Senior Legal Counsel

HVAC Recruitment Ltd
30 Sep 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a permanent full time job working for one of the UK's leading Facilities Management companies who have traded for over 75 years. They employ a large number of mechanical and electrical engineers throughout the UK and specialist in providing building services maintenance cover to many well known clients. They are looking to permanently recruit a Senior Legal Counsel to work at an office in Leeds with a vey good salary on offer. Key Accountabilities: - Responsibility for legal support on a broad range of commercial construction and outsource transactions - Providing commercial legal advice - Assisting in the governance of transactions at local and group level - Working closely with colleagues including throughout the Group and with customers - Occasional management of external legal resource on particular projects - Providing advice to operational teams on appropriate strategies in relation to disputes that have not yet been formalised - Involvement in developing and delivering toolkits and legal awareness training on various issues for colleagues across the business on the legal process such as how to use precedent documentation, how to avoid legal pitfalls Knowledge and Skills: - Good knowledge of relevant areas of law including outsourcing, construction, contract, commercial, intellectual property, employment, data protection and bribery and corruption - Experience of PFI and UK Public Procurement - Knowledge of construction industry standard forms - Strong drafting and negotiating skills - Ability to deal with risk management, governance and compliance. - Ability to manage a sizeable workload in a fast paced environment. - Ability and willingness to travel as required - Comfortable with stakeholder management but also able to work with colleagues at all levels of the business Qualifications - UK (or common law equivalent) qualified solicitor or barrister with exstensive PQE Experience: - Experience of commercial outsource transactions - Experience of construction and development projects - Experience in leading on complex transactions - Previous in-house experience
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