In House Commercial Lawyer - FTC

Location:  London, England
Salary:  Competitive + benefits pro rata


THE ORGANISATION

A highly respected and renowned educational institution.


THE ROLE

A new role has arisen for a Legal Advisor to join the Governance & Legal Team on an initial 6 month contract basis.

As a key member of the Legal team, you will be providing and developing a highly professional legal service.

The successful candidate will report to the Head of Legal Services in the Governance & Legal team and will be a member of a small, yet effective, Legal team providing professional in-house legal advice and support to the Executive and senior leadership.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Provide legal advice on a wide variety of matters, including commercial contracts and procurement.

Review legal documents prepared by counter parties.

Draft precedent and bespoke contracts, letters and other supporting documents.

Instruct external lawyers as appropriate, including internationally.

Keep up-to-date on relevant areas of law and best professional practice.

Disseminate information to senior managers to enable legal compliance, including presenting briefings and delivering training.

 

ABOUT YOU

A solicitor or barrister (1-3pqe ideally), you will have strong ability to interpret, draft and negotiate commercial contract documentation and advise on new areas of law or changes to the law and to make consequential changes to precedents/suites of legal documents. 

You will have the ability to communicate in a professional manner and present legal and commercial matters clearly to lay people and be able to deliver work of a consistently high quality, often to tight deadlines.

With good interpersonal skills, you will be a natural team-player with a demonstrable record of forming flexible, collaborative professional relationships and be prepared to work flexibly in accordance with the needs of the post. 

 

 

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