In House Group Solicitor
In-House Group Solicitor Job in Swindon with international consumer facing business
Your new company
This employer of choice are an international company who are looking for a qualified lawyer to join their Swindon office and provide legal support on a wide range of issues to the whole of the business. The role entails extensive contact and interaction with business representatives at all levels of the organisation. My client are a specialist distribution company, who offer market-leading expertise in a range of industries, operating in both the UK and worldwide.
Your new role
Reporting to the Senior Group Solicitor, you will assist the Group Legal function, with specific responsibility for day-to-day legal matters across the core businesses within the Group and with particular emphasis on commercial law, contract drafting/negotiation and contract management, thereby ensuring that the Group remains legally compliant and that risk is mitigated effectively.
Within your new role you will provide general and commercial legal support to businesses in the Group, including advice on tender proposals; contract drafting, reviewing and negotiating; dealing with ad-hoc customer/supplier complaints; corporate support in relation to the Group's M&A strategy; advising on UK competition law and data protection matters; supporting with intellectual property and IT matters; and providing first level support in relation to dispute resolution. Other duties will involve managing external advisors on discrete matters and assisting with drafting trading and internal company policies and dealing with compliance/enforcement issues.
What you'll need to succeed
You will be a qualified lawyer with 2-4 PQE, although an applicant with less or more experience will be considered. Experience in a non-contentious commercial role is highly desirable; in-house exposure would be an advantage but is not critical. You will be inquisitive, with a thirst to learn and a proactive approach to personal development, and possesses strong analytical skills.You must be able to work confidently to deadlines, work accurately when under pressure and handle multiple tasks. You will need to be able to work comfortably both in a team and individually.
What you'll get in return
This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified Lawyer to join a successful business and have extensive contact with all aspects of the company. A competitive salary, car allowance and benefits are on offer; free parking is also available on site.
What you need to do now
If you are interested in applying for this position click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new role, please contact Harriet Chapman in complete confidence at Hays. We would expect a lawyer with the given PQE to have gained the level of experience required, but this does not preclude applications from those with more or less PQE.