Locum Inhouse Commercial Counsel

England, Hampshire
£40 - £45 per hour
06 Feb 2023
14 Feb 2023
Natalie Ferguson
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

Inhouse Commercial Counsel

Sellick Partnership are currently recruiting on behalf of our NHS client for the position of Inhouse Commercial Counsel.

The postholder will act as the sole In-House Commercial Counsel within a team of lawyers of other legal specialties, supported by General Legal Counsel. The postholder will provide a professional and confidential business support function to multiple departments within the organisation, including the senior executive team

Responsibilities include:

  • Drafting, reviewing, advising on and approving a full range of commercial contracts covering a range of subject areas
  • Leading on legal negotiations with third parties and their legal representatives in connection with commercial contracts, property and dispute issues
  • Drafting, reviewing, advising on and approving a full range of commercial property transactional documents, including leases, licences, sale and purchase of land documentation and agreements
  • Maintenance of contract and property databases
  • Supporting contract management
  • Advising on and assisting with the management of commercial disputes
  • Advising the Data Protection Officer on queries relating to matters of data protection, data security and privacy; Advising on IP queries when they arise
  • Drafting agreements and technical documentation to support the procurement process and advising on procurement matters
  • Advising on commercial risk
  • Continuously review and approve standard form agreements, legal policies and procedures
  • Developing templates for use by the Legal team and more widely in the organisation
  • Conducting legal training as required
  • Contributing to various Legal team initiatives and projects
  • Deputising for the General Legal Counsel when required
  • Recommending appropriate courses of action to the General Legal Counsel on commercial issues

This is a full time locum role whilst the role is recruited to on a permanent basis. The client is able to offer fully remote or hybrid working dependant on preference.

The successful candidate will be a qualified lawyer with experience, knowledge and expertise in commercial contract and property law with demonstrable competence in managing and advising on commercial risk. This role would ideally suit a lawyer with at least 2 years PQE.

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience for the position of Locum Inhouse Commercial Counsel please apply now or contact Natalie Ferguson in our Manchester Office.

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