Commercial Lawyer, plus 6PQE

Arbuthnot Yon
Coventry, West Midlands (GB)
07 Aug 2019
04 Sep 2019
Full Time

One of the largest employers in the Midlands is seeking a senior commercial lawyer to manage and lead a small team of lawyers; act lead lawyer and business partner to operational businesses; and advise on a broad range of complex legal matters.   Full or part-time applications will be considered. 

This is an excellent opportunity for a lawyer to join a leading organisation and step up into a leadership role and gain some great experience.  Alternatively, you may be a lawyer operating at this level already and seeking a new challenge. 

Reporting into the Legal Director you will: 

  • Have responsibility for managing junior members of the Legal team, acting as a mentor/coach and point of reference for them for advice on contract terms, and legal and governance issues
  • Be a strategic business partner, taking ownership of the legal demands of the relevant  business areas
  • Build and maintain strong relationships between Legal and commercial colleagues across the organisation, including the commercial teams and senior stakeholders
  • Draft and negotiate complex agreements with key clients and suppliers, providing commercially focused legal advice to various business teams
  • Provide regular training to the wider business teams on legal issues which may impact the business

This is an excellent opportunity to undertake a varied role whilst having additional management and business facing responsibilities.  As such this position would be suited to a lawyer who is commercial in outlook, enjoys developing internal relationships and would enjoy developing and supporting a talented team of Legal Counsel lawyers. 

To be successful, you will have at least 6 years’ PQE gained in-house or private practice with experience in commercial law.  Applications will be considered from lawyers currently working in leading in-house businesses as well as private practice law firms. 

Applications will be considered from lawyers seeking a full or part-time role.  This is a very flexible working environment with offers a great work life balance and holidays and varied and interesting work.

For further information please contact Victoria Moore at Arbuthnot Yon on or 07971666134 

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