We are seeking an In-House Lawyer to join our existing Legal & Compliance team of six, reporting to the General Counsel.
The successful candidate will advise on a wide range of legal, risk and compliance matters, including commercial contracts, client engagement terms, policies, intellectual property rights and data protection law.
This role would particularly suit a newly qualified lawyer or junior associate , looking to make the transition from fee earning to an in-house legal position, with the advantages this brings of breadth of work and excellent work-life balance.
As an In-House Lawyer at LCP what can you expect?
- Reviewing, drafting and advising on a wide range of commercial contracts with suppliers, including for IT services, software licence and support agreements, facilities services and professional services. Supervising a paralegal/trainee to review more simple agreements, such as events contracts.
- Helping develop and maintain policies and procedures for the management of suppliers.
- Reviewing, drafting and advising on client related contracts, such as engagement terms, master services agreements, non-disclosure agreements and release letters.
- Advising the business on new services, including associated risks, contracts, licence terms and website terms.
- Acting as trusted advisor to the firm’s Partners and the IT, HR, Administration, Finance and Business Development teams.
- Advising on policies, covering areas such as HR, Corporate Responsibility, Data Security and Professional Standards.
- Providing guidance and support to client teams and Business Development with responses to client queries and tenders.
- Advising on a wide range of other legal, risk and compliance matters affecting the firm, including intellectual property rights, data protection law and website terms.
What essential skills and personal qualities do I need to apply for this role?
- Qualified solicitor; 0 to 2 years’ post qualification experience preferred. Other PQE levels will be considered.
- Company / commercial law experience in private practice preferred.
- Strong business acumen. Ability to take a commercial and practical approach.
- Ability to work as part of a team with fluctuating workload. Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise workload.
- Excellent communication skills. Friendly / outgoing personality. Able to maintain high standard of professionalism at all times.
- Strong negotiation skills with both legal and commercial issues.
- Excellent IT skills - Excel, Word, Outlook.
- Flexibility of tasks and hours covered and to travel and work from other LCP offices (NB Travel expenses paid where working from alternative offices).
Why work for LCP?
- We believe that our biggest strength is our people. We are home to talented, well-recognised industry experts, and we are committed to ensuring a bright and interesting future for all staff to join our ever-growing partnership.
- We work with you to develop your personal and professional skills to help you build a successful career within the firm. We aim to recruit and develop the best people who enjoy the challenge of providing the highest level of work.
- We seek to build an inclusive workplace where all forms of diversity are valued, including gender, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, physical abilities or background.
To apply for this position please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or to speak further about the opportunity please call Karina Lee on 01962 872713