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Solicitor

Employer
Pertemps Scotland
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Our client, a public sector body, seek a Solicitor (unrestricted Scottish Practice Certificate) for an interim period of 6 months.

This role offers hybrid working with base locations in Stirling, Eurocentral and Edinburgh.

This attracts a day rate of £220 - £270 (inside IR35) umbrella.
YOU REQUIRE TO HAVE A MINUMUM OF 2 YEARS PQE.

We are looking for a Scottish qualified solicitor to support the Corporate Solicitor in delivering legal advice to the organisation, with particular focus in the areas of:
Commercialisation, including consultancy and corporate work
Procurement, including commercial contracts;
Subsidy control and competition law;
Grant funding;
Data licencing;
Data protection;
General corporate governance.

Main duties:
Prioritise and deal with multiple instructions and requests to ensure that the numerous deadlines are met;
Deal with regular legal queries and some that may be more novel and complex;
Have extensive and detailed knowledge of Contract Law and interpret law into practical solutions, providing robust legally compliant advice;
Understand complex legal documents such as legislation and case law and be able to explain them to others with non-legal backgrounds;
Provide legal input to support the delivery of infrastructure projects;
Prepare and draft complex and sensitive correspondence, legal templates/contracts, notices, licences, Memorandums of Understanding, and funding agreements;
Write comprehensive reports, in terms of briefing materials for legal representatives and both written and oral reports to staff, including senior managers;
Represent the organisation at external stakeholder meetings;
Instruct external legal agents and monitoring their work;
Conduct such other tasks as may be instructed by the Corporate Solicitor.
Essential criteria:
Has a current unrestricted practising certificate from the law Society of Scotland;
Has demonstrable post qualified experience of providing legal advice in contract law;
Has an ability to understand the potential impact of the legal advice they are providing in light of the specific scientific/technical background;
Possesses an ability to demonstrate excellent and concise communication including, legal templates/contracts, notices, licences, Memorandums of Understanding, and funding agreements;
Be good at collaborating and influencing others, with an ability to build constructive working relationships at all levels across the organisation;
Is able to interpret the law into practice, in order to provide robust legal advice, in a simple way that connects with the client team;
Possess an ability to pay close attention to detail and strong analytical skills;
Be able to take a pragmatic, positive and proactive approach to a managing a busy workload, recognising the need to be able to adapt quickly in response to changing priorities
To apply, please submit your CV detailing how you meet the essential criteria and confirming you have a Practice Certificate with the Law Society of Scotland.
Or, for further details, contact Richard in our Glasgow office
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