Legal Advisor

England, Wiltshire, Swindon
£35000 - £45000 per annum
07 Dec 2018
04 Jan 2019
Oliver Jones
Vacancy Type
Barristers, In-House
Full Time
Practice Areas
Experience Level
Junior Level

Our client is a leading third party logistics and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland. As the largest British logistics company they work in industry sectors as diverse as milk, defence, energy, retail, consumer goods and construction, supporting every stage of development and adding value through our supply chain expertise and innovative approach to logistics challenges. With over 17,000 colleagues across more than 200 sites and a 3,400 strong fleet of vehicles, they put their customers at the heart of everything they do.


  • Drafting and maintaining legal precedents
  • Supporting and advising Procurement on their standard SOGAS agreements
  • Drafting and negotiating a broad range of commercial contracts and agreements including:
  • NDA/confidentiality agreements;
  • LOIs and outsourcing agreements;
  • Variation and novation agreements;
  • General logistics agreements; and
  • IT agreements (as customer and supplier)
  • Identifying and mitigating legal risks whilst ensuring a pragmatic approach
  • Providing the business with ad hoc legal advice as and when needed
  • Identifying and mitigating legal risk and keeping abreast of regulatory and market developments that will impact the business
  • Reviewing and drafting policies and procedures, e.g. concerning data protection, social media and anti-bribery
  • Experience in managing databases or internal registers, e.g. risk, litigation and data registers


  • Suitable for NQ-2PQE (A guide as to level of work only)
  • Proficiency in working in a fast-paced and complex business environment
  • Ability to work alongside a small but busy team and prioritise work to ensure timescales are met
  • Commercially-focused and aware of the balance between business needs and risk
  • Well-developed communication skills with the ability to build relationships and influence individuals at all levels of the organisation
  • Clear, authoritative and professional communication skills
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Approachable and responsive
  • Willing to "take control" and make considered decisions
  • Self-motivated and drives for continuous improvement
  • Strong sense of integrity and values required to maintain standards and legal adherence
  • Desirable: experience within an in-house legal position or via secondment
  • Desirable: experience in advising on TUPE or GDPR
  • Desirable: completed a seat in Corporate or experience of Company Secretarial activity

Job Offer

Competitive salary and significant opportunities for career progress, as well as training enrichment and multi-skilling, in a dynamic working environment.

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