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Legal Counsel - Commercial/IT/Telecoms

Job Title: Legal Counsel - Commercial/IT/Telecoms
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: Competitive day rate
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 6 months
REF: KK_LEGAL_1612798307
Contact Name: Kerry Knight
Contact Email:
Job Published: 6 months ago

Job Description

Legal Counsel - Commercial

Reading with remote working

6 month contract to start on the 14th March

We are looking for a Legal Counsel (Commercial) to join the in-house legal team who provide commercially focused and efficient legal solutions across all areas of commercial and procurement activities.

  • Advising on the shape, structure and set up of commercial / procurement contracts
  • Advising on, drafting and negotiating the necessary documentation
  • Collaborating closely with internal clients and members of the shareholder legal teams to get contracts closed, including where needed, with the relevant shareholder approvals
  • Working closely with internal clients and stakeholders to ensure timely updates, escalations of issues and identification of risks to relevant business, legal and executive leads
  • Providing trusted and proactive legal expertise, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrating skilled, confident, hands-on contractual drafting and negotiation

Must Have

  • A qualified solicitor
  • Solid commercial contract work experience
  • Material commercial law practice and knowledge
  • Enjoyment of drafting and negotiating commercial contracts / making deals happen
  • Experience of and the skills (particularly highly organised and systematic ways of working) to thrive in a fast paced and at times pressured environment with tight deadlines
  • Willingness to learn about / hands-on experience of using technology to assist with contract management
  • Resilience, professionalism and a can-do attitude to thrive in a pressured environment and/or an environment of constant change / process improvement

Nice to Have

  • UK qualified
  • Should have experience of tech procurement - Outsourcing and insourcing agreements, Hardware, Software, SaaS agreements, services agreements
  • Private Practice experience
  • Telecoms experience is advantage

If this sounds like a role you can take hold of, and want to work in an Agile, dynamic yet challenging environment in the heart of Reading, we would love to hear from you! Please apply here or send a CV direct to

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