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Commercial Solicitor

Lincolnshire Co-op
£42k per annum
Closing date
30 May 2022
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  • Discretionary colleague bonus twice yearly
  • Pension contribution of up to 12% of salary
  • Colleague discount across our family of businesses


  • Provide advice and support on procurement and contracts
  • Draft and negotiate agreements with suppliers and customers [and business partners]
  • Work closely with the rest of the organisation to provide commercial legal advice
  • Provide advice on Company Law
  • Assist with project management


  • Drafting and negotiating commercial leases for the Society's extensive property portfolio, using our existing bank of precedent leases, and helping to create new precedents when required.
  • Lease renewals, including serving section 25 notices and dealing with extensions of time.
  • Landlord and tenant matters, including Licences to Assign, Licences for Alterations etc.
  • Acquisitions of land and buildings
  • Disposals of commercial and residential property
  • Construction - preparing Appointments and Warranties for professional team for construction projects, using existing templates.
  • Working closely with our Property Team of in-house surveyors and advising them on legal issues when required, such as boundaries, and landlord and tenant issues (both commercial and residential).


  • To work as a member of the team to ensure that requests are dealt with in a timely manner and that advice is accurate and appropriate, so that in-house Legal team is seen as an asset to the business.
  • Working with the business to strengthen the visibility of the in-house Legal team by being approachable, commercially minded, and striving to identify solutions.
  • To provide demonstrable support for the Society's strategy and organisational purpose.
  • Role model the Society's values and behaviours.
  • Other legal queries - being a first point of contact for colleagues on any legal issues and directing them to external solicitors when required.
  • Working with external firms of solicitors when required including instructing them and liaising throughout the transaction.


  • Build and sustain relationships with Legal. Property and Business Managers.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 2-3 years plus POE in Commercial Property work
  • Good knowledge of competition law would be beneficial
  • The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, focussed and can handle a caseload with minimal supervision.
  • Collaborative, with a strong ability to collaborate with those who are not specialists in this area.
  • Able to build strong relationships.
  • Able to be pragmatic with the ability to balance legal risk with operational effectiveness.
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