In-House Legal Counsel - Commercial

Hays Legal
England, South West England
£55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Closing date
18 Oct 2019

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Practice area
4 years, 5 years, 6 years
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In-House Commercial Lawyer Job in South West 1+PQE - Household name

Your new company
Market leaders, this global manufacturing company pride themselves on their vibrant culture, latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting their vibrant spirit. Based in the South West and commutable from Bristol, Cheltenham and Thames Valley locations, their legal team are geared towards creativity, innovation and ambition. Given their substantial growth and further plans to develop, the business are looking to bolster their legal team with the addition of like-minded lawyers.

This is a great opportunity for a commercial lawyer to be part of an active and engaged team and would be particularly good if you are looking for your first in-house move. As part of a large UK and wider global legal team, you can expect all the support and training you would anticipate from a market leading business.

Your new role
Working alongside the Senior Legal Counsel within the commercial legal services team, you will provide pragmatic advice and support to the company's group functions, supporting tender processes in different areas of the business, with an emphasis on IT and capital equipment projects.

You will enjoy a broad commercial role, with a particular focus on technology law, and will be expected to build relationships within the procurement, IT and finance departments. You will also deliver internal training and manage contract disputes.

What you need to succeed
You will have a minimum of a year's post qualification experience in a comparable commercial role, and an ability to apply that knowledge in a practical and pragmatic way. Experience of an in-house secondment during your training contract would be desirable but not essential. You will be proficient in drafting contracts, with solid experience of contract negotiation.

An appetite to learn new skills and the versatility and technical ability to deal with issues outside of your experience and learn quickly on the job is desirable; you will also possess the confidence and gravitas to challenge decisions and actions when required.

What you will get in return
This is a great opportunity for an ambitious lawyer to join a contemporary business focused on making change happen and handle quality work. You will enjoy a competitive salary, a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. On top of this you can expect rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities. If you are interested in learning more about this position, please contact Harriet Chapman at Hays Legal for further details.

What you need to do now
If you are interested in applying for this position click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV or call us now. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new role, please contact Harriet Chapman in complete confidence at Hays. We would expect a lawyer with the given PQE to have gained the level of experience required, but this does not preclude applications from those with more or less PQE.

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Hays Legal provides an integrated recruitment solution to the UK's Legal and Company Secretarial sectors. Working across a nationwide network of offices, we offer employers and jobseekers a highly specialised recruitment service for permanent and interim positions across all business sectors, skill sets and levels of seniority.

We have a proven track record spanning almost 20 years in all areas of Legal and Company Secretarial recruitment, from one-off contingency requirements through to large-scale recruitment campaigns and wider employee management solutions.

We offer confidential, expert advice on job opportunities, compensation, business plans and exit strategies pertinent to professionals considering a move. We have the ear of key decision makers across all our clients and we have been instrumental in introducing and placing hundreds of fee earners and company secretaries into a vast array of organisations. From blue chip corporates, national and international firms through to niche practices, we have deep knowledge of the legal company secretary market.

If an organisation has strategic growth plans or needs incisive market analysis, we are often consulted as a first point of contact.

Understanding your needs

Whether you are looking to progress your career as a lawyer, legal executive, paralegal or company secretary, Hays' unparalleled recruiting expertise will assist you realising your career potential by finding you the right role at the right time.

Our consultants have an expert knowledge of the legal jobs market within UK and internationally. We aim to work closely with you and build a thorough understanding of your goals and aspirations through discussions and meetings.

We will:
- work with you to refine your CV
- offer guidance on how to improve your prospects
- provide insight into the sulture and expectations of the organisation to ensure you are well prepared throughout the interview process
- guide you through any job offer discussions, acting as your representative to ensure your interests are looked after

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