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Legal Counsel – Fixed Term Contract

Employer
QED Legal
Location
London
Salary
£70000 - £90000 per annum
Closing date
30 Jun 2023
Reference
SC41563A

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House, Barristers, In-House
Experience Level
Mid Level, Senior Level
Contract
Contract
Hours
Full Time
Practice Areas
Company/Commercial, Corporate
PQE
4-6 Years, 7+ Years

Job Details

Our client is looking for an In-house Legal Counsel / Commercial Lawyer to join their highly regarded legal team for a six-month fixed term contract. This is a varied role involving drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts and agreements. You will also be advising and assisting the business on a wide range of other legal matters.

Hybrid Working Opportunity - The head office is based in London, and they would consider candidates who can come into the office one to two days a week. If candidates wanted to work in the office more that too is possible.

The ideal candidate:
  • A strong grounding in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts
  • Able to work in a busy in-house legal department and provide day to day commercial advice to all departments within the business which might include areas such as data protection, corporate and disputes
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate legal issues in a business-friendly way and influence key stakeholders
  • Able to effectively manage competing priorities and stakeholder expectation
  • A UK qualified solicitor with strong academics with at least 4 years PQE
Our client envisages that candidates with at least 4 years PQE plus will have the relevant skills / knowledge for this position, however this has been given as an approximate guide for applicants and our client is happy to consider the applications of candidates who fall outside of this PQE range but who have the relevant experience.

For more information on this great in-house opportunity please contact Simon Campbell at QED Legal. If this position isn’t for you but you know someone who could be suitable then please let us know. We offer a reward fee for any successful referrals. For full details please see our website.

Company

As a recruiter you have to network and speak to large amounts of people and lots of law firms to really understand the market and have the connections to match people with opportunity quickly when the time arises. A good recruiter needs to be Quick, Excellent and Dynamic in everything that they do. Allow the team at QED to demonstrate what they can do for your career.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
• Partner moves – both full equity and fixed share equity
• Team moves
• Firm Mergers / Bolt-on’s
• Succession / retirement planning
• In House Counsel
• Patent / Trademark Attorneys
• Other jurisdictions – placing lawyers into and from other countries
• Professional Support Lawyers
• Associate moves – focusing not just on team and culture fit but also client and work quality and room for future advancement.
• Assistant moves – lawyers cannot afford to make mistakes with their career moves. In the crucial early years exposure to the correct mentor and clients is essential.
• Legal professionals – FILEX, MILEX, ILEX, Licenced Conveyancers, paralegals, legal assistants and fee earners
• Support services - practice managers, COLP / COFA – regulatory and compliance, office managers, IT developers, case management specialists, law costs draftsmen and negotiators, legal secretaries, legal cashiers

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