Commercial Lawyer

Central London
Dependent on experience
11 Jan 2019
08 Feb 2019
Full Time
Experience Level
Junior Level, Mid Level

Commercial Lawyer

A Commercial Lawyer with 0- 2 years PQE is sought to join our in-house legal team based in Central London. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate who is possibly looking to make their first move in-house and grow within a supportive team.

Mears Group PLC is a highly successful company within the social housing repairs and maintenance, domiciliary care and construction industry.

You will provide legal and strategic advice to the business on commercial matters, assist in negotiating and drafting commercial and construction documents, provide commercial and practical solutions on a broad range of legal issues and a high level of customer satisfaction to both internal and external clients.  You will advise on, draft and negotiate a range of commercial contracts including  bespoke and standard forms of contracts at an early stage at the procurement process. You will also advise on risk management issues and compliance with all statutory obligations. Experience of property matters will be useful although not essential.

This is a varied role, advising across a diverse range of group companies and sectors including care services, information technology, projects/ energy, new developments and housing management. You will assist the Head of Group Legal / Group Commercial Solicitor with a wide range of commercial matters and work as part of a larger in-house team with exposure to other practice areas including litigation, property and employment. You will be expected to provide supervision and training to junior members of the Legal Department.

Candidates must have experience of working in commercial law,  technically excellent but, equally important, commercially aware with outstanding inter-personal skills. You will have a strong academic background and excellent communication and organisational skills.  Ideally you will have experience of working within an in-house environment and/or a background in social housing/outsourced service provision to the public sector.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to grow and develop with the business.

Salary: Competitive and range of company benefits

Mears Group Plc – company background

Mears is the largest housing repairs and maintenance provider in the UK, as well as being a leading domiciliary care provider. 

Mears employs approximately 10,500 people across the U.K. In partnership with our social housing clients, we maintain, repair and upgrade the homes of hundreds of thousands of people in communities from remote rural villages to large inner-city estates.

We like to recruit people who are enthusiastic about growing a successful business whilst also making a positive difference for our clients, their tenants and communities. 

For more information about Mears, please consult our website:

If you are interested in this role, please apply by sending your CV and covering letter before 15 February 2019 to:

Please note that because of the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to all applications. If you have not heard from us within 30 days of submitting your application, you have not been successful on this occasion.

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