Commercial Solicitor

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Recruiter
Reed Legal
Location
South Ashford, Kent
Salary
28000.0000
Posted
22 Jul 2017
Closes
21 Aug 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Business:

Employing over 10,000 people the organisation supplies a diverse customer base across the food industry.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an In-House Solicitor to join a busy legal team, assisting the Group Secretary and General Counsel while working alongside other solicitors in the team. The candidate will be required to provide sound legal and commercial advice to the business.

Principal accountabilities:

• To assist the Group Secretary & General Counsel, as well as the other solicitors in the team, with the review and negotiation of customer contracts and any other legal contracts (including trading agreements, service agreements, confidentiality agreements, terms and conditions of sale/purchase) with suppliers and customers
• To provide legal advice on demand to internal colleagues at all levels across the above businesses, on a wide variety of topics, under the guidance of the solicitors in the team.
• To provide cover for fellow solicitors in the team, as required due to team's workload or absence.
• To assist the assistant company secretary, as required, with matters including insurance renewal, music workplace licences and data protection matters.
• Strive to improve professional development across the team by researching and investigating new legal developments, to keep the team abreast of forthcoming changes.
• Contribute towards implementing compliance and legal processes across the business.
• Ensure the business has a clear understanding of the contracts which they have in place, and assist in the implementation of technology within the legal team.
• Strike up and build a strong rapport with internal teams.
• Work autonomously as well as within a close-knit team environment.

Knowledge and Experience:

Qualified Solicitor – NQ – 3 years
In-House experience desirable but not essential
Excellent negotiation skills
Sound technical knowledge of commercial contract law
Strong team player with a can do attitude and commercial approach

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