Legal Counsel, Manchester

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BCL Legal
England, Greater Manchester, City Of Manchester
23 Sep 2021
21 Oct 2021
Louisa Phillips
Job Title
Practice Area
Commercial Contracts
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7, NQ
Contract Type
Full Time

Legal Counsel, Manchester

This is a unique opportunity to work in a Legal Counsel role at a leading international firm. The role can offer a challenging breadth of commercial contracts work acting purely for the firm (no external client work) and with no chargeable hours target - applicants from in house or private practice backgrounds will be considered. Flexible and agile working options are welcomed.

The opportunity
*A rare opportunity for a junior to mid level Legal Counsel (NQ-5 PQE) to work at a leading international law firm.
*Be part of a dynamic, growing team at the forefront of cutting edge change in the legal sector.
*Handle a challenging, varied, commercial contracts caseload including multi million pound IT contracts through to IP, data and privacy, outsourcing, HR and employment matters.
*Working closely with the firms in-house procurement team you will sit in the firms in-house commercial contracts team supporting the firm in its sourcing, contracting and management of 3rd party suppliers, both in the UK and internationally.
*Have the scope to work on matters in their entirety including drafting, reviewing, negotiating and advising on a wide range of commercial contracts in support of the procurement, contracting and supplier management activities undertaken by the firm and its wider group.

Candidate requirements
*NQ-5 PQE.
*Technical excellence in contract drafting and amending and an ability to apply skills to a wide range of commercial contracts for services and equipment.
*Good negotiation skills.
*Some knowledge of data protection, IP, tech and employment law would be advantageous.
*Ability to assist on the drafting of service requirements and service level agreements.
*Commercial awareness and ability to make sound judgements on contract issues and level of acceptable risk.
*A team player with the ability to form relationships with internal stakeholders and engage with senior members of the firm.

For a candidate looking to move away from a standard fee earning role managing external clients, this is a rare opportunity whist staying within the environment of an international firm. There is huge scope for flexibility within this role in terms of working patterns and remote working.

Please contact Louisa Phillips with your CV to be considered.

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