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In-House Senior Legal Counsel - Glasgow

Commercial Contracts - In-House
Ref: 430 Date Posted: Thursday 10 Jun 2021
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Unique opportunity for a commercial lawyer with circa 6 years PQE to join the in-house function of a leading international law firm- this role can be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow (with remote-working options available)

Role Profile: 

The role will be challenging and varied, at the cutting-edge of change in the legal sector, providing an opportunity to be involved in the growth and development of an exciting, dynamic and strategically important part of this leading business. 

The role is a broad commercial role. Individuals with a “can-do” attitude who are keen to help further develop the businesses within by applying their legal knowledge in a commercial environment are encouraged to apply. While it is not essential to have experience in each of the areas of law set out below, individuals with experience in some of the following areas should find this role to be of interest:

  • Commercial law and regulation
  • Employment law
  • Technology
  • Intellectual Property
  • Outsourcing
  • Privacy

In this role you will provide commercial contracts support to the businesses including:

  • Negotiating and amending standard contract terms and supporting the account management teams in various jurisdictions with contract negotiations with clients and/or consultants/freelance lawyers;
  • Applying a pragmatic, commercial and, in some cases, risk management approach to all contract work, often against tight deadlines;
  • Negotiation and drafting of bespoke client agreements;
  • Advising on amendments to panel terms;
  • Drafting contract amendments to reflect regulatory change (UK) and supporting process change;
  • Taking ownership of specific projects or initiatives and providing legal support and input on various regulatory compliance projects (for example, implementation of changes to the Off-payroll Working Rules, Agency Workers Regulations, Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations) ;  
  • Identifying and communicating legal developments;
  • Liaising with other specialist departments to ensure legal policies and procedures affecting the businesses remain compliant, up to date and relevant;
  • Coordinating specialist advice on legal matters on an ongoing basis (for example, employment law advice in the UK and other jurisdictions, tax advice etc);
  • Maintenance of template agreements and creation of playbooks (UK);Providing legal input and support around solutions development for the businesses new products/propositions and new engagement models/changes to existing engagement models.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Qualified lawyer with circa 6+ PQE gain in a commercial role in private practice experience or equivalent in-house experience.
  • Previous in-house experience or private practice experience advising clients who provide or receive some or all of the following types of services: professional services, legal services/ alternative legal services, employment and/ or recruitment services, technology services, outsourced/ managed services.   
  • Understanding of and interest in the changes in the legal sector.                                       
  • Technical excellence in contract drafting and amending and ability to apply skills to a wide range of commercial agreements.
  • Experience dealing with all legal aspects of commercial agreements. In particular, experience of IP, DP and employment related aspects highly desirable.
  • Skilled negotiator.
  • Highly responsive and able to work to tight deadlines.
  • Commercial awareness and ability to prioritise and make sound judgements on contract issues and level of acceptable risk.
  • Solution driven - ability to solve problems creatively, pragmatically and effectively.

On Offer:

On offer is the chance to work with in a unique in-house role with an organisation that offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package. 

To Apply:

For a confidential discussion about this position or to apply please contact:

David Thomson, Director

Edinburgh: 0131 450 7164

Glasgow:   0141 244 0260

Email: david@thomsonlrc.com