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 –

Senior Legal Counsel – Edinburgh (Assignment 14877)

We have been instructed on this senior in-house role with our client, a world class organisation within its sector. The company is currently recruiting an In-House Senior Legal Counsel to join its busy legal team based in Edinburgh. You will be a key member of Legal and Risk Management team and duties will include:

  • Management of legal documentation.
  • Providing regulatory advice.
  • Drafting and negotiating contracts.
  • Assessing legal risks in procurement, construction contracts, IT contracts and loan and finance agreements.
  • Working alongside the project teams to deliver enterprise initiatives.
  • Providing supervision and support to the internal legal counsel and trainee solicitor.

To be considered for this role, you should be at least 5 years PQE and have previous experience within an in-house legal environment. Strong knowledge and understanding of commercial contracts, regulatory, project development or M&A transactions is desirable. This is a full-time position with very flexible hybrid working options available. If this position interests you, please do not hesitate to contact either Cameron or Frasia for an initial and confidential discussion.

Legal Counsel – Glasgow/Edinburgh (Assignment 14971)

We have been instructed on this new in-house position by our client, a leading financial organisation. Due to business growth, the legal team currently have a need for an in-house Legal Counsel to join them in either the Glasgow or Edinburgh office. As part of a busy legal team, you will be involved in drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts, providing legal advice to client-based projects, identifying commercial risks, and providing support to the financial services and pension teams.

The ideal candidate for this role will have at least 4+ years PQE with previous experience working in an in-house or private practice environment, ideally handling commercial contracts. The team is happy for the post-holder to be based in either the Edinburgh or Glasgow office and the business also support flexible/agile working to allow for more work/life balance. A 4-day working week will also be considered. If this position is of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact either Cameron or Frasia for an initial and confidential discussion.

Senior Commercial Contract Lawyer – Glasgow (Assignment 14948)

We are working on this In-house Senior Commercial Contracts role based in Glasgow. Our client are market leaders in providing large international corporations and law firms with managed ‘end-to-end’ contract solutions.

You will assist and work alongside other senior lawyers in relation to one of their major service clients. The ideal candidate will be at least 5 year’s PQE, with experience in commercial contracts and ideally some procurement experience.

Although this position is advertised as full time, candidates seeking part-time work will also be considered (minimum 3 days). The organisation operates a hybrid working policy allowing for up to 3 days working from home. If this position interests you, please get in touch with Cameron or Frasia for an initial and confidential discussion.

Commercial Contracts Lawyer – Bellshill/Remote (Assignment 14367)

The ideal candidate should have between 2-10 years’ PQE and have previous experience of working in a commercial role and experience of property law (would be an advantage, but not essential). The team is also open to commercial contracts lawyers at a more senior level on a fully remote and part-time basis.   The role involves providing support to the commercial and operations teams, and the successful candidate would be expected to develop a broad skill base to encompass commercial contract negotiation specific to the business.

  • Some of your duties will include:
  • Developing a detailed understanding of key commercial agreements across the business
  • Advising and supporting commercial and contractual negotiations
  • Provide contract and commercial support on acquisitions through to negotiation and execution of acquisition agreements
  • Monitoring compliance with contractual obligations

This organisation offers great prospects and hybrid working, you would be expected in the office 3 days per week, however, a more remote role will be available to candidates at a more senior level. Part-time work will also be offered to more senior candidates.  If this position interests you, please get in touch with Cameron or Frasia for an initial and confidential discussion.

Interim Advisory & Legislation Lawyer – Edinburgh / Hybrid (Assignment 15021)

We are currently working, as sole agency, on this interim position within this public sector organisation based in Edinburgh.  It is looking to recruit a temporary solicitor to join its Advisory and Legislation team; the contract is expected to last up to 3 months.

You will be involved in all aspects of advisory and legislation, and act in the development and delivery of legislation, policy, and public service across Scotland.  The organisation is keen to hear from candidates at all levels, with good knowledge of, or a strong interest in advisory and legislative law. Previous experience of civil litigation (preferably judicial review and human rights), criminal and property law would also be beneficial.  The role requires the ability to manage information and interpret data to make sound decisions and provide high quality legal advice.

The team is open to flexible working patterns, and hybrid working is under development. Decisions about time spent in the office or elsewhere are decided between each individual and their line manager, taking into account business, well-being and other needs.

This position is advertised as full-time, however candidates seeking part-time work (4-day week) will also be considered. If this role is of interest to you, please get in touch with Cameron or Frasia for an initial and confidential discussion.

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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