Senior Solicitor

A part time (15 hours a week), permanent opportunity has arisen for a Senior Solicitor to join a large, fast paced in-house legal team and work on a broad range of matters. The successful candidate will be required to provide legal advice across areas of law including but not limited to information law, intellectual property, contracts, procurement, trusts, charity, litigation, insolvency, subsidy and state aid, public law and judicial review. In addition to providing substantive advice, the role requires a Senior Solicitor to be able to research and upskill on new areas of law very swiftly. Further, it is expected that the Senior Solicitor will use their legal knowledge to improve the organisations internal processes and precedents and ensure that it complies with statutory and regulatory frameworks at all times.

The role can be based at any of the UK offices, these are Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Newcastle and Newtown. But candidates will be required to travel to London on occasion

Essential Criteria

  • UK qualified solicitor, barrister or equivalent
  • At least five years’ relevant experience in private practice or in-house Legal in a medium/large sized organisation
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills

Desirable Criteria

  • Excellent attention to detail and good drafting and negotiation skills
  • Good communication and client management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple demands and priorities with good organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to quickly grasp new legal concepts
  • Ability to use your initiative to proactively improve ways of working
  • Experience or knowledge of public law and procurement law

 

Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.

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.

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Louise Fussell

Louise Fussell

Manager - Legal Recruitment Public Sector, Charities & Not for Profits