In-house Opportunities – Scotland

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

Assistant Legal Counsel – Glasgow/Edinburgh/Hybrid            

Interested candidates should have experience in dispute resolution.  The role can be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow, with the additional benefit of hybrid working (2 days per week) on offer.

The role will include:

  • Providing legal advice on any dispute/potential dispute related issues
  • Providing legal advice on any data breaches
  • Work with colleagues across the business to understand the background to issues, direct investigations as required and provide clear recommendations for resolution.

The ideal candidate should be a qualified solicitor (NQ-3 years’ PQE) or an experienced paralegal with relevant experience, either in-house or in private practice, in an FCA regulated environment or financial services or professional services firm.  (Assignment 14096)

FTC Public Sector Employment Law Solicitor – Glasgow          

The organisation, based in Glasgow, is seeking an experienced employment law solicitor for a fixed term of 12 months.  The position will involve advising on all aspects of employment law, as well as involvement in employment tribunal work.  Interested candidates should have at least 2 years’ PQE and be well versed in this area of the law.  The organisation offers a competitive salary and pension scheme.  This is a full-time position, although compressed hours will be considered, and hybrid working is also available. (Assignment 13545)

In-house Transactional Corporate Lawyer – Edinburgh or London

The role offers a varied and extensive breath of work, and you will be managing and coordinating the delivery of legal advice and support across multiple business areas.  Your duties will include:

  • Managing advisers and stakeholders in successfully delivering projects
  • Striving for continuous improvement in the operating practices and processes, including identifying efficiencies, improvements and opportunities to reduce costs
  • Managing legal costs through the use of e-billing, auctions and other tools, and driving a culture of disciplined cost management and controls

To be considered for this role you should have experience of corporate and M&A work.  Knowledge of banking and financial services would be an advantage.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious solicitor to join this organisation where a competitive salary and benefits packages is on offer.  (Assignment 13264)

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 from the newly qualified level and upwards, who have proven experience in this area of law.  NQ solicitors must have general commercial experience and a genuine interest in this area.  (Assignment 13960)

Senior Legal Counsel – Remote                                          

This innovative organisation is currently seeking an additional Senior Legal Counsel (Commercial Contracts Specialist).  Interested candidates should have at least 10 years’ PQE, with experience of services/outsourcing contracts, and have strong reviewing, negotiating and drafting experience.  Public sector experience and/or IT / IP / networks experience a distinct advantage.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Providing accurate, timely and pragmatic legal advice.
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating mutually beneficial relationships with clients and suppliers in line with the governance framework.
  • Progression and resolution of disputes with clients and suppliers.
  • Drafting standard terms for new products / propositions.
  • Briefing the relevant Head of Legal on contractual relationships of concern, other areas of legal risk and opportunities being referred to the CRC process.
  • Stakeholder management, which includes a close working relationship with the commercial and procurement teams and the wider legal team. (Assignment 13918)

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.

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