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Legal Assistant

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24 Apr 2021

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About the company: G4S, a leading global security and outsourcing group, specialising in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S have recently been acquired by Allied Universal making the company the biggest security provider and the 7th largest employer in the World.

As a Legal Assistant employed by G4S Secure Solutions (UK) Limited, you will support the Head of Legal, Contracts in ensuring that the G4S Secure Solutions (UK&I) business unit as a whole; (i) has the proper contractual relationships in place for all the services that it provides; and (ii) operates within the parameters of the G4S Legal Risk Management Policy for the UK&I Secure Solutions Region.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To Review and check contracts for signature by the authorised signatory of the relevant legal entity to ensure they reflect the final agreed version of the contract and where required completing a contract report summary
  • Providing assistance with ad hoc legal projects
  • Reviewing, drafting, redrafting and/or negotiating (if required):
  1. customer proposed changes to G4S standard terms and conditions
  2. non-disclosure agreements
  3. variations to contract;
  4. contracts based on standard terms and conditions or pre-agreed customer terms;
  5. contracts based on customer terms and conditions
  • Provide the business with:
  1. advice on; and
  2. possible solutions (by considering mitigating factors) to;

the commercial and legal risks associated with the customer proposed changes or customer terms and conditions;
  • Where required discuss and negotiate proposed changes with customer;
  • Provide assistance in ensuring the company has the proper contractual relationships in place for all of the business that it performs.
  • Ensure that relevant internal approvals are obtained through the correct channels/processes
  • If required provide advice and guidance to the business as to G4S rights and obligations under the terms of existing contracts.

About you

  • The successful candidate will have a minimum of two years experience in a similar role
  • Legally qualified with an LPC or other law related qualifications (e.g. CILEX) as minimum
  • Knowledge and understanding of contract and commercial law
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Ability to interpret contractual provisions and assess legal risks
  • Ability to negotiate contractual terms with lawyers and/or non-lawyers to agree terms which are mutually satisfactory
  • 5 years checkable history

In Return

  • Salary of up to £40,000 per annum
  • Remote Working Opportunities
  • 25 days Annual leave
  • Pension / Life Assurance
  • Perks at Work Scheme
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