In-house Opportunities – Scotland

Practice Area: Commercial Contracts, Commercial Litigation, Corporate, IP/IT, IT
Level: NQ, Assistant, Associate, Full Time, Interim
Section: In-House
Location: Scotland, Central Belt, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Remote
Ref: FW7250

FWA In-house Focus

FWA continues to be instructed on a range of interesting inhouse legal positions, from large international businesses to public sector roles. In the last few months in particular, we have seen an increase in demand for lawyers who are interested in making this move.

We have highlighted below a selection of position we are currently instructed on –

Junior In-house Commercial Solicitor – Perthshire/Remote

This is a broad role where you will be involved in commercial contract and commercial litigation.   You will be involved in all aspects of commercial contracts and some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing focussed and commercial legal advice on all aspects of the business
  • Negotiation of contractual documentation for customers and suppliers
  • Assisting the General Counsel in the role as Company Secretary
  • Addressing regulatory matters
  • Data Protection matters
  • Active involvement in disputes including debt recovery litigation and contractual disputes
  • Reporting and working directly with the General Counsel on all legal matters
  • Liaising with and managing external legal service providers
  • Advising management on all legal and risk matters
  • Working continuously to business KPIs and agreed targets

To be considered for this role you should be at the 0-3 years’ pqe level and have strong commercial experience gained for private practice or in-house.  This role is based in Perthshire and the organisation is open to hybrid working, although you may be required to be in the office 2 days per week.  (Assignment 13092)

Public Sector Solicitor – Dundee                                      

This is a key role in the team that provides support directly to senior management. You will advise on a wide range of issues in regard to commercial contracts including the drafting, reviewing and implementation of contracts.  You will also be responsible for negation and drafting of funding agreements, service agreements, settlement agreements and general corporate matters.

This organisation is open to hearing from candidates at the 2 years’ PQE level and upwards, who have proven experience in this area of law.   (Assignment 13960)

In-house Corporate Counsel – Scotland                          

This is a key appointment that sits within the Microbiology Team where you will advise on a range of interesting corporate matters.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Providing strategic advice and supporting in regards to complex commercial contracts.
  • Providing leadership, legal advice, and drive solutions on a range of legal, business and compliance matters.
  • Providing advice regarding customer and other commercial/business complex disputes, including collections, bankruptcy and contract breaches

To be considered for this role you should have at least 4 years’ pqe and strong commercial contracts experience, although more senior candidates will be considered.   This role can be office based or fully remote, and the organisation also have a hybrid working policy. (Assignment 13934)

In-house Senior Legal Counsel/Commercial Contracts Manager – East Kilbride/Hybrid

This forward-thinking digital organisation is currently recruiting a Commercial Contracts Manager to join its in-house legal team.  This is an established and innovative organisation who is at the forefront of its sector.

This is a varied and interesting role where you will be involved in all aspects of commercial contracts and some of your duties will include:

  • Providing legal advice and support to three distinct business divisions in the UK
  • Drafting, revising and negotiating broad range of commercial contracts
  • Managing and resolving disputes
  • Responsible for company secretarial administration

To be considered for this role you should be an experienced commercial contracts solicitor who is keen to progress their career in-house.  This role is based in East Kilbride, although remote/hybrid working would be considered.  (Assignment 13955)

Interim Legal Counsel (Propositions) – Edinburgh                                

Highly successful and progressive financial services organisation is looking to appoint a Legal Counsel (Propositions).  There are two roles, a 1 year FTC and a 2 year FTC.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a high profile and cohesive team!  Ideally you should come from a leading firm looking to make your first move in-house or perhaps within another in-house team and willing to rise to a new challenge and gain more experience.

Our client will consider different types of experience including commercial contracts, financial services, pensions, private client, financial services, regulatory or corporate.  In-house support and training will be provided.

Applicants should have a minimum of 1+ years’ PQE.   (Assignment 13680)

Each of the Frasia Wright Associates’ In-House Track™ Specialist Consultants is familiar with placements at all levels across the board – in private practice, in-house or within the public sector. They will be able to answer any questions you may have, provide relevant and appropriate advice or, ultimately, assist you in the process of securing the offer which will most advance your career aspirations, allowing you to progress in the most appropriate direction for you.

If any of these roles are of interest to you, or you would like to discuss in-house opportunities more generally, please do not hesitate to contact us, Frasia or Cameron.

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