In House Legal Counsel
A long-established service driven organisation operating in the construction, infrastructure and waste sectors.
The company continues to grow aggressively, through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions and ultimately aims to become a vertically-integrated building materials group.
With a very strong, clearly identifiable culture allowing its employees to make their own decisions, the business is decisive and extremely fast paced.
A uniquely stimulating environment, the culture of the company will suit a candidate who thrives on challenges and working as part of a committed team.
Working in an influential in-house legal function reporting to the Group General Counsel, with the principal instructing client being a member of the Executive Committee or a senior manager within the organisation.
You will assist the Group General Counsel to grow the in-house team and develop a best-in-class legal service provider to complement the business's growth ambitions.
Main areas of focus for the role will involve advising in respect of:
-commercial arrangements relating to various types of supply, purchasing, logistics, rail, marine, materials handling and commercial joint ventures;
-construction and infrastructure projects; and M&A and general corporate matters.
-assisting with regulatory matters that may arise involving the Health and Safety Executive, the Environment Agency or the Competition and Markets Authority.
The role will require a close working relationship with the various business divisions, which shall enhance an appreciation of the practical operational risks faced and emphasise where value is best provided from a legal perspective.
The successful candidate may, to an extent, have sufficient flexibility to develop the role in a manner that benefits both them and the business.
The role will be based in the Executive Office in Central London, with travel to offices and sites across the UK being work-dependent.
Commercial/corporate experience is essential for this role and construction experience would be a plus.
A lawyer with 2-4pqe, you must be comfortable working in both a commercial and collaborative environment.
An excellent communicator, you will have enthusiasm for development and apply a proactive response to your workload.
You will need to be confident advising and directing life-long construction industry managers and be robust in the advice that you provide.
You must be able to take on a high level of responsibility and maintain and enhance at all times the reputation of the in-house legal team as a provider of quality legal advice.
If required, you will need to be capable and enthusiastic to assist with legal work outside of your core area of expertise (for example Dispute Resolution, Employment, Construction and Competition law).
Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.