Interim Legal Counsel – Transport

  • Location
    City of London, London
  • Contract Type
    Fixed Term Contract
  • Posted
  • Start Date
  • Expiry Date

Purpose of the Role

To support the Head of Legal & Contracts (acting) in addressing the UK HQ and divisional-wide legal needs of the business. This is a much broader business legal role than typical for a legal counsel reflecting the innovative multi-disciplinary approach of the business.

Although currently envisaged to be for a fixed 12 months’ maternity cover, there is the strong likelihood the role will become permanent as the business continues to grow.

Key Areas of Responsibility & Accountability

  • Support the business in addressing its legal needs across a spectrum of legal areas including construction, corporate, commercial, and procurement.
  • As a Legal Counsel, you will be responsible for the delivery of commercially focused, legal advice and support to the business.
  • Managing disputes.
  • Dealing with acquisitions and disposals.
  • Assisting in delivering or facilitating training within the Procurement Team and, where appropriate, across the business.
  • Involvement in Data Protection and liaising with Company Data Protection Officer.
  • Reviewing, drafting and amending various policies and standard form contracts from time to time.
  • Assisting with the legal training and development of the Legal Advisor & Contracts Manager and the Legal Operations & Insurance Manager.

Person Specification

Technical Skills

  • Ability to identify risk from both a commercial and legal perspective and assist with finding creative solutions.
  • Strong ability to communicate and to balance, prioritise and manage a diverse and time challenged workload.
  • Experience of the infrastructure or construction sector is advantageous.
  • Ideal for those looking to make the move from private practice to in-house.

If you’re interested in this role, please apply.

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