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Commercial and Corporate Litigation Lawyer - Greater Manchester

  • Job reference: JW - 3/01
  • Location: Trafford, Greater Manchester
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified, Qualified
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This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Solicitor / Legal Executive to join a reputable Local Authority in Greater Manchester for an initial 3 months, which is then anticipated to progress into a 12-15-month project.

*An experienced Corporate and Commercial Solicitor is required with the drive and determination to contribute to the team's exciting vision.

*The post holder will be required to provide support during a Maternity Leave Period. Subject to placement commencement, it is anticipated that cover will be needed for a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 15 months.

*The Corporate and Commercial team provides legal advice, assistance and representation to the Council, its members, its officers, STAR Procurement Service, schools and other clients across all relevant areas of corporate and commercial and local government law.

*The post holder will support stakeholders by providing specialist and proactive legal advice and assistance across a range of areas arising within the post holder's area of responsibility, including:-

*EU public procurement rules and application;

*Contracting and procurement processes;

*Employment law;

*Data Protection and Freedom of Information;

*State Aid;

*Commercial and financial awareness;

*Contract management and dispute resolution;

*Drafting and where appropriate, negotiating, relevant documentation;

*Licensing and public protection;

*Community Partnerships and business models;

*Local government law and procedures.

You will need to have experience in contract drafting and will be skilled at drafting legal documentation. Ideally, you will also have a working knowledge of EU Procurement Regulations. You will also possess commercial awareness and have a "can do" approach. In addition, it would be desirable if you have experience of one or more of the areas listed above.

You'll be skilled at providing concise and clear advice, and carrying out legal research and analysis. You will be well-organised and adaptable, as you may from time to time be asked to take on challenges outside your field of expertise.

Should you wish to discuss this role before applying please contact John Wilson on
Telephone 01772 208969
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Service Care Legal is a specialist recruitment agency supplying temporary and permanent professionals to Private Practices, Local Authorities and In-house Legal Departments nationwide. We have in-depth experience of recruiting at all levels within the legal industry and consultants who specialise in specific markets to ensure you have a dedicated point of contact who's an expert in your area.