900+ people across five locations. In that time, we’ve also introduced Dojo Virtual Queues & Bookings and the Dojo restaurant finder app, formerly known as WalkUp and loved by 600 restaurants and 600,000 diners across the UK. Find out more about the journey we’ve been on here

Today, we work towards our mission to empower businesses to thrive in the Experience Economy by creating the tools and technology that turn transactions into meaningful relationships. For our business customers, that means fast funding, the fastest payments, smart integrations, and efficient virtual queues & bookings - all with instant insight across the board. For over 600,000 diners across the UK, that means getting seated at their favourite restaurants in just a couple of taps on the Dojo app. Whether it’s for busy business owners or hungry diners, every Dojo product is built to address real customer pain points by our dedicated teams in London, Bristol, Hull and Belfast. 

The Role

We are looking for a smart, ambitious, driven Junior Legal Counsel to assist with a broad range of  commercial and corporate projects for Dojo.  You will need to hit the ground running from the start, so we are looking for self-starters who relish that kind of challenge and enjoy a fast paced environment.  You will be a key member of our group Legal team, reporting directly into our Commercial Legal Counsel and working closely with the group Legal and Compliance team, the group Procurement team and the wider business in London, Bristol, Hull and Dublin.

What you will do…

  • Working with the Legal team, Procurement team and wider business on a broad range of commercial contract negotiations and issues.

  • Reviewing and updating our commercial contracts, working with various internal stakeholders.

  • Ongoing diligence of business partners and outsourcing arrangements, including implementing the EBA guidelines on outsourcing, to include advising on relevant amendments to outsourced arrangements.

  • Supporting on all company secretarial matters for our wider group

  • Interest in other aspects that may impact an in-house legal function, for example around commercial litigation, employment law and health and safety.

  • Keeping abreast of legal developments within or outside of the business.


What you will bring…

  • Qualified lawyer (1-3 years PQE) with strong experience in the commercial contracts, corporate and financial services space which was gained in private practice from a top law firm, and ideally with some in-house or in-house-secondment experience as well.

  • Depth and breadth of experience in commercial contracts and preferably outsourcing arrangements..

  • General corporate experience and company secretarial experience would be advantageous but not required

  • Interest in working with an e-money and payments business; ideally one focused on merchant acquiring, and an enthusiasm for innovation in technology.

  • A team player with great people skills and a good sense of humour who can effectively and efficiently collaborate, building relationships with colleagues throughout the business.

  • An analytical mind able to “see” the complexities of contractual arrangements but then simplify issues for others.

  • A pragmatic, commercial and creative approach to problem solving and decision-making.

  • Highest standards of ethics and professional integrity.

Our values

At Dojo, we’re curious . We have an insatiable desire to learn and innovate. And we’re relentless . We persevere even when it’s easier not to. But, we’re nothing without our customers, who drive everything we do. From day one, Dojo was built on real customer pain points and every one of us is customer-obsessed

Creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive Dojo

Dojo’s 60,000+ customers reflect the diversity of the UK High Street. Building diverse teams that are representative of that to develop and deliver our business strategy is fundamental to continuing to create innovative products at Dojo. As a result, together, we achieve better outcomes for our customers and for Dojo. 

Regardless of age, disability, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, culture, educational background, parental status, neurodiversity or disability - whoever you are, if you’re passionate about your work, curious, relentless and customer-obsessed, we want to hear from you.

We pride ourselves on fostering a sense of community, which is only made stronger by each individual at Dojo, so you'll have the opportunity to meet a variety of people across levels, teams, and experiences throughout the interview process. 

Find out more about our benefits and what it’s like to work at Dojo at