Job Description

208070931
£24.00 - £25.20/hour
14-Jun-2018
 

Senior Solicitor (Contracts/Procurement)

Please Note:* This is a 6 month contract
* Agile working available for up to 2 days per week
* The successful candidate must be either a Solicitor or a Fellow of CILEX, or a qualified Barrister.Purpose:* Our client needs a lawyer who can hit the ground running and who can pick up a full and ongoing complex contract/procurement matters
* Construction (and similar) experience is preferable but not essential
* Local Government experience is preferred.Duties:* Conduct of legal case work (principally the drafting / vetting of contracts and giving advice) relating primarily to corporate procurement contracts / projects
* Conduct of related negotiations and managing large scale commercial and corporate procurement projects
* Legal research and advice on procurement law / state aide / contract law
* Drafting, negotiation and completion of commercial contracts / tender documentation (and other related one off or standard form / model documents) for goods, works, equipment and / or services
* Provision of robust client-focused advice regarding contract standing orders, financial regulations and all other applicable legal and practical constraints
* Provision of legal procurement advice regarding the sourcing, establishing, registering, incorporation, use and running of the appropriate legal and corporate vehicles and other incorporated and unincorporated bodies including but not limited to, Companies limited by shares and guarantee, Community Interest Companies, Charities, Social Enterprises, Local Enterprise Partnerships and other “vehicles” or “entities” used in the course of establishing and conducting and running joint venture arrangements between public sector and private sector organisations
* Drafting, vetting and assisting with the negotiation of documentation arising from the choice of legal vehicle, for example, constitutions, terms of reference, objects and articles of association etc
* Providing legal and commercial advice on grant conditions, including but not limited to European funding and also providing legal advice on committee procedures and attendance
* Experience of providing legal, commercial and project advice in relation to building, refurbishment, design and build and civil engineering contracts and projects
* Advice regarding professional appointments, collateral and associated warranties and guarantees
* Experience in advising on, drafting, amending, negotiating construction standard contracts including JCT, NEC3, ICE and resolving and litigating on disputes
* The undertaking and management of a personal caseload of complex procurement and commercial contracts and projectsPerson Specification:* Qualified Solicitor with practising certificate or equivalent as per Job Description
* Minimum of 4 years post-qualification experience in relevant legal environment
* Minimum of 2 year's experience of delegationDisclaimer: By applying for this role, you give consent for your information to be forwarded to our Client(s) and information of which may be retained within our databases