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Senior Solicitor

  • Job
    Senior & Expert Level
  • Legal
  • Liverpool
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AI generated summary

  • You must be reliable, have strong relationships, commercial awareness, problem-solving skills, communication skills, independence, ability to work under pressure.
  • You will review and negotiate contracts, provide legal support on projects, stay updated on legal developments, build relationships with business areas, offer guidance on legal issues, provide training, and support change projects.


  • You will be reliable and trustworthy with the ability to build great relationships. We’re at our best when we focus, support each other, and celebrate our progress.
  • Alongside the ability to demonstrate sound commercial awareness and judgement and logical problem-solving skills you will have experience in commercial law with knowledge of corporate practices.
  • You will have effective communication and influencing skills with the ability to convey the implications of complex technical issues to non-subject matter experts at all levels and the confidence to challenge and escalate appropriately.
  • You will be able to work independently and use your own initiative whilst having the support of senior lawyers within the team and you will be expected to manage competing demands and to work under pressure.


  • Contract review, drafting and negotiation for a broad range of different commercial contracts, including IT, consultancy, and general procurement.
  • Supporting the Head of Legal and Group Legal Director with legal projects impacting The Very Group.
  • Maintaining extensive knowledge of UK legal and regulatory developments affecting The Very Group’s activities in the retail marketplace and identifying potential legal and regulatory change to ensure impacts are sufficiently understood and mitigated.
  • Maintaining effective relationships with all relevant business areas through a pragmatic, commercial and business focussed approach and demonstrating a sound understanding of business processes within The Very Group.
  • Application of analytical and process skills, specialist knowledge and innovative thinking to offer support and guidance on complex legal and operational problems.
  • Providing structured training and on the job guidance to staff in a variety of departments, raising awareness of legal and regulatory risks relevant to them.
  • Supporting a range of change projects within The Very Group.


What level of experience is required for the Senior Solicitor role?

An understanding of commercial contracts, corporate law, or corporate governance is essential for this role, whether it be through PQE experience or in a training rotation.

What responsibilities will the Senior Solicitor have in this role?

Responsibilities include contract review, drafting, and negotiation for various commercial contracts, supporting legal projects, staying up to date on UK legal and regulatory developments, maintaining relationships with business areas, providing guidance on legal and operational problems, offering structured training, and supporting change projects.

What skills and qualities are important for a Senior Solicitor in this role?

Important skills and qualities include reliability, building relationships, sound commercial awareness and judgment, logical problem-solving skills, effective communication and influencing skills, ability to work independently and use initiative, and ability to manage competing demands and work under pressure.

Making good things easily accessible to more people so they can live life well.

Retail & Consumer Goods

Mission & Purpose

The Very Group is a retail and e-commerce company that operates various online retail brands, including Very.co.uk and Littlewoods.com. They offer a wide range of products across categories such as fashion, home, electrical, and beauty. The ultimate mission of The Very Group is to provide a seamless and enjoyable shopping experience for their customers, offering a diverse range of high-quality products and exceptional customer service. Their purpose is to inspire and enable their customers to express their individuality, style, and aspirations through their products and services. The Very Group aims to be a trusted destination for online shopping, delivering convenience, choice, and value while creating meaningful connections with their customers and fostering long-term loyalty.

Culture & Values

  • Trusted

    We're empowered and committed to deliver. We take our responsibilities seriously. Our customers, colleagues and partners can count on us.

  • Ambitious

    We thrive on being the best. We've achieved extraordinary things and we're hungry for more. We push ourselves every day to create the best experience for our customers and the best outcome for our business.

  • Proud

    Our customers are our world. We're passionate about our customers and what's important to them. We're proud of our history and excited about our future.

  • Innovative

    We go after ideas that make a difference. We constantly search for ways to improve, both big and small. We're adaptive, resilient and we learn as we go.

  • Together

    We're unbeatable when we collaborate. We're one team, working towards one ambition. We're at our best when we focus, support each other and celebrate our progress


  • Hybrid working model

    Our people can split their time between home and office working to make the day work for them. We want our people to be hyper-productive at home and hyper collaborative in the office, so we’ve invested in reconfiguring our workspaces and investing in our tech to support everyone to do just that.

  • Pump it up!

    Our on-site gym includes all the equipment you need to get a sweat on, plus plenty of classes per week including lunchtime yoga, early morning HIIT and personal training options.

  • Cycle to work scheme

    Save on commute costs and improve your health with our Bike2Work scheme. Colleagues can save up to 42% on the cost of bicycles and/or equipment to make getting to work as hassle-free as possible.

  • Annual bonuses

    We offer annual bonus opportunities based on business performance and individual contribution