In House Solicitor - 12 month fixed term

Location: Cheshire, Manchester
Experience: 2-4 Years, 5-7 Years
Specialism: Commercial Litigation, Commercial/IP, Compliance, Regulatory
Date Posted: June 12, 2018
Job ID: 859
Employment Type: Permanent
In House Solicitor - Cheshire

There is a lot to cover here so lets start with the basics. The role arises at a leading Plc with their headquarters based in South Manchester.

The current legal team is small comprising around 3 people with a varying degree of experience across a fairly diverse range of disciplines to compliment the requirements of the business.

The role itself arises on a 12 month fixed term contract but the wider hope is that there could well be scope for that to extend or progress to a more permanent position.

The role itself is more unusual in that it is not in the traditional mould of commercial contracts or corporate in terms of the broader requirements.

At its heart there is a strong element of project management in order to maximise and productively engage with external lawyers on a range of areas. Additionally the team proactively engage with internal stakeholders on general data protection matters as well as wider regulatory and compliance aspects, often with a lean towards the consumer side. The team also deal with escalated customer issues so exposure to an understanding of wider aspects on the litigation side would certainly be advantageous.

The ability to communicate at all levels from shop floor to customer to key stakeholders is essential so you will need to have a level of patience and robustness balanced with a real desire to help. Equally you will need to be able to distil key issues and get to the heart of matters.

The business and the legal team are incredibly helpful and friendly and you will have support throughout in terms of learning any new areas as well as getting to grips with the intricacies of the business.

As a result the skill set is slightly different to most commercial contracts driven in house roles. You will need to have a minimum of 3 years PQE in either a general commercial role or a wider regulatory or litigation (commercial or civil) position. 

If you feel that the role could be something of interest and represent a fantastic first move in house to set you on that path then please send your CV to Paul Warburton for consideration.

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