In House Commercial Counsel

England, West Midlands, Birmingham
£50000 - £65000 per annum
14 Jun 2018
12 Jul 2018
Kate James
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Full Time
Practice Areas
4-6 Years
Experience Level
Mid Level

For full details about this vacancy please contact Kate James on 0121 6348800.


Strategic Advice and Projects

  • Supporting corporate and other strategic initiatives

    • Take a lead advisory role on a range of corporate, commercial and procurement matters

    • Distil ideas coming from operational management and personnel and prioritise key initiatives based on growth potential and shareholder value

    • Support the business in generating tactical commercial options and see the consequences/implications of each option

    • Act as a problem solver, providing pragmatic guidance with a good sense of judgement, appropriately balancing the competing interests of facilitating business, protecting assets and limiting liability

    • Support due diligence

    Contracts Review and Approval

  • Sales Contracts: negotiates the best possible outcome
  • Ensure Risks are carefully managed, with risk balanced against reward
  • Deliverable and technical documents are understood and consistent with the commercial deal
  • Procurement Contracts

    • Ensure that the legal part of the procurement processes is efficient


  • Advise with respect to its claims and disputes including:

    • the provision of advice on strategy and tactics in order to achieve the optimal outcome

    • managing dispute budgets

    • helping negotiate settlement with or without the aid of mediation, where possible
    • Support compliance programmes

    • Investigate any compliance issues, as may be requested from time to time


    We are looking for:

    • A qualified solicitor with 2 plus years PQE
    • A commercial solicitor who wants to move in house

    • has achieved 'trusted adviser' status within a commercial team and other functions with whom they have worked

    • at least 3-5 years relevant PQE;

    • the ability to win the confidence of key individuals through a commercial and pragmatic approach, offering innovative ideas and solutions. The ability to win people over, rather than directing people what to do;

    • good negotiating skills with the ability to identify the main value and risk issues and to resolve them effectively in line with the business case;

    Job Offer

    Good basic salary and benefits package.

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