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Commercial Contracts Solicitor

  • Job reference: EC2103LOCUMNEAST
  • Location: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified
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Job description: SOLICITOR

Location: North East
Job Type: Locum
Area of Expertise: Commercial Contracts
Salary: £DOE per hour ltd

You will be working within the commercial legal team of a local authority in the North East dealing with general commercial contracts. The ideal candidate needs experience in all aspects public commercial contracts and will be competent in providing detailed and accurate advice accordingly. You will be a Commercial Contracts Solicitor providing advice across the whole of the Council and affiliated programmes for a period of 6 weeks with potential extension.


*Provide specialist advice in relation to commercial contracts, State Aid, procurement, public law and employment and other areas associated with commercial contracts.
*Assist the Service Director and Head of Legal Services.
*Provide advice to a wide range of service users including external users.
*Manage your own caseload
*Keep up to date on relevant legislation and implement accordingly.


*Local authority experience essential
*Public procurement experience desirable
*Commercial contracts experience in a public authority setting essential
*Understanding of local authority governance
*Good drafting skills

Should you wish to discuss this role before applying, please contact Emma Clapham on 01772 208969 or email

The benefits of working through Service Care Legal;
*Exceptional referral bonuses
*Specialist legal recruitment consultants offering single point of contact
*Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
*Nationwide provider of legal staff to Private Sector and Public Sector organisations

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.