Commercial Contracts Solicitor (In-House)

This is a newly created role in the firm and represents an exciting opportunity to be involved in internal commercial contracts across the firm.

What will the role involve?

The individual will work closely with the Risk & Compliance team. This team provides support to the firm in ensuring that all aspects of the firm's practice conform to the highest professional standards. The team assists across a number of different areas including conflicts of interest, cyber and information security, maintenance and development of certain firm policies, GDPR compliance, information barriers and professional indemnity insurance.

Benefits

  • Subsidised restaurant; on-site gym; on-site dry cleaning service
  • Matched PRSA scheme of up to 5% of base salary
  • Annual healthcare contribution
  • TaxSaver Travel Scheme; Bike to Work Scheme
  • Discretionary Christmas bonus
  • Professional membership fees
  • Educational assistance and study/exam leave

Closing date

 4 January 2019

Role and responsibilities
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a broad range of commercial contracts
  • Application of and interpretation of contract principles, laws and regulations to specific commercial cases
  • Securing relevant contract approvals and consents and monitoring implementation and contract compliance
  • Input into procurement processes where required
  • Reviewing existing contracts to identify improvements for negotiation at renewal
  • Central management of organisation's contract database for audit and supplier management purposes
  • Strong collaborative relationship with other team members and throughout the organisation
  • Broader support to the Risk & Compliance team on an ongoing basis in terms of provision of general related advice to the organisation on regulatory, compliance, corporate governance and data protection issues
Skills and Experience
  • A qualified lawyer with at least 5 years' experience and training with a commercial law firm or in-house department
  • Particular knowledge of IT/IP and GDPR related issues would be important
  • Strong professional manner
  • Pro-active communication skills both oral and written
  • Good organizational and prioritising skills
  • Sound commercial acumen and general business knowledge
  • Flexible working arrangements open for discussion

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