In-house Solicitor/ Paralegal

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 30000 - £ 45000 / Year
  • Category
    Legal - Paralegals
  • Job type
  • Industry
  • External Reference

Post Title: Solicitor/ Paralegal
Department: Legal & Commercial Services - Adecco UK Limited
Location: Millennium Bridge House, 2 Lambeth Hill, London, EC4V 4BG
Reporting to: Legal Manager - General Staffing


The opportunity has arisen to hire a Solicitor to work within the award-winning, Legal & Commercial Services team of Adecco UK & I.

The successful candidate will be expected to work under the general management of the Legal Manager and support all Adecco brands, to advise, negotiate and draft a range of contracts both standard and non-standard.

General Activities

  • Team: Work and support the Legal & Commercial Services Team in order to provide efficient and timely advice. Develop the skillset to be a trusted advisor.

  • Contracts: Prepare advice and negotiate contracts received across the Adecco brands under appropriate supervision and in adherence to Commercial Services processes and internal KPI's.

  • Process: Work within the Legal & Commercial Services Team to ensure parameters for approvals are adhered to and escalate to the Legal Manager where areas of concern or conflict arise. Work within set guidelines and follow a compliant set of processes, controls and to record matters diligently and promptly.

  • Administration & Process: Work within the Legal & Commercial Services Team to ensure parameters for approvals are adhered to and escalate to the Head where areas of concern arise. Working within set guidelines and following a compliant set of processes, controls and records diligently and promptly. Support the team with respect to Contract administration and fulfilling its' global audit requirements. Legal investigation and research in law books and via the internet, draft basic legal documents and correspondence, analyse data.

Key Activities

  • Upon allocation of a non-standard contract obtain clear and concise instructions from the business in order to effectively prepare a response. Advise on commercial and legal risks within a contract in line with business/client expectations and deadlines

  • Where required engage in direct communication with business/clients in respect of feedback on legal advice and negotiations on commercial contracts and ancillary documentation. This could be both oral and written.

  • Liaising with the business and where required the Managing Directors of Pontoon in order to seek approval of commercial elements of the contract and prepare internal paperwork for Board approval

  • To comply with all KPIs required by Legal & Commercial Services Team in the delivery of legal advice and to effectively update and maintain the team log of all contracts; adhere to the Group requirements and processes whilst doing so.

  • Advice on changes to standard contracts issued as well as non-standard ad hoc contractual documentation imposed by third parties for the supply of recruitment services.

  • Solicitors will be required to operate the Legal & Commercial Services Helpdesk on a rotational basis a part of the front-line communication with the business and be required to give prompt and tailored advice, and evaluate queries that come in

  • Support and work on key departmental projects to promote the profile of the Legal & Commercial Services team and Legal Department

  • Ensure legal knowledge is up to date and be proactive in sharing this with the Legal & Commercial Services Team and where required provide articles/written material for internal legal publications and such other legal publications introduced from time to time

  • To provide legal advice to all business areas in relation to their supply requirements, in close collaboration all members of the Legal & Commercial Services Team

  • Take responsibility for know-how and standards, undertake legal training through seminars, workshops webinars, and updates through the company's intranet


  • Knowledge and clear understanding of all aspects of pertinent commercial/employment law affecting the Adecco group and its clients

  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely verbally and in writing at all levels

  • Strong team player with ability to work alone using own initiative

  • Strong people / stakeholder management skills

  • Be able to work under pressure, with a high degree of self-motivation and ability to work to set deadlines

  • Be able to prioritise and manage the progress of workloads within a team environment and report back on a regular basis what progress is being made

  • Ability to research and keep abreast of relevant areas of law

  • Understanding/appreciation of the nature of the recruitment industry

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: Mitchell Pagett