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In-House Legal Counsel - Edinburgh

Commercial Contracts - In-House
Ref: 449 Date Posted: Monday 13 Sep 2021
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Excellent new role for a Commercial lawyer to join the in-house legal team of a modern and dynamic financial institution based in their offices in Edinburgh. (Flexible-Working arrangements also an option). 

Role Profile:

  • Identify and manage legal risk in delivering targeted, commercially focused legal advice on corporate and commercial legal matters including support and advice on projects, negotiating third party supplier contracts and material outsourcing arrangements, debt and other asset sales, competition law and general commercial and litigation legal queries.
  • You will work with key stakeholders to develop a good understanding of business objectives and customer outcomes to provide appropriate commercial expertise and advice which aligns with overarching key strategic goals and adds value to the business.
  • You will provide insightful and commercial legal advice to all business areas in relation to:

         (i) new contractual arrangements, including negotiation, reviewing and drafting contracts;

         (ii) existing contractual arrangements, including managing contractual relationships and disputes; and

         (iii) compliance with the law and new legal developments.

  • Pro-actively identify legal risks and where identified, advise on appropriate mitigation strategies and ensure these risks are effectively managed and escalated.    
  • Support good governance, facilitate appropriate discussion and escalation of issues and input into appropriate approval documentation.
  • Assist business colleagues to comply with the Legal Policies, including horizon scanning for relevant changes in the corporate and commercial landscape and provision of relevant training.
  • Instruct and manage external legal counsel.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Qualified solicitor with  commercial legal experience either in-house or in private practice.  
  • Track record of delivering pragmatic risk-based legal advice.
  • Experience of strong relationship management (both internal and external stakeholders).
  • Experience in the finance or technology sectors would be desirable but not essential. 

On Offer:

A highly competitive salary and benefits package.

To Apply: 

For a confidential discussion or to apply, please contact:

David Thomson, Director

0131 450 7164

Email: david@thomsonlrc.com