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Commercial Contracts Lawyer

Type: Permanent
Location: London Central, London
Pay Details: £35,838 - £43,383 plus up to £3,500pa market supplement (All market supplements are payable pro rata as an addition to monthly salary and reviewable at the end of each calendar year (ie 31 December 2017)
Sector: Public Sector/Not-for-Profit
Experience Level: Lawyer
Reference: ZA/022157

LAW Absolute is currently recruiting on an exclusive basis to a permanent Commercial Contracts and EU Procurement Lawyer position with an innovative and well regarded local authority shared service, with offices in London and the Home Counties.

Our client is a Lexcel and Investors in People Gold accredited practice, who embrace change and innovation and are regarded as being extremely forward thinking with their approach.

About the position

Contracts Lawyers within the practice are expected to undertake the following duties:

•           Provide advice and have conduct of legal files relating to contracts, procurement and information law matters.

•           Draft and negotiate commercial contracts to include construction contracts and service contracts

•           Support corporate projects and advise on contract related governance issues

•           Advise senior officers within the practice’s local authority clients

•           Advise on procurements for compliance with the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and other EU Legislation

The successful candidate will be required to pick up a caseload from the outset; therefore it is important you have previous experience carrying a contracts caseload with minimal supervision. Candidates from both the public and private sector with relevant experience are encouraged to apply for this position, as the practice’s current staff is drawn from both sectors.

There is flexibility for the role to be based in the practice’s London or Home Counties’ office, both of which offer excellent transport links. As our client is a shared service there is an expectation of travel to other clients’ offices and those of other law firms when required.  

About you

The successful candidate will not only have previous commercial contracts experience but will also be ambitious, driven by delivering a high quality service and be able to work under pressure. Experience advising on public procurement matters is advantageous, although consideration will be given to less experienced candidates with the right personal qualities to succeed in the practice. 

If you would be interested in applying to this position then please send your CV to Zoe Alex- zalex@lawabsolute.com or call 020 7092 8012 for a confidential conversation. The closing date for applications for this position is Monday 24th July 2017.

At LAW Absolute we endeavour to respond to all applications within 48 hours.  However due to the volume of applications we receive we may not be able to respond to every candidate individually.  If you have not heard from us within a 48 hour timeframe your application has not been successful and your details have not been retained.

LAW Absolute acts as an employment business for temporary recruitment and as an employment agency for fixed term contract and permanent recruitment.

LAW Absolute has specialised in legal local government recruitment since 2003. Today, almost 400 lawyers work through LAW Absolute within local government throughout England and Wales. Our reputation, networks and exceptional market knowledge place LAW Absolute in the prime position to provide the best possible service to both employers and lawyers seeking work.

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  • Zoe Alex
  • Director - Head of Local Government and Regional Private Practice
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After completing four years at the University of Essex studying the LLB and LLM,…

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