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10 months ago
Bond Dickinson
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Category: Lawyer Jobs
In-house Counsel

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Experience level:
4 years +


Working hours:



Southampton or Bristol

Our General Counsel Office play a vital role in assisting the Board in defining the firm's risk strategy and improving our service standards and procedures by setting and communicating our internal risk and best practice procedures and policies with a view to ensuring consistently excellent service delivery to our clients, managing our risk, meeting regulatory requirements and sharing best practice.

It’s the quality and commerciality of our service, our industry insight and the talent and passion of our people that engages our clients, and they love what we do. It also means that our people are engaged, and excited about the opportunities for growth and development in our business – there is no doubt that it's an exciting place to be.

So why do we have a vacancy?

The ever-growing business demands on this team has created an exciting new opportunity for an experienced commercial lawyer to work with them providing advice on contractual issues.

Reporting into our General Counsel this role can be based from either our Southampton or Bristol office and whilst full time is the ideal, for the right candidate consideration will be given to flexible or part-time hours.

What will you be doing?

You'll be working closely with our General Counsel and general executive management in a varied role which'll include assisting with the review of client engagement terms, client tender documentation, contractual arrangements with our third party suppliers and other procurement issues. You'll be responsible for developing and maintaining the firm's policies and procedures, reviewing client terms, delivering internal training and reviewing commercial agreements.

And that's not all as you'll also be drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide range of commercial contracts including data processing agreements, confidentiality agreements, procurement contracts (such as logistics, repair and maintenance, IT, engineering and facilities, consultancy, business services and outsourcing arrangements).

What does the ideal candidate look like?

You'll be a qualified commercial lawyer with at least 4 years' experience looking to move away from billable hours that enjoys significant commercial input and exposure to key executive members.

You'll have broad commercial contracts experience, an excellent knowledge and understanding of commercial contracts with the ability to draft in plain English whilst being able to communicate effectively at all levels with the confidence and credibility to support the commercial and operational teams. Ideally you'll also have experience in procurement and a good understanding of the regulatory environment in which law firms operate.

So what makes it so great to work here?

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a close-knit and valued team where you can learn from true leaders in their field and build your experience with access to great quality work and legal updates alongside our Commercial teams. Supported by a collegiate approach, and firm wide commitment to career development there are fewer better places to continue your career.

And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.

If you think that’s you, why not get in touch to find out more; my name is Emma Forrester and you can reach me on.

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