In-house commercial lawyer
Location Yorkshire and the HumberFULL_TIME
Consultant Alex Brennan
Date posted 03 August 2018 2018-08-032018-10-02 legal UK Robert Walters United Kingdom
One of the UK’s most high profile and recognised brands seeks an experienced commercial lawyer for a new in-house position in Yorkshire.
Working as part of a national in-house legal team, this is a great opportunity to work closely with a wide range of divisions in the group and take a leading role on a diverse range of commercial work. Current business practices allow lower value agreements to be handled closer to ground level, which has the knock-on effect of filtering more complex and high-risk matters such as large outsourcing contracts, major IT and software projects, high value commercial agreements to be handled by the legal team.
This in-house legal team has and uses a panel of external advisors, but this is very hands-on role rather than a panel/project management, and requires a commercial lawyer with strong contract negotiating and technical drafting skills. Whilst supported by senior lawyers in the team, you’ll be expected to develop your own stakeholder relationships in the business, so an adaptable and pragmatic commercial approach is a must.
The team are ideally looking for someone that has at least 3 years commercial PQE and is comfortable advising on complex high value transactions. Some in-house experience is preferable, but that can be from a secondment, and any experience working with organisations in a regulated sector would be a distinct advantage.
The position comes with a highly competitive starting salary and one of the best benefits packages in the region. The business also operates an agile working policy allowing for flexible working around the business needs, although it’s envisaged that the incumbent will spend the majority of the first couple of months in the office.
In summary, the business is looking for someone that meets most of the following criteria:
- 3+ commercial PQE
- Previously worked in-house or gained experience working for a large commercial firm (UK top 100)
- Exposure to commercial work for a business in a regulated sector.
For further information on this in-house commercial role in Yorkshire please contact Alex Brennan at Robert Walters (Leeds Office) on 07825 202 230 or email@example.com.
Please note that PQE levels are only mentioned as a guide and do not preclude applications from commercial lawyers that have more or less experience and feel that the meet the above criteria.