Senior Legal Counsel, Highly Regarded Utilities Organisation

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England, Kent, Snodland
07 Jun 2019
05 Jul 2019
Thomas Knight-Gaynor
Legal counsel
Full time
Contract type

Senior Legal Counsel, Highly Regarded Utilities Organisation
Snodland, Kent

We have an exciting opportunity for a mid-senior level solicitor based at our client's head office in the leafy town of Snodland, Kent. We are looking for an approachable and driven Commercial Solicitor who can contribute toward the continued growth of their friendly team. In return, the organisation offers a competitive salary, a minimum of 25 days annual leave pro-rata, a stakeholder pension scheme in which the maximum Company contribution is 10% and a life assurance scheme. The office is well connected providing an easy commute with their building less than 5 minutes walk from Snodland station. The team is driven and collaborative in nature with a real desire to deliver fantastic results across the organisation, as such they are interested in like minded candidates to join them. Applications are open to candidates interested in full or part time hours at 37 or 30 hours per week.

Reporting to the Head of Legal and Data Protection Officer this role will provide legal support to internal client's in relation to the full contract life cycle, starting at the tender process of sourcing a contractor, to drafting/ reviewing / negotiating the contracts; there will also be responsibilities in advising on performance or other issues during the life of the contract. The team as a whole advises on a wide range of subjects and transactions in response to business requirements. This is a varied and interesting position in a team that aims to provide an end to end service to all departments within the company.

Main responsibilities:

* To draft and review, negotiate and advise on all types of commercial contract documents (goods, services, etc) from pre - tender stage to completion and to advise on contractual issues or disputes during the life of the contract, working closely with the Procurement team.

* To provide legal advice on commercial matters, contract interpretation, legislation and compliance promoting awareness of and compliance with the rules and requirements governing the activities of the company and the identification and mitigation of risks.

* To produce precedents, and provide guidance documents and updates to various departments and training as required.

* To support the Head of Legal as may be required.

Essential Requirements:

The post holder is required to be a solicitor qualified in England and Wales with at least 4 years post qualification experience. They should be self-motivated, committed and organised. A sound understanding and experience in Commercial Contracts is essential and at least 1 of the following areas of law would be an advantage for the post: IT contracts, Pre-Litigation management of disputes; Procurement Law for Utilities, Data Protection, Environmental law, Construction Law (in particular NEC3 and NEC4 contracts)

Please apply or get in touch to find out more
01273 855052

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