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In House Contracts Lawyer

  • Job
    Junior Level
  • Legal
  • Leeds, +1


  • be an in-house solicitor with at least 1 years post qualification experience in commercial contracts in a procurement setting
  • have strong drafting and negotiation skills and commercial awareness
  • be able to analyse issues and draw conclusions clearly and succinctly, in order to articulate the commercial implications of negotiated contractual terms to a wide range of audiences
  • be resilient and the ability to deal professionally with situations of conflict
  • be comfortable challenging assumptions and practices and delivering difficult messages
  • have an eye for detail and ability to prioritise (although part of a supportive team, you will need to work on your own initiative)
  • ideally have experience dealing with data protection matters, IT contracts and intellectual property issues in procurement contracts.


  • The workload is varied and you will be drafting, negotiating and advising on a range of commercial supplier contracts from start to finish. These will range in complexity and subject matter, and working with our wider team you will help ensure we comply with our legal and regulatory requirements.
  • You will work with the firms Office of the General Counsel and Information Security teams to ensure that appropriate due diligence and risk management is performed on all suppliers.
  • You will advise stakeholders, often at a senior level, on the commercial and legal aspects of contracts, including highlighting any risks to the business.
  • You'll Identify and mitigate legal risks associated with contracts and procurement activities, and support our wider procurement team's improvement plans.
  • You will be involved in:
  • keeping abreast of changing requirements and amending existing supplier agreements to meet them
  • training the Procurement team on new legislation which affects the team and the contracts we are responsible for
  • preparing and maintaining contract templates
  • recording contracts and associated data within the firm's contracts database
  • supporting the wider Procurement team and stakeholders in maintaining and improving service levels, driving innovation and ensuring compliance
  • developing smarter and more efficient ways to deliver services to our business.

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  • Life Assurance

    The firm provides life insurance of four times salary. This is automatically arranged for you from your start date but you may wish to consider completing an Expression of Wish form when joining the firm. Cover up to age 75 and maybe subject to underwriting.

  • Pension

    The firm offers membership to a Group Personal Pension Plan which is available to all employees with a matched contribution by the firm of 5% of salary. To meet the auto enrolment legislation all employees will be assessed for membership in the first month in which a salary is paid, and subject to meeting the requirements, membership will be deferred for 3 months.

  • Buy/Sell Holidays

    The firm offers the ability, on an annual basis (April), to buy/sell a maximum of one week's holiday in each holiday year. Payments are taken in 12 equal monthly instalments via salary. Holiday carried over from a previous holiday year will limit the ability to buy/sell further holiday.

  • Cycle Scheme

    The firm offers a cycle scheme allowing you to purchase a bicycle and /or cycling equipment for your commute to the office, using an established, tax efficient scheme.

  • Private Medical Insurance

    The firm's PMI scheme is offered to all employees. The firm also offers the option to upgrade cover and pay for spouse/family cover at a competitive monthly cost.