Legal Counsel - South Coast

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England, East Sussex
11 Apr 2018
09 May 2018
David Holden
Full time
Contract type

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a commercial lawyer to join the in-house legal team in a successful and growing organisation.

Our client is a FTSE 250 listed entity, fast growing, agile, digitally focused general insurance provider of products and services to over 2.6 million customers in the UK, employing over 3,000 colleagues. The Group comprises two trading entities; a UK retail intermediary, and a Gibraltar based insurance underwriter.

Based at the Group's UK headquarters, you will join a team of five lawyers. The role will be challenging and varied with primary responsibilities covering:

* Advising, drafting and negotiating on a variety of bespoke and standard form commercial and insurance related contracts.
* Advising business managers, and helping to develop awareness and understanding, on the implications of contract terms.
* Providing general legal support to the business support functions, including compliance.
* Liaison with external counsel as required.

You will have solid experience of drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. Having previous experience of working in-house and/or in the financial services sector, in particular advising on non-contentious insurance matters, would be an advantage.

You will be adaptable and innovative, and be an effective team player. You will need to be pro-active and an effective communicator, and be able to apply tact and diplomacy to ensure optimal outcomes.

Please apply as directed.

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