Commercial Corporate Lawyer - In-house

Recruiter
QED Legal
Location
England, London, City of London
Salary
£60000 - £85000 per annum + Additional benefits
Posted
07 Mar 2019
Closes
04 Apr 2019
Ref
SC23949
Contact
Simon Campbell
Position
Legal counsel
Sector
In-house
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

Our client is a financial services PLC organisation looking for a Legal Counsel / Commercial Corporate Lawyer to join their busy in-house legal department. This is a varied and interesting role involving drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts and dealing with corporate work and some company secretarial responsibilities.

Based in the City of London the ideal candidate will:

  • Be a UK qualified solicitor with strong academics who has trained at a leading international law firm
  • Be between newly qualified and 4 years PQE
  • Have a strong grounding in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts is essential ideally with a bias towards finance, insurance or similar contracts and agreements
  • Provide general corporate, M&A and other legal support in relation to company transactions
  • Be able to assist and help the department on a wide range of other legal matters including some company secretarial responsibilities
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a commercial / business outlook to their work

The successful candidate must be able to point to strong communication skills and good business and commerciality skills. You will need to be hungry and ambitious and keen to push your career forward in a vibrant, fast moving in-house legal department.

In-house experience would be desirable, but the client would consider a private practice lawyer looking to move in-house who could point to good business and commercial skills.

Our client envisages that candidates with between newly qualified 0 to 4 years PQE will have the relevant skills / knowledge for this position, however this has been given as an approximate guide for applicants and our client is happy to consider the applications of candidates who fall outside of this PQE range but who have the relevant experience.

For more information on this great in-house opportunity please contact Simon Campbell at QED Legal. If this position isn't for you but you know someone who could be suitable then please let us know. We offer a reward fee for any successful referrals. For full details please see our website.

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