In-House Solicitor - Commercial

Job Title: In-House Solicitor - Commercial
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Altrincham, England
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 271
Contact Name: Sara Arshad
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 12, 2018 12:53

Job Description

Position: In-House Solicitor - Commercial

Reports to: Commercial and Legal Director


Ensuring that all regional Client & Contractor Contracts are formed and serviced on a sound commercial and legal basis in accordance with NES Global Talent’s internal procedures and commercial risk principles.

 Key Responsibilities
  • Provide professional advice and guidance to colleagues at all levels of seniority, building a reputation as a reliable source of commercial and legal support.
  • Assess risk across the areas of the business relating to the Region and make informed decisions within the permitted risk parameters.
  • Negotiate contract terms and conditions with external clients.
  • Advise on contract interpretation and commercial risk to internal clients.
  • Managing litigation to achieve best result for NES in a cost effective manner.
  • Research and advise on labor/employment law across all jurisdictions in the Region and produce comprehensive Country Engagement Guides.
  • Produce Template Client Contracts for each jurisdiction in the Region.
  • Produce Template Contract Offer Letter for each jurisdiction in the Region
  • Liaise with insurance brokers to understand current policies in respect of client requirements, manage claims and support Commercial and Legal Director (CLD) in renewal process.
  • Work collaboratively with the Global Compliance Officer in the creation of Client Specific Requirement forms (CSRs) and tailoring of Template Contract Offer Letter for each individual client.
  • Work collaboratively with Risk Manager to provide health & safety oversight, reporting internally, to clients and authorities.
 Person Specification
  • Knowledge of employment law.
  • Experience of working in a pressured environment and ensuring the delivery of projects to timescales.
  • Able to present arguments in a coherent, logical and authoritative manner such that the stakeholder feels confident in accepting the advice or recommendation even when it goes against their preferred outcome, to enable the business to make a balanced informed decision.
  • Combines commercial & legal expertise with professional integrity to bring value to the organization, stakeholders and peers.
  • Takes account of values, corporate governance and commercial risks in decision making and is able to influence and deliver the required objective commercial advice without manipulation.
  • Maintains a continuous learning approach, showing interest and curiosity in new ideas and opportunities.
  • Driven to understand how people across the business in different contexts react or behave differently in a range of circumstances.
  • Able to evaluate information from multiple sources, applying intuition and judgement to weigh their value and relevance to the decision at hand.
  • Makes effective decisions in the absence of complete information, but with a strong understanding of organizational priorities.
 Essential Criteria
  • Working knowledge of Excel and Word.
  • Conversant with database systems (e.g. SharePoint or similar)
  • Experience administering contractual documentation within a demanding environment.
Qualifications and experience 
  • Newly qualified solicitor with PQE 0-2 years
  • Degree required from an accredited law school; or more than 10 years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


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