Senior Commercial Lawyer

Expiring today

England, London
Up to £70000 per annum
28 Jan 2021
25 Feb 2021
JN -012021-1998951
Sasha Veitch
Job Title
In House Counsel
Practice Area
Company / Commercial
PQE Level
Contract Type
Full Time

This role is a 12 month maternity cover where the individual will be required to provide legal advice to all areas of the business.

Client Details

The client is a registered trade union.


  • Provision of a broad range of confident and independent specialist & technical commercial/ corporate/ company legal advice for client colleagues, to include (not an exhaustive list): contract law, compliance, data protection and privacy, intellectual property, trust and charities law, insurance, tax, pension and financial services, procurement and competition law.

  • Provide advice on primarily contract law but also to include other specialised areas of law e. defamation, company & corporate, data protection, electoral law, ethics, anti-bribery, modern slavery, corporate governance, and complex information technology contracts (not an exhaustive list)

  • Provide practical and effective legal advice across all areas of the business, in a commercial manner.

  • Provide advice on corporate governance and compliance processes and remain actively aware of the processes so as to improve and develop increasingly robust governance and compliance where opportunities arise.

  • Assess and analyse commercial contracts, including high value and high risk. Engage in contract negotiations from a legal perspective and draft appropriate legal documents.

  • Draft and negotiate a range of complex legal documents including template legal documents for use by legal colleagues and the client colleagues.

  • Working effectively with clients from across the business regarding the delivery of corporate/ commercial projects.


  • Recognised law qualifications, current practising certificate, and several years' in-house legal experience.

  • Strong team player with the ability to collaborate on projects with immediate team members as well as client colleagues.

  • Effectively communicating legal risk advice and providing constructive and practical commercial solutions that are legally compliant and which assist the delivery of the client's strategy and commercial and corporate objectives.

  • Extensive experience of analysing, negotiating and closing commercial transactions.

  • Proven experience of providing appropriate legal risk advice.

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.

  • Focused approach to delivering ingenious results by working to tight deadlines.

  • Ability to collaborate and build strong relationships with client colleagues across the large organisation with directorates and departments including Procurement, Technology Services,, Corporate Development (which includes Strategy & Insights & Charities), HR, Council Secretariat, Member Relations, Communications and Engagement (Public Affairs, News), Products and Sales (Conference Unit, Venues).

  • A strong commitment to high standards of service delivery and excellent customer care.

Job Offer

- 12 month maternity cover

- Competitive Pay for the sector

- 18% Pension contribution

- 33 days Holidays