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Junior Commercial Contracts Counsel

  • Job
    Full-time
    Entry, Junior & Mid Level
  • Legal
  • London
    Remote

AI generated summary

  • You must have at least 18 months PQE advising on a variety of commercial contracts, including IT-related contracts, within the insurance or financial services sector. Experience with frameworks for efficient contracting and working in-house with exposure to multiple jurisdictions is preferred.
  • You will review, negotiate, and advise on commercial contracts, develop contracting standards, manage contracts, support key stakeholders, enhance efficiency through technology, ensure compliance, and mitigate legal risks for the Group.

Requirements

  • Candidates are expected to have [at least 18 months post-qualified experience] advising on a broad range of commercial contracts from both the customer and supplier perspective. Charles Taylor’s three key business lines are insurance management, specialist claims services and technology and the role would be expected to be able to support the contracting needs of each of those business lines as required and with support from specialist colleagues. In this role, the candidate would be exposed to a broad range of contracts – NDAs, master services agreements, statements of work, contract addendums, variations and terminations etc – and, in particular, IT-related contracts (such as Saas, consultancy, licensing, network services and software development contracts), contracts for the delivery of claims (and other) professional services and various procurement contracts covering several jurisdictions where the Group operates.
  • Experience of designing, implementing and / or operating within frameworks which enable efficient contracting across large groups while maintaining appropriate controls and driving best practice improvements would be helpful in support of the wider commercial contracts team’s objectives. Familiarity with the insurance sector and/or broader financial services exposure would be beneficial as would experience working in-house (including by way of secondment) and/or across multiple jurisdictions.

Responsibilities

  • You will review, amend, draft and negotiate a range of commercial contracts, both for customers of and suppliers to the Group and its various business units and provide practical advice to key stakeholders on issues arising.
  • You will help set contracting standards to be followed across the Group, ensuring that the Group’s contracts enable compliance with all of the Group’s policies and procedures and relevant legislation and regulation (including, for example, sanctions, fair trading, anti-fraud and corruption, ethical and environmental, etc.)
  • You will support the maintenance of a Group-wide contracts’ management process supported by appropriate technology, including ensuring that all contracts are reviewed appropriately before signing, and that all in-force contracts are readily available at short notice and are actively monitored.
  • You will assist the commercial contracts team to operate efficiently within a robust control framework and will, engaging with key stakeholders across the Group, lead the embedding those processes, procedures, standards and systems across the Group.
  • You will work closely with key stakeholders (including from the Group’s procurement, client development, DPO and CISO functions), to effectively respond to business contractual needs, provide guidance and ensure consistent contractual practices across the Group.
  • You will help with the application and further development of appropriate technology, processes, standards, templates and other tools (where appropriate) to improve the efficiency of the contracting process, drive standardisation and reduce risk.
  • You will contribute to the setting, monitoring and delivery of assurance over a robust but functional control framework to further mitigate risk across the Group’s commercial contracting.
  • You will support the development and sharing of up-to-date know-how and promote best practice to enhance the Group’s contractual position including assisting with the design, implementation and updating of contract templates, guidance materials and other know-how which support the successful implementation of the commercial contracts team’s policies and processes across the Group.
  • You will support the Group’s understanding of, and readiness to meet, existing and potential future legal risks and devise and deliver strategies to mitigate the impact of any such risks on the Group.

FAQs

What kind of contracts will I be working on in this role?

In this role, you will be reviewing, amending, drafting, and negotiating a range of commercial contracts, including NDAs, master services agreements, statements of work, contract addendums, variations, terminations, and IT-related contracts such as Saas, consultancy, licensing, network services, and software development contracts.

Will I be working mostly remotely or in the London office?

While the role can be mostly performed remotely, candidates must be prepared to work occasionally from our London office.

What level of experience is required for this role?

Candidates are expected to have at least 18 months post-qualified experience advising on a broad range of commercial contracts from both the customer and supplier perspective.

What kind of support will I receive in this role?

You will be part of a strong team in support of a global business with ambitious growth plans. You will also have support from specialist colleagues for the contracting needs of Charles Taylor's three key business lines: insurance management, specialist claims services, and technology.

What kind of technology and processes will I be working with in this role?

You will assist in the application and further development of appropriate technology, processes, standards, templates, and other tools to improve the efficiency of the contracting process, drive standardization, and reduce risk.

Claims Solutions. InsureTech. Insurance Management.

Consulting
Industry
1001-5000
Employees
1884
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

Charles Taylor provides an unrivalled and growing range of insurance services, claims and technology solutions across the globe, with a specialism in complex situations requiring distinctive technical expertise and technology. We aim to build long-term client relationships spanning multiple value-creating solutions, and to consistently delight our clients with the quality and responsiveness of our people and delivery. We have 3,000+ experts based around the globe in more than 120 locations spread across 30 countries in the UK & Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.