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Legal Counsel

  • London
  • Full time
  • R-0002581

Creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive Dojo

Dojo’s 150,000+ customers reflect the diversity of the UK High Street. Building teams with diverse backgrounds that are representative of the customer base which we serve is fundamental to creating innovative products at Dojo. Whoever you are, if you’re passionate about your work, curious, relentless and customer-obsessed, you have a place at Dojo. 

We want everyone to be the best they can be throughout the recruitment process; if you require any additional adjustments please let us know.

The Role

We are looking for a smart, ambitious, driven 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 (1-4 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.

About Dojo

We launched Dojo in 2019 to address business owners’ pain points across the UK. Since then, we’ve seen incredible growth as a scaling fintech, welcoming over 150,000 customers and growing the Dojo team to 1,000+ 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 1,000 restaurants and 750,000 diners. 

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 diners, that means getting seated at their favourite restaurants with 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. 

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. 

Our way of working

Dojo has adopted a set of shared principles with the aim of increasing in-person collaboration and amplifying our ‘Customer First’ values. We encourage our employees to meet in-person over virtual meetings, and our communication is mostly asynchronous. Unlike most other businesses, we are intentionally avoiding a rules-based approach, and each team is empowered to make the arrangements that work best for their success. The answer to every scenario which tests these principles is: We trust you to use your judgement responsibly, in the best interest of our customers.

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