In-House Commercial Lawyer, NQ-2, Blackburn

Job Reference: EM/VE2
Location:Blackburn, North West, Preston, UK

About the job:

We are working with one of the top UK providers of clean and sustainable energy to help expand their in-house legal counsel based in Blackburn, near Preston, UK. Our client is known for their innovative approach to delivering efficient, low carbon energy solutions throughout the UK to a wide variety of public, private, retail and commercial clients, and are well-regarded as one of the market leaders in their field. Due to client demand, they are looking to recruit an in-house commercial lawyer to join their existing legal counsel on a permanent basis.

This role is a great opportunity for those already working in-house looking for a nurturing, fast-paced environment to build their career, or a junior lawyer looking to move into in-house work. The client are looking for candidates with around 0-2 years PQE, gained at a leading law firm or in-house legal practice. You will ideally have a Construction law background – though Commercial candidates will still be considered – a strong academic background, and demonstrable experience with commercial contracts. A keen eye for detail and excellent communication and drafting skills are also key for the role.

As an in-house commercial lawyer, you will assist with predominantly standard form construction contracts and tender reviews, drafting and negotiating to help manage contractual risk, and providing advice to key stakeholders on various contractual issues. You will also be required to provide legal training to junior members of the Commercial team.

To find out more about the particulars of the role and the application process, please contact our Head of In-House Qasim Zahid on 0161 880 0118 or qas.zahid@qclegal.comin-house commercial