Senior Commercial Lawyer

Posted 16 May 2024
Salary Day rate negotiable
Job type Temporary
Discipline Legal & Governance Recruitment
Contact NameKatrina Nielsen

Job description

We are currently working in partnership with a Combined Authority, who are looking to appoint a Senior Commercial Solicitor on an initial 3-month locum basis, which is highly likely to be extended.

This will be a full-time position based fully remote, and the day rate on offer is negotiable based on PQE.

The ideal candidate will be a qualified solicitor or CILEX with significant post qualification experience.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Handling a mixed caseload of major projects work, to include transport and funding agreements
  • Operating as the principal project or programme legal advisor/legal business partner providing holistic advice across the full range of legal, statutory and due diligence issues, procuring, and managing specialist external legal resource where required
  • Providing expert guidance and support on internal and external governance controls, consultation, engagement and decision-making requirements and processes, delegated powers, due diligence, and contract/document completion processes
  • Advising and assisting on procurement law and procedure to deliver safe, compliant, and timely procurements
  • Drafting and negotiating complex legal agreements, being comfortable with industry standard contracts and bespoke drafting
  • Providing legal and strategic advice to the Authority in dealing with information requests, complaints or other challenges and in dealing with priority correspondence

Experience required:

  • Experience required within the public sector
  • Must be a qualified solicitor/CILEX

Working hours:

  • 37 hours per week
  • Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

At James Andrews Recruitment Solutions we try to respond to all applications personally, however, due to the high volume of applications this is not always possible. If you have not heard back from us within 72 hours, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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