Contract Lawyer

  • Location
    Barking, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 35000 - £ 45000 / Year
  • Category
    Legal - Legal
  • Job type
  • Industry
  • External Reference

Responsible to the Senior Lawyer for delivery of legal advice and casework in the area of Contracts and Procurement Law within the legal practice

The ideal candidate for this exciting opportunity would have experience in a similar position and the duties of the role would include, but not exclusive to:

  • Provide expert advice and make decisions on Contract and Procurement Law matters and on the management of risk on complex and contentious legal issues

  • Personally, manage a caseload and be able to work unsupervised

  • Provide clear case strategy on cases

  • Negotiating and drafting complex agreements and documents in the area of Contracts and Procurement Law.

  • Provide support, guidance and supervision to less experienced staff

  • Provide expertise to Senior Management in financial risk to the business.

  • Preparing update and briefing notes

  • To notify the Senior Lawyer of any instructions or events that would result in a breach by the business or an individual of any legislation, common law, standing order or rule or propriety or would constitute a course of action amounting to maladministration.

  • To be aware of the cost to the Client of individual activities, to make reasonable estimates of likely costs to Clients for the effective implementation of instructions, and to advise the Senior Lawyer if such estimates or agreed fixed costs are likely to be exceeded.

  • Incorporate the business's drive to promote equal opportunities and diversity in employment and service delivery into day to day working.

  • Keep up to date on legal and policy developments within the area of Contracts and Procurement Law.

  • To undertake such other tasks and duties commensurate with the level and responsibilities of the post as directed from time to time.

  • Arrange and provide training to Officers on aspects of Contracts and Procurement Law and practice relevant to service area

  • Under supervision, to undertake and manage a full caseload of legal work in the area of Contracts and Procurement law and progress to conclusion.

  • Assist in providing training to officers

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Please apply with your CV to: Stephanie Hay