Role details

In House Commercial Solicitor

Coventry   •   £50,000 - £60,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • A In house organisation looking to expand its existing team
  • Looking for a minimum of 3 years expereince with some in house experience

About Our Client

My client is a household name with strong links to Europe with head offices based in Paris. A conglomerate of three of the most respected brands in the motor industry and they have the accolades to prove it! winning everything from Car of the Year to the Motor Traders Award for New Car of the Year . Their Rally teams dominate the podiums around the world and they have just unveiled a new venture into Formula-E.

Job Description

My client has an exciting opportunity for a Solicitor/Legal Counsel. This new position will be working within the Legal team based in modern head offices in Coventry. The primary purpose of the position is to protect the interests of the Company and of related Group companies by the giving of reactive and proactive legal advice as required on general commercial contractual and compliance matters, to include where required drafting, negotiation, policy drafting, training and dispute resolution.

The main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Giving general commercial law advice on a broad range of matters to different business areas within the Company and related Group companies to enable those business areas to operate in the most effective manner within the law.
  • Governance and compliance work with particular emphasis on Competition law, Data Protection Law, Financial Services Law and Corporate Governance, Consumer Rights Act compliance, monitoring, advising on and reacting to legislative and regulatory changes affecting the business of the Company and related Group companies in the UK. Also supporting Head of Legal in company secretarial work.
  • Carrying out contract reviews and drafting in relation to tenders and other contracts for Fleet and Parts and Service Departments for supplies to customers and advising internal stakeholders on the best contractual means of protecting the interests of or enforcing the rights of the business.
  • Assisting the Head of Legal and Company Secretary in ensuring that the distribution and sales activities of the business comply with the requirements of competition law.
  • Reviewing proposed marketing and advertising material for compliance with applicable laws, codes of practice and Group norms and working with internal and external stakeholders to make necessary changes in a timely, pragmatic and effective way.
  • Advising the Legal Department in France as required from time to time on particular aspects of UK law and supporting advice in relation to Group initiatives and projects.

The Successful Applicant

To be considered for the position of In House Commercial Solicitor you will need a minimum of 3 years PQE within Commercial law with dome experience of working in house previously.

You will have sound general knowledge of the law, keen analytical skills, excellent communication and persuasive skills (both written and oral) and the self-confidence and approachable nature necessary to deal effectively with people at all levels of the organisation, both in the UK and in France. You need to be pragmatic and commercial in approach, and solutions-driven, not afraid of getting involved, not afraid of responsibility, and not afraid of stepping outside of your comfort-zone. Flexibility and adaptability are very important.

What's on Offer

  • Highly competitive salary of £50,000 - £60,000 per annum dependant on experience
  • Employee Car Scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Discounts on purchasing new and used vehicles
  • Company Contributed Pension Scheme

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