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. So, if you are looking for a new challenge as an in-house lawyer, at any level – please contact us for a confidential discussion or visit our website. A small selection of what we have to offer is featured below:

Commercial Lawyer – Glasgow (Assignment 15493)

This well-regarded construction company in Scotland is currently expanding in Glasgow and is in need of an Interim Commercial Lawyer to join their team for a 12-month FTC.

As part of your responsibilities, you’ll deliver legal services to various internal departments, such as health & safety, procurement, and commercial sectors. Your tasks will cover a wide spectrum, including contract drafting and negotiation, corporate/company law, dispute resolution, compliance & risk management, construction-related advice, insolvency, procurement, insurance, property, and commercial bidding.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years PQE experience, demonstrating significant expertise in general commercial and In-House roles. Non-UK qualified lawyers are also invited to apply, especially those with substantial experience in contracts, public sector procurement, or compliance.

For those interested in an in-house position, this opportunity is a great avenue to gain valuable experience. This is a full-time position and operates within the framework of an agile working policy.

Legal Counsel – Glasgow (Assignment 15680)

We are delighted to have been instructed on this unique In-House Legal Counsel role. Our client is a successful organisation in Glasgow specialising in software solutions. The post-holder will be part of its busy Legal team and will report into the Head of Legal.

This is a interesting and varied role, where the successful candidate can expect to be involved in a range of commercial transactions, including commercial contracts, supply agreements, licensing agreements, data privacy and business policies. Previous experience of risk management is also desirable.

The ideal candidate for this position will have between 1-5 years’ PQE with previous experience of commercial transactions, gained within either a private practice or in-house environment. This is a great opportunity for an inquisitive lawyer to move in-house and grow their career within a commercial environment. This is a full-time position which offers hybrid working (one day per week office presence is required).

Legal Counsel, Risk Management – Edinburgh/Hybrid (Assignment 15616)

We are delighted to have been instructed on this new In-House Legal Counsel role with our client, a successful independent organisation within the energy sector. The organisation is currently seeking a Legal Counsel to join its dynamic Legal and Risk Management team in Edinburgh.

The role will mainly focus on commercial work and the successful candidate will provide professional advice and support to other areas within the business such as commercial, procurement and operational.

The ideal candidate for this position will be at the NQ-6 years PQE level and will have some experience in commercial contracts, procurement, and risk management. The team is also open to speaking with lawyers from other areas of law who have some commercial experience and a real interest and enthusiasm for this area. There is a real commitment to training and development.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly team and work in a thriving environment; the role also operates a hybrid working policy and offers genuine career advancement opportunities.

Senior Legal Counsel – (Hamilton) Lanarkshire (Assignment 15490)

Due to notable growth, this company is currently looking for a Senior Legal Counsel to become a part of their team in Hamilton. Your role will encompass delivering legal guidance across all aspects of operations, including involvement in design and build initiatives, as well as the ownership, operation, and maintenance of utilities infrastructure throughout Great Britain.

You will be an integral legal partner for a range of legal projects and contracts including construction and procurement. Individuals interested in this opportunity should have experience in commercial contracts, construction, or infrastructure law, acquired in either an in-house environment or private practice.

Primary duties include:

  • Providing support for corporate activities and ensuring corporate governance adherence
  • Addressing anti-bribery and corruption concerns
  • Managing data protection matters
  • Ensuring compliance with anti-money laundering regulations

The ideal candidate will be at 5-8 years’ PQE however, individuals with the relevant expertise and skills outside the defined PQE range are also encouraged to apply. This is a full-time role with a hybrid working model in place.

If any of the above positions are of interest or to discuss in-house opportunities more generally, please get in touch with Frasia, Cameron, Teddie or Stephanie for an initial and confidential discussion.

frasia@frasiawright.com    https://uk.linkedin.com/in/frasia-wright-6bbabba

cameron@frasiawright.com    https://uk.linkedin.com/in/cameron-adrain-22a81627

teddie@frasiawright.com   https://uk.linkedin.com/in/teddie-wright-7b017ab7

stephanie@frasiawright.com  https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-togneri-alexander-4aa35738/

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