Senior Solicitor

Employer
Sellick Partnership (Legal) Limited
Location
England, London
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
16 Sep 2019
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Senior Solicitor
Permanent
£44-52k per annum
London

About the Role:

A fantastic opportunity for a Senior Solicitor to join the Legal Services Department of a globally renowned federal institution and one of the oldest and largest universities in the UK. The Senior Solicitor will be responsible for high quality and pragmatic legal advice to the institution, its Board of Trustees and committees, and the senior management and staff. The successful candidate will have specific responsibility for drafting, negotiating and advising on a full range of contracts and for leading on all legal aspects of commercial matters. The Senior Solicitor will support the Associate Director and Director of Legal Services in the development and maintenance of a responsive and professional legal service, and will act as Deputy in their absence.

Key Requirements

The ideal candidate for this Senior Solicitor role will have:

  • A qualified Solicitor or Barrister
  • 4+ years PQE preferable
  • Experience in Commercial and Employment law is essential
  • Proven ability to deliver high quality legal work directly to internal clients and independently of senior lawyers
  • Ability to work in a higher education environment (experience highly desirable not essential)
  • Up to date knowledge of Higher Education and Procurement laws would be desirable

Key responsibilities
The successful candidate for this Senior Solicitor role will be required to:

  • To provide advice on legally contentious matters and disputes
  • Work with the Property and Facilities Management Solicitor as required, to advise on property law issues
  • To deputise for the Associate Director (Legal Services) in his/her absence
  • To advise the Procurement team in the Finance and Planning Department on legal issues relating to tenders
  • Draft and negotiate legal agreements, letters and other documentation and to review and negotiate documentation prepared by others, including commercial and other contracts
  • To monitor and review relevant employment legislation and policy and advise on employment law matters
  • To provide reviews and oversight of regulations and procedural framework

On Offer

  • Permanent role
  • Highly reputable and globally renowned institution
  • Fantastic pension scheme
  • Central London location
  • £44-52k annual salary plus benefits
  • Flexible working

We encourage interested applicants to apply immediately to be considered for short listing. Alternatively should you require further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying please contact Mark Bladen in our London office for a confidential discussion on 0203 741 8189.

Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultants boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you. Sellick Partnership is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website.

About Sellick Partnership - Top legal recruiter in the UK
Our Legal Recruitment Consultants are market specialists and highly experienced in sourcing and placing high-calibre locum, contract and permanent legal professionals across the UK. Founded in 2004, our Legal team are considered one of the best in the country and are highly knowledgeable in their specialist markets. Our Legal Recruitment Consultants place legal professionals on a nation-wide basis across a range of disciplines and roles and across all sectors including: 

  • Public Sector & Not-for-Profit legal roles
  • In-House legal roles
  • Private Practice legal roles

We recruit paralegals right up to legal director/legal executive level across all areas of law including, but not limited to the below:

  • Childcare Law
  • Housing Law
  • Civil Litigation Jobs
  • Adult Social Care
  • Property Law
  • Planning Law
  • Commercial Contracts jobs
  • Employment Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Data Protection Lawyer jobs
  • Freedom of Information

For our clients, we offer a tailored approach to recruitment services which is based on the needs of your organisation. We take the time to get to know you and your organisation, and ensure we support you at every step of the way to secure high-calibre candidates every time.

For our candidates, we regularly partner with legal chambers to hold CPD training events to help you keep abreast of industry news and topical issues. These events are a great way of networking and learning new skills that you can use as you progress through your career. Our team of expert Legal Consultants are always available - from CV advice and interview techniques to a general conversation about what is happening in the market currently, we can help you make your next career move and find the best role for you. 

With in-depth sector knowledge, an extensive network of clients and high-calibre legal professionals plus an unrivalled name in the market, we are best placed to support your recruitment needs. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you. 

Manchester Tel: 0161 834 1642
Leeds Tel : 0113 243 9775
London Tel: 0203 741 8189

Contact Us
  • Sellick Partnership
  • Queens Court
  • Manchester
  • M2 5HX
  • GB
  • 0161 834 1642
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