Role details

Legal Counsel

Coventry   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Legal Counsel
  • In House

About Our Client

For full details about this client, or a confidential and informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Kate James on 0121 6348800.

Job Description

In this role you will be responsible for;

    • Providing highly effective and timely legal advice to business managers in relation to general commercial contracts
    • Identifying and managing legal risks in the context of the overall commercial plans of the business
    • Drafting, negotiating, amending and reviewing a wide range of legal documents including master services agreements, software licences, support and maintenance agreements, consultancy and confidentiality agreements.
    • Assist with managing the intellectual property portfolios including trademarks, and intra-group arrangements
    • Advising on data protection issues, keeping the business up to date with all legal developments
    • Fully visible and accessible within the business working closely with sales, contract teams and clients as required
    • Representing the business in meetings with existing and potential clients
    • Providing a balanced and robust commercial approach to negotiations
    • Mitigation of litigation and disputes that arise
    • Providing high quality precedents for internal use, and inputting on internal processes from a legal and corporate governance perspective
    • Assisting with the drafting and implementation of legal policies and procedures
    • Leading on legal projects and specific areas of expertise
    • Encouraging the adoption of a strong and positive compliance culture

The Successful Applicant

We are looking for a qualified solicitor with the following;

    • 4 years plus PQE (or equivalent)
    • Happy to work without supervision
    • In house experience is preferred it is not essential
    • Accurate technical legal advice
    • Strong negotiation skills
    • Commercial acumen
    • Excellent free hand drafting skill

You will have the following core skills, knowledge and attributes;

    • Ability to translate complex legal and commercial issues and to communicate them in a clear and concise manner
    • Pro-active approach to providing solutions to risks of a commercial or legal nature
    • Displaying confidence and composure when in difficult negotiations
    • Ability to balance and prioritise own workload and work independently
    • Displaying a team ethos but with ability to work without supervision when required
    • Good communications and management skills to ensure that the financial, contract and operational delivery inputs are aligned and cohesive to mitigate the business risk
    • Flexible, personable and pragmatic
    • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to build strong working relationship with key stakeholders

What's on Offer

Competitive salary and fantastic opportunity to work In House.

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