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  • Job reference: EC3001locumprojects
  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified
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Job description: Solicitor
Location: Leeds
Job Type: Locum
Area of expertise: Projects, Procurement and Contracts
Salary: £DOE LTD per hour

An opportunity has arisen for a locum Lead Lawyer to work in the projects, procurement and contracts department of a local authority in Leeds on a full time basis. The role will deal with areas of public transport, state aid, competition law, construction and regeneration. The ideal candidate will have experience in local authority projects, procurement and contracts and be comfortable dealing with associated issues including contractual dispute and provision of advice across council sectors. The local authority are looking for both a Lead Lawyer to manage a team of 12 people with 4 direct reports and also a general Lawyer to deal with the areas below.

Main responsibilities:
*Deal with contractual matters including drafting and interpretation of complex contract documentation including fields of construction, regeneration, public transport, skills and colleges, grants loans and EU contracts
*Deal with contractual disputes dealing with the above areas
*Advise on State Aid and Competition Law providing risk based advice
*Provide legal advice in relation to infrastructure, regeneration and energy
*Provide advice on public transport law to include quality contracts, voluntary partnerships, quality partnerships and ticketing schemes
*Lead and manage the specification and procurement of the authority's insurance requirements within a specific budget
*Lead and manage all intellectual property matters
*Lead and participate in assignments and the delivery of projects and provide advice to project boards and project managers
*Forward plan the workload of the function to ensure efficiency, solutions, strategic objectives are met, processes are developed and amended.
*Deliver financial results against KPIs
*Management of a team of 12 people with 4 direct reports (Lead Lawyer position only)

*Qualified barrister or solicitor with practising certificate of FCILEX certificate
*Qualification in management (Lead Lawyer position only)
*At least 3 years' experience in a similar role
*Substantial knowledge of contract, commercial, EU procurement, competition, State Aid and intellectual property law.
*Substantial legal and practical experience of advising on large scale complex projects, governance and contract management
*Experience desirable in public transport, infrastructure, regeneration, energy and service provision.
*Knowledge of local government law and practice

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

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