Legal Counsel

Wates Group
Leatherhead - KT22 7SW
Attractive Salary & Benefits
29 Aug 2019
26 Sep 2019
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Full Time
1-3 Years
Experience Level
Junior Level

Legal Counsel

We currently have a great new opportunity for a Legal Counsel to join our Legal team in Leatherhead. Reporting to the Legal Director and working closely with the Senior Legal Counsel, you will provide guidance and advice across the Wates business on any legal issues affecting the Wates Group.

You will focus predominately on non-contentious construction law issues, carry out tender reviews and negotiate building contracts, framework agreements, pre-construction services agreements, parent company guarantees, novation agreements and forms of collateral warranty.

You will also review, negotiate and draft sub-contracts, consultants’ appointments, performance bonds, retention bonds and letters of intent and provide advice on general contract law and commercial law issues where necessary.

Alongside this you will be required to advise on:

  •  Payment security (in respect of both the employer and the supply chain), including advising on escrow arrangements and payment guarantees, as well as on employer and supply chain insolvency issues.
  •  Other legal issues that may arise in relation to the Wates Group, including reviewing confidentiality agreements and general agreements for the supply of goods and services.
  • New legal developments of importance by way of monthly newsletters, internal updates and training sessions.

We are looking for you to be a qualified solicitor with some experience gained from working in a similar role and a good understanding of non-contentious construction law.

To be successful in the role you will be a professional and effective communicator along with a commercial, proactive, confident and pragmatic approach.

A bit about us:

Wates Group was established in 1897 and it is now one of the largest, most successful family-owned private construction, development and property services companies in the UK.

We employ around 4,000 people, working with a diverse range of clients and partners from across the public and private sectors. Our work is guided by inspiring better ways of creating the places, communities and businesses of tomorrow.

We offer our people the opportunity to grow their careers whilst working together to deliver the promises we make to our customers. Learning and development activity is aligned with our business priorities and in 2018 we invested c.£1.5m in 6,546 training and e-learning days.

As a responsible and inclusive employer, we are committed to equality and proud to have been recognised for this through a range of accolades including gold accreditations with both Investors in People and C2E (Committed to Equality).

Our In-house Recruitment Team embrace diversity and are focused on finding the best people to join us here at Wates. Apply today and one of our team will be in contact.

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