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Legal Counsel - Dundee

Commercial Contracts - In-House
Ref: 534 Date Posted: Thursday 29 Feb 2024

Excellent in-house opportunity for a Commercial Lawyer to move to a dynamic and innovation University based in Dundee. Hybrid-working on offer.

Role Profile:

  • The primary function of the role is to work closely with the Director of Legal to advise the University in managing its legal risk. 
  • This will include advising on a wide range of legal and related commercial issues regarding the drafting, reviewing and implementation of contracts.
  • There will also be elements of regulatory compliance and information governance.  
  • You will be able to work independently and autonomously and be a key part of the legal team liaising with senior management who will rely on you for your commercially focussed, solution orientated advice. 
  • You will have strong communication skills combined with commercial insight. It’s a crucial task that, at times, you sit within multi-disciplinary teams as required and lead complex negotiations from origin to completion.


  • You will assist the Director of Legal to ensure that the University (including any project Teams) receive high quality legal advice on demand.
  • This role will engage in a broad range of commercial and regulatory work including, but not limited to negotiation and drafting of commercial contracts and general corporate and regulatory matters. 
  • Additional responsibilities include providing commercial and legal advice as required by the Director of Legal outside of key projects as required. 
  Knowledge, Skills and Experience Needed for the Job:


  • Have adequate post qualification legal experience within private practice and/or in an in-house role.
  • Have an unrestricted practicing certificate from a relevant Law Society. 
  • Recent relevant corporate/ commercial contracts experience 
  • Recent regulatory experience
  • Ability to provide commercial advice and take a pragmatic approach to solving legal and commercial problems.
  • An ability to effectively communicate complex topics and concepts to a diverse audience and demonstrate the highest professional standards of operation and service is essential. 
  • The candidate will possess a high degree of self-confidence and convey an authoritative manner and will command the respect of others whilst being seen as someone of integrity, sincerity and in whom others place their trust. 
  • The ability to develop strong working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders and have strong influencing skills is required. The role holder must demonstrate a thorough approach to work, be detail conscious, have high personal standards and be able to organise them self and others effectively whilst demonstrating commercial awareness and understanding.  
  • The capability and desire to succeed are essential in this role. The successful candidate must have the ability and willingness to take responsibility for difficult decisions.


  • Experience of information governance and safeguarding and the legal issues that arise from that.
  • Experience advising Universities or other public authorities. 
  • In-house experience.

Job Site:

The main site will be the University’s campus in Dundee. 

Hybrid Working is available on a 3/2 split with 3 days in the Office. 

On Offer:

On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package. 

To Apply:

David Thomson- Director

For a confidential discussion or to apply, please contact:

Telephone: 0131 450 7164

Email: david@thomsonlrc.com