In House Solicitor

England, West Yorkshire, Leeds
17 May 2019
13 Jun 2019
Susan McNulty
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Full Time
Experience Level
Junior Level, Mid Level, Senior Level

Our client a leader in its sector based in Leeds is looking to recruit a Commercial or Corporate Solicitor to join their in house legal team.


Negotiate, draft and review customer, supplier and outsourcing agreements across the whole range of goods and services including B2B, B2C on the customer side and IT, Property and General Services on the supply side

Support regulated business with legal and compliance matters including advice on legal issues relating to regulated products, agreements, new marketing and other promotional materials and Treating Customers Fairly

Instructing and managing external legal counsel as required

Supporting the Company Secretary with drafting documents and completing filing requirements

Managing the Group's Growth Share Scheme including administration of scheme, issue of new shares and filing HMRC returns

Drafting and updating policy documents, websites and marketing material as the need arises

Provide commercial advice and support to the New Business and Tender teams including on strategic pricing issues and other commercial agreements

Legal ownership of template terms and conditions and ensuring that they are maintained and updated in accordance with any business or legal requirements

Advise and support the Group with regards to IT, IP and data protection matters

Ensure that all legal arrangements comply with the Group's internal Policies and Risk Parameters

Assist the Senior Legal Counsel and General Counsel in handling key strategic matters from a legal perspective

Awareness of operational and regulatory risk, which may impact on the Group. Responsible for reporting to the Legal Team any risk which may impact on the business

Supervision of junior members of the team including Trainee Solicitor

Deal with key stakeholders at all levels across the business

Align with key stakeholders on delivering legal priorities, including by delivering training and management on key legal topics such as essentials of contract law, and policy needs

Support the Legal and Compliance team with knowledge management

Assist other members of the Legal and Compliance team with workload

Building strong relationships with the businesses and functions, including Procurement, IT, Finance, New Business and Account Management

Providing expert, pragmatic, commercial advice and support

Proactively identifying arising risk areas and working with the business to develop risk mitigation solutions and controls

Keeping aligned with the Group's strategic goals, market conditions and legal developments


The role requires a technically excellent and pro-active lawyer to provide commercial and legal advice to the Group's businesses as well as advising on compliance, data protection and regulated activities as the need arises. This is an in house Commercial role where you will also undertake other areas of legal work.

Job Offer

The salary will be commensurate with the level of PQE and the benefits include a car allowance and bonus.

This would be an excellent in house role for a Junior or Mid level solicitor. Can you please call Susan McNulty on 0796 7751440 if you want to discuss this role or any other in house roles in the North.

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