Job posted6 DecLegal Counsel

  • Location: Basildon
  • Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 / Annum
  • Type: Contract
  • Posted: 06/12/2018
  • Closing Date: 13/12/2018

Job description

Legal Counsel - Basildon

A Legal Counsel with Commercial experience is required to work on a 12-Month fixed term contract in Basildon.

This is a twelve-month fixed term contract role working for a leading UK defence company.

Overview of the Legal Counsel fixed term contract role

The UK Legal team currently has a need for an experienced solicitor to join our team on a fixed term contract basis for 12 months. The role can be based in Basildon or Luton.

  • Provision of legal support to designated lines of business.
  • Providing commercially focused and pragmatic legal advice and services to internal stakeholders (particularly Commercial and Procurement).
  • Reviewing and drafting a broad range of complex, international agreements with a diverse range of customers, partners and suppliers, including collaboration agreements, terms and conditions of sale and IP licences.
  • Working collaboratively as a recognised legal expert integrated in a multi-disciplinary team, including liaising with and advising senior management.
  • Actively contributing to direct contract negotiations, ensuring robust protection for the company while supporting business winning and retention.
  • Supporting tender activities.
  • Assess and manage claims and dispute resolution processes.
  • Providing support and guidance on the protection, exploitation and enforcement of the company's intellectual property rights.
  • Monitoring and keeping up to date with legislative changes and relevant case law and being responsible for communicating bespoke and practical advice to colleagues both within the Legal team, and to colleagues within the business as applicable.
  • Assisting with wider business and ad-hoc legal activities as required.

Key skills required for the Legal Counsel

  • English or Scottish Qualified Lawyer.
  • Contract drafting skills.
  • Dispute management.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Strong drive to support the business and add value to the services the legal team deliver.
  • Solid relevant experience.
  • In-house and relevant industry experience would be beneficial, but not essential.

If you are an Legal Counsel with Commercial experience looking for a new contract either apply online or if would like to find out about other opportunities please contact Mark Ellis on or phone 0161 694 9196.

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