Contracts Locum Solicitor

We are working with a well-established Local Authority in the Berkshire Region looking for a Commercial Contracts Lawyer to join their department for an initial 3-month period.

The successful candidate must be UK qualified and have upwards of 12 months’ experience in:

  • Commercial contracts matters
  • Public procurement experience is advantageous

Expertise in dealing with a wide range of contracts including:

  • Providing general advice
  • Negotiating and drafting agreements
  • Large scale development projects
  • Joint venture, partnerships, SPVs
  • JCT building contracts
  • NEC and general building contracts
  • Construction Law matters
  • Contracts for goods and services
  • Contractual disputes

You will need to have experience of handling your own legal caseload which will include complex matters.

The Council offers a flexible working environment. Previous commercial contracts legal experience in a local authority is essential.

Pay rate is between £45-55 per hour.

The local authority is looking for a candidate to start as soon as possible. Due to the urgent nature of the role, we are looking to speak to candidates available on no more than 2 weeks’ notice.

To register your interest in the role, please send your updated CV to

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Melanie Musoke

Melanie Musoke

Consultant - Local Government