Legal Counsel

Recruiter
Reed
Location
High Wycombe
Salary
£40,000 - £49,999
Posted
22 Apr 2019
Closes
22 Apr 2019
Ref
1112103158
Category
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Legal Counsel needed in Buckinghamshire

REED Legal are pleased to be working with a dynamic, fast growing healthcare organisation in their search for a new Legal Counsel to join their In-House Legal team.

This is a full time role for a Qualified Solicitor or Barrister with 2+ years PQE.

Job Title: Legal Counsel

Reporting to: Head of Legal Services

Location: High Wycombe

You will be joining one of the UK's leading independent sector providers of diagnostic services and healthcare solutions. You will be working alongside operational, finance, clinical and IT professionals and will be advising colleagues based across the UK from our headquarters near High Wycombe.

This is a highly exciting opportunity, offers a market rate remuneration package and will involve opportunities for immediate high levels of responsibility, future career growth and development.

This busy team is valued and integral to the organisation and a positive, pragmatic and "can-do" attitude is essential.

The Legal Counsel will:
  • Review and approve commercial contracts and support the business in negotiating these contracts to a conclusion.
  • Ensure that the Group undertakes its business in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Advise the business on commercial, competition, data protection and regulatory issues generally.
  • Undertake company secretarial duties.
  • Review documentation of the company's banking arrangements and advise on contracts.
  • Support and supervise junior members of the legal team
  • Supporting the Border Agency Licensee as Key Contact and TUPE / Acquisition support.
  • Manage external solicitors particularly in connection with M&A transactions
  • Prepare advice for the board on topical subjects.
  • Ensure that all databases are kept up to date.

Core competencies:
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Methodical and organised approach with attention to detail
  • Ability to respond quickly and effectively
  • Excellent verbal communication skills

About the successful candidate:
  • Legal Counsel will need to influence and persuade other managers and staff throughout the business to adopt and comply with legal policies and requirements. This will require the demonstration of knowledge and experience of the application of legal principles to the commercial environment.
  • Broad technical knowledge of corporate and commercial legal issues
  • Capable of handling negotiations and advising company regarding contractual and other requirements and risks
  • Willing to handle legal projects that are not within areas of previous expertise, i.e., willing to learn on the job and develop new areas of competence
  • Strong project management skills and the demonstrated ability to manage and prioritise his/her own workload (balancing short term reactive elements with medium/long term proactive personal and departmental objectives).
  • Ability to analyse and recommend solutions to legal issues. This will involve balancing the need to minimise legal risk with the need to take commercial risks.
  • The ability to communicate complex legal concepts in plain, simple and easily understood language.

Qualifications:
  • 2+ years post qualification experience as a solicitor/barrister in England and Wales

Personal Requirements:
  • Friendly and cooperative personality
  • Patience and application
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong analytical skills

If you think this is the next role for you, please apply now.

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