In-house Solicitor

We currently have a requirement for an in-house Solicitor. In this role you will review, manage and negotiate various legal aspects of the business, primarily focusing on contracts. This is an excellent opportunity for a Solicitor with Commercial Contracts experience to develop their skill set in a dynamic, fast paced environment. This is a part-time role working 25 hours per week.

The Job Role

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Drafting and negotiating contracts,consultant appointments, warranties/third party rights, trade contracts and other construction documentation
  • Advising on the construction aspects of development and finance agreements, including security documentation, such as bonds and guarantees.
  • Supporting the team on the wide variety of construction-related issues and dealing with ad-hoc construction-related legal queries
  • Advising on engineering contracts, construction procurement, including Two Stage JCT Design & Build and Construction Management.
  • Liaise with external legal advisers/insurance brokers
  • Participate in client/supplier meetings as required including travel to client sites
  • Maintain contracts in an orderly manner and raise awareness within the company of legal and related commercial risks associated with contracts
  • Provide training on contractual matters to assist business departments within the company
  • Communicate widely with all staff (e.g. team briefings regarding company specific information etc)

What are we looking for?

The following skills/experience are essential:

  • Qualified as a Solicitor in N Ireland (or similar jurisdiction) with at least two years’ post qualification experience.
  • Previous experience within a commercial legal role (to include involvement with large complex transactions)
  • Excellent communication skills with all levels of staff
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver to tight deadlines
  • A clean and full driving licence

The following skills/experience are desirable:

  • Previous experience within the construction industry
  • Previous experience of dealing with contentious matters

Why work for us?

  • Competitive Salary and benefits package
  • Contributory pension
  • Westfield Health
  • Laptop and mobile phone
  • Salary sacrifice schemes
  • Satisfying projects to work on and a great team to be part of

Interested in the Job?

If you feel you have something to contribute above the ordinary then we would love to hear from you.

Please send us your CV and we will get back to you!

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