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 –

In-house Commercial Contracts Solicitor – Edinburgh

We are delighted to be working on this in-house legal role with a renewable energy organisation based in Edinburgh.  The organisation is seeking a Commercial Contracts Lawyer to join its busy team who focuses on offshore windfarms.

The ideal candidate will be in the NQ-5 years’ PQE bracket and have an enthusiasm and desire to work in a busy in-house commercial role.  Your key duties will include:

  • Drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial documentation.
  • Analysing complex and legal commercial issues.
  • Managing and negotiating contractor claims.
  • Instructing and managing external counsel.
  • Advising on regulatory matters.
  • Assisting with general legal enquiries from the business.

Candidates should have previous commercial contracts experience, it would be beneficial if you have experience in the energy or infrastructure sector.

This is an excellent opportunity for a junior level lawyer to join a thriving in-house legal team within a growing organisation. Salary is highly competitive as well as market leading benefits.  A hybrid working arrangement is available as well.  (Assignment 14675)

In-house Interim Commercial Contracts Solicitor – Edinburgh, Glasgow or Remote

Our client, a financial services organisation based in Scotland, is currently recruiting for a Legal Counsel to join its busy in-house team for an interim period of 3 months, starting in January with flexibility.   This is an interesting role where you will support the team on all aspects of commercial contracts and some of your duties will include:

  • Drafting, reviewing, negotiating, and advising on a wide variety of commercial contracts.
  • Developing knowledge and understanding of key area’s propositions, core business and associated risks.
  • Support proposition and client-based projects with legal advice.
  • Drafting best practice notes, developing and maintaining processes, policies, guidance, and templates and assisting in training.

The firm is keen to hear from candidates from the 3 years pqe upwards.  Previous experience in financial services, pensions or with a professional services firm would be advantageous but candidates with general commercial contracts experience will also be considered.

This role can be office based in Edinburgh or Glasgow, or fully remote with some travel to the office. (Assignment 14612)

In-house Commercial Litigation Solicitor – Edinburgh

This is an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Litigation Solicitor to join this renewable energy organisation based in Edinburgh.  The organisation is seeking a Commercial Litigation Lawyer to join its busy team who focuses on offshore wind developers.

The ideal candidate will be in the NQ-5 years’ PQE bracket and have an enthusiasm and desire to work in a busy in-house commercial role.  This is an interesting role and your key duties will include:

  • Analysing complex and legal commercial issues.
  • Managing and negotiating contractor claims.
  • Instructing and managing external counsel.
  • Advising on regulatory matters.
  • Some international travel will be required.

Candidates should have previous commercial litigation experience and candidates with contentious construction experience would be well received.  Previous experience in the energy or infrastructure sector would be beneficial.

This is an excellent opportunity for a junior level lawyer to join a thriving in-house legal team within a growing organisation. Salary is highly competitive as well as market leading benefits.  A hybrid working arrangement is available as well.  (Assignment 14676)

In-House Legal Counsel – Glasgow

Our client, a successful UK based organisation has exclusively instructed us on a new In-House position within its busy legal team. The team is currently looking to recruit an In-House Legal Counsel who will be based in Glasgow City Centre. The successful candidate will report directly to the General Counsel and will be responsible for all the company’s UK operations relating to commercial, compliance and regulatory matters. You will support the General Counsel on internal projects including training, reporting and risk management activities.  Prior experience in commercial contracts within an in-house environment is preferred.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Providing accurate, relevant, and timely advice on a variety of legal matters, along with contributing to developing / implementing the strategy.
  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a variety of agreements, including supplier, property, independent contractor, customer, software, license, and other commercial agreements.
  • Ensuring the company conducts its business in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Reviewing marketing materials.
  • Participating in the selection, retention, management, and evaluation of outside counsel.

To be considered for this role, you must be a UK qualified lawyer with at least 4 years PQE. The team require candidates who are dedicated, pragmatic, are confident in their own abilities and those who can adapt well to different working environments. This role would be suited to candidates who have previously worked in and have experience in the travel industry (this would be beneficial but is not essential). This is a full-time position however the team will consider candidates seeking part-time work (4 days). The company’s hybrid working approach allows for more flexibility and the opportunity to work from home and attend at the office. (Assignment 14603)

Interim Solicitors, public sector – Edinburgh

This is a unique opportunity for interim Assistant Solicitors or Solicitor Advocates to support a high-profile statutory Public Inquiry investigating Scotland’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The contract will run for a minimum of 12 months and there is more than one position.

This is an interesting and varied role which will involve investigating high-profile evidence and identifying witnesses.  You will also be responsible for drafting protocol, as well as assisting the management of hearings.

The team work on a hybrid bases between the Edinburgh based office and remotely.

To be considered for this position you should be a qualified solicitor with at least 1 years’ PQE and have strong litigation experience.  The role also requires excellent attention to detail and adaptability. (Assignment 14484)

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, Cameron, Teddie or Stephanie.

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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