Head of Legal

Legal & Compliance Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear


Position at LeoVegas Mobile Gaming Group

LeoVegas is where the lions play...and work! A fun, agile and fast paced environment connecting 1000+ employees with over 60,000 worldwide employees of MGM Resorts International, as our two leading forces come together. We're culture focused, so if you're an innovator, initiator and a team player, give us a roar and join the LeoVegas pride - WINNER of the iGaming Idol 2022 - Employer of the year award!

Let's create the world's greatest iGaming experience!

LeoVegas’ scale-up culture sets a tone of courage and capacity to act. Employees are encouraged to not only say what they think, but also to do the job that is needed - “to make it happen”. 

LeoVegas does not believe in hierarchical structures, but instead that every individual employee plays an important role in the company. We trust that you thrive in these environments.

Due to our continued growth, we're now looking for a Head of Legal to join our high performing team.

As Head of Legal, you will be responsible for leading an international team of legal professionals who provide legal advice and support to LeoVegas Group (the Group), the digital arm of MGM Resorts International.
Reporting to the Director of Legal, you will aim to provide the best class of timely legal advice to various stakeholders and departments across the business and work closely with them to support the Group’s strategic goals.
You will have responsibility for managing, leading and developing a team of lawyers, which will take ownership of several legal work streams within the business. Your role will be integral to ensure that the Group operates within the law and follows regulatory requirements

As our Head of Legal, you will… 

  • Lead a team of lawyers, including by overseeing projects, managing workload, providing necessary training and development, handling recruitment, establishing team goals and objectives, and setting out clear and appropriate policies and procedures for the teams.
  • Ensure clear and concise reporting to the Director of Legal and other senior members of the Legal & Compliance function.
  • Have a “sleeves up” approach and be willing to work on the day to day items, including reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts and other legal agreements as required.
  • Support the Director of Legal to develop best practice templates and processes to ensure the efficient running of the department and also to minimise risk.
  • Maintain good relationships with key suppliers and /or stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • Work closely with other departments to provide legal support and ensure alignment with the Group’s goals.
  • Work together and build strong relationships with other LeCo function departments, including Compliance, Regulatory, Regulated Product and Risk and Assurance, to ensure that the Group complies with all relevant laws, regulations and industry standards.
  • Keep up to date with legal and regulatory developments in the iGaming industry and ensure the Group is prepared to comply with any changes.
  • Implement and manage systems related to the legal function, including management and oversight of technology implemented to enable legal reporting and risk.
  • Communicate and align regularly with MGM Resorts International (MGMRI) legal counterparts, and support the Director of Legal in developing, implementing and overseeing processes to ensure compliance with MGMRI reporting requirements for relevant legal areas.
  • Lead by example, both in work ethic and in legal skills, ensuring that junior and mid-level lawyers are trained, developed, and on a path of continual improvement and that all legal matters are consistently improved, reported on and monitored.
  • Keep up-to-date with legal and regulatory developments in legal areas for which you are responsible and ensure the Group is prepared to comply with any changes.

Your areas of knowledge and experience:

We are seeking to recruit this role from internal candidates as it is our preference to grow talent from within the Group, but are open to discussions with external candidates who strictly meet the following minimum requirements.

If you do not yet meet these but have gaming experience, are interested in future leadership and want to discuss legal roles with no management responsibilities, please contact [email protected]

  • Qualified lawyer with at least 5 years of post-qualification experience.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience within the online gambling industry within a leading B2C or B2B industry group or with a reputable law firm servicing clients within the gambling industry.
  • Proven experience of managing a team of legal professionals.
  • Strong knowledge of commercial and regulatory law, with a focus on the remote gaming industry; Experience of other areas of law would be considered an asset.
  • A team and Group first attitude.
  • Experience negotiating and drafting complex commercial contracts and training others to do the same.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong commercial acumen, communication and interpersonal skills, including, where possible, an element of humour or personality in such delivery.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Our Culture:

At LeoVegas Mobile Gaming Group we firmly believe that our diversity is what makes us unique and that everyone and anyone is welcome to enjoy the ride - regardless of age, gender, disability, race, national or ethnic origin, religion, language, marital or civil partnership status, political beliefs and sexual  orientation.

We are highly committed to uphold a high level of diversity and inclusion throughout our entire group. Being a global company with a widely diverse customer base makes it essential for our workforce to be a reflection of this.

By doing so, we believe we will achieve the best possible customer experience and create better value to our shareholders by doing so.

Hybrid Working:

At LeoVegas we have introduced a hybrid working environment that enables our employees to come together and collaborate in person, whilst offering ongoing flexibility to work from home. We all work from the office two days per week, and three days at home. 


  • A culture and working environment that will allow you reach your full potential;
  • Hybrid working policy plus the opportunity to ‘Work From any eligible country” for 4 weeks in each year;
  • 28 days holiday a year, plus (8) public and bank holidays in England;
  • Matched pension contributions up to 6% employee, 6% employer;
  • BUPA private healthcare insurance with pre-existing medical conditions included and a cash-back plan towards the cost of routine dental and other treatments;
  • A mobile phone of your choice, which can be used for both business and personal use;
  • An unrivalled Family Leave Policy;
  • Discounts if you visit MGM Resorts iconic destinations in Las Vegas, and other locations around the globe;
  • Health and wellbeing activities such as fitness classes at lunchtime twice a week;
  • An unrivalled office environment with free parking and an abundance of drinks and snacks including breakfast each Monday and lunch each Friday (we’re feeders, sorry diets!);
  • Regular team and office socials during the day and after work;
  • Access to further training and development opportunities, including professional coaching;
  • Employee referral programme - earn between £750 - £1500 when you refer a friend to come and work for us!
  • Access our Cycle to work scheme;

There’s more! Upon successful completion of your probation:

  • Cycle to work scheme
  • £250 a year Health and Wellbeing allowance