Senior Solicitor/Lawyer

Bournemouth, Dorset
£40,057 - £42,899
13 Apr 2018
06 May 2018
Practice area
Company and commercial
Full time
Contract type

Bournemouth Town Hall

Senior Solicitor/Lawyer

Ref: 8806, £40,057 - £42,899 37 hours per week

This is an exciting time for Dorset, with plans underway for local government reorganisation which will see the replacement of Dorset’s nine councils with two new ones. These councils will have greater influence nationally and be better able to work in the best interests of Dorset’s residents and to build a strong and prosperous future Dorset.

Legal Services is a shared service with officers working to support both Bournemouth and Poole Borough Councils. This is a unique time to be joining us, as we face the challenges and exciting opportunities of local government reorganisation while working towards the bold new vision for Dorset.

You will support the delivery of the Councils’ commercial projects, including drafting and advising on complex commercial contracts and framework agreements for all business areas within the Councils, the incorporation and administrative oversight of a number of companies, liaison with external advisers and the drafting and provision of advice on intra authority arrangements, intra group contractual arrangements and joint venture arrangements.  You will also have experience of working in or advising on local government arrangements and will be able to advise on issues relating to public procurement and State Aid.

If you would like to discuss this role or have any queries, please contact the Head of Legal Services by e-mail to or by telephone on 01202 451178.

Closing date: 6 May 2018

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t. 01202 458838 or 01202 454775 (24- hour answerphone)