In-house Paralegal

Harrogate Permanent £30,000 - £35,000
  • In-house Legal Assistant / Legal Counsel Role
  • PE Backed Property business, fast growing,

About Our Client

My client is a leading manufacturer and developer in the property and construction sector; delivering high-quality, energy efficient homes. My client are private equity backed, and have ambitious growth plans to continue to take market share.

Job Description

  • Working with stakeholders across the business to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations relating to employment relationships, employee benefit programs, intellectual property rights, environmental and health & safety.
  • Working with the land/partnerships team on property documents for both land purchase, land sales and build/development agreements and identifying and helping mitigate risk.
  • Working closely with the General Counsel and senior finance professionals and the investor team (TDR) on corporate finance projects.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating various commercial and supplier contracts, including Terms and Conditions.
  • Communicating with any third-party bodies such as external counsel.
  • Support in managing and mitigating legal risks by reviewing and publicising company policies and procedures on risk management and data protection requirements.
  • Liaise with Insurance Brokers on day to day queries.
  • Company Secretarial duties (maintaining and updating company books, shareholder communications etc) and upgrading record storage process.
  • Preparing non-disclosure agreements and managing the internal NDA process.
  • Support legal aspects of the business's property portfolio.
  • Providing day-to-day advice to all areas of the business on all legal issues.
  • Promoting legal, compliance and risk management best practice throughout the company, with focus on GDPR, Modern Slavery and Anti-bribery and corruption.
  • Ad hoc training on legal updates.
  • Providing support to the HR team on employee issues, including subject access requests.
  • Supporting the General Counsel with project work and ad-hoc requirements.

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate will have:

  • Commercial and contractual drafting of legal documentation.
  • A general understanding of the structure of construction deals.
  • Overall broad legal knowledge (UK commercial law and governance, construction law, compliance, employment law, property law etc).
  • Ability to communicate precisely on legal matters/risks to non-legal colleagues.
  • Ability to advise with confidence and to present to internal & external stakeholders
  • Some previous Company Secretarial experience preferred

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity.
  • Positive, self-motivated and able to work effectively without close supervision.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise is essential.
  • Sound judgement and analytical skills.
  • Strong IT skills (including Microsoft Excel).

What's on Offer

Salary between £30,000 - £35,000

Career Progression

Benefits Package

Charlotte Haworth
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+44 161 829 0404

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Charlotte Haworth
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+44 161 829 0404
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