Legal Adviser

Folkestone, Kent
£40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
27 Sep 2016
25 Oct 2016
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time

Legal Adviser

£40,000 - £45,000 + benefits


Eurotunnel manages, maintains and operates the Channel Tunnel from Folkestone to Coquelles in France. The service provided is unrivalled in terms of speed, ease, and reliability, and is the most environmentally friendly way to cross the Channel. Due to continued growth and diversification, the Legal team is seeking a pro-active commercial lawyer to deliver legal services across the business.

The tunnel infrastructure enables our shuttle trains to carry passenger and commercial freight vehicles and also allows the running of 3rd party passenger and freight trains. In a record breaking 2015, Eurotunnel shuttle trains carried over 1.4 million trucks, and 2.6 million passenger vehicles and facilitated the transportation of over 1.4m tonnes of freight and some 10.4m Eurostar passengers through the Channel Tunnel.

Reporting to the Senior Legal Adviser, you will be a key member of the bi-national legal team supporting the provision of legal services to internal customers across the group. In order to achieve these goals you will need to be a pragmatic, gregarious individual with exceptional communication skills and the confidence to work closely with clients and colleagues at all levels. You will demonstrate a sensible approach to problem solving that takes into account the company’s business priorities.

Legal Adviser Responsibilities will include:

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a range of commercial contracts for the business including those relating to the procurement of goods and services, rail and infrastructure related projects, sales/marketing agreements and IT/IP contracts;
  • Advising all areas of the business on commercial and operational legal issues including data protection and competition law and dispute resolution; and
  • Supporting the management of legal priorities and objectives within the business.

You will be a UK qualified solicitor/barrister with at least two years’ PQE*, experience in a commercial environment and living within easily commutable distance of the UK terminal in Folkestone. French language skills would be a distinct advantage.

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Reference to PQE is a guide and does not exclude applications from those with more or less experience who can demonstrate the required attributes.