Legal Counsel

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Milton, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2024-06-12

Category: renewables

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About the company:

The world needs a clean and reliable source of base-load energy to develop sustainably into the future. That’s what Tokamak Energy is striving to achieve.

Tokamak Energy is a private company accelerating the development of fusion power.

Fusion – the energy source that powers the sun – is globally accepted as the best way to generate plentiful, safe, secure and clean energy. The tokamak is the most heavily researched and best understood of all the different paths to fusion.

It is now acknowledged that the spherical tokamak design offers the smallest and most cost-effective solution. This is our solution. Yet there are many complex engineering challenges that need to be overcome for demonstration and commercialisation of this technology.

Our team of world-class fusion scientists and magnet engineers is tackling these challenges to develop efficient and affordable fusion power. Our unique approach is centred on rapid innovation using the latest materials and technology – but building on decades of scientific research and experience. This strategy gives us – and the world – a faster way to fusion.

Once fusion electricity is achieved, our scalable technology could be rolled out across the world as a solution to one of humanity’s greatest challenges: clean and sustainable energy for all.


As Legal Counsel you will play a key role in drafting and negotiating agreements across the breadth of business activities, which may range from securing funding opportunities to supply agreements to providing services to customers. Within this varied role, you will also help shape the company contracting strategy to enable efficient and consistent solutions alongside dealing with complex contracting scenarios. You will help to develop the suite of company contract templates which provide optimal and tailored protection for the company’s interests and opportunities.  You will also provide a degree of supervision of contracting activity across the Commercial and Procurement teams, as well helping to develop capabilities across those teams.

Working arrangements

Please note this role does offer hybrid working, our model sets out a minimum 60% onsite / 40% home working split.



  • Draft, review and negotiate a wide range of contracts, including MOUs, Collaboration Agreements, Sales Agreements, Purchasing and Supply Agreements, and Research Agreements
  • Devise bespoke agreements for strategic opportunities
  • Provide counsel as required to a number of internal teams on a variety of legal topics
  • Provide guidance and support on contract drafting alongside legal and compliance matters to members of the Commercial and Procurement teams
  • Use knowledge of law to develop pragmatic and creative solutions balancing risk, resource, and delivery
  • Develop contracting templates reflecting the nuances of the company’s strategy and risk-profile
  • Help to develop contracting capabilities within the Commercial and Procurement teams
  • Gain a detailed understanding of the company strategy and objectives of teams across the companies


  • Qualified to practise as a solicitor in England and Wales
  • Experience in contract and commercial law, with complementary knowledge in complementary areas of law
  • Demonstratable experience in application of law to various business scenarios and developing commercially focused solutions
  • Strong skills in legal research and application of research to complex scenarios
  • Excellent attention to detail and analysis skills
  • Highly organised with extensive experience independently prioritising and driving delivery to deadlines
  • Experience in training and supervising others
  • Experience working in-house or in technology sector desirable


  • Salary dependent on skills and experience and will be discussed from the outset
  • 28 days (inclusive of festive break) holiday plus bank holidays
  • Eligible for discretionary performance related bonus
  • Share options scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Financial benefits – including; group life insurance, critical illness, health cash plan and discount scheme 
  • Innovation and Merit bonuses
  • Investment in training and development to support career progression
  • Opportunity to work on and contribute to world class innovation

About Us

What if there was a limitless, safe, clean, low-cost energy source, providing much needed global energy security? What if that energy source could also help reduce climate change? We believe that’s fusion energy. Tokamak Energy is a leading global commercial fusion energy company based near Oxford, UK. We have an unrivalled track record designing and operating spherical tokamaks; the optimal route to commercial fusion energy.

In addition to fusion energy, Tokamak Energy is recognised as the leader in High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) magnet, design, numerical modelling, and prototyping. Our dedicated HTS magnet team, in collaboration with key manufacturing partners, is focussed on becoming the leading supplier of HTS magnets to multiple markets.

The company, founded in 2009 as a spin-off from the UK’s Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, currently employs a growing team of over 250 people with experts from the UK and around the world. It combines world leading scientific, engineering, industrial and commercial capabilities. The company has 70 families of patent applications and has raised $250 million, comprising $200m from private investors and $50m from the UK and US governments. Our US subsidiary, Tokamak Energy Inc, was established in 2019.

Come and be a part of a dynamic and innovative team who are striving to provide a solution to one of humanity’s greatest challenges: clean and sustainable energy for all.

Important information

Please note that any personal data submitted to Tokamak Energy will be processed in accordance with the GDPR and related UK data protection legislation.

If you do not meet all the listed criteria for this position, we would still welcome your application.

Entry into employment with Tokamak Energy and progression within employment will be determined only by personal merit and the application of criteria which are related to the duties of each post and the relevant salary structure. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration.

No applicant or member of staff shall be discriminated against because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

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