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Commercial Solicitor

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United Kingdom  United Kingdom
Legal, English

Job Description:

REQ ID: xxxxx1

JOB TITLE: Commercial Solicitor

SALARY: Competitive

POSTING END DATE: 30/04/2023


Beyond Property, Purchasing, HR and IT, more than being part of our Finance or Marketing teams, beyond even Sales and Service, every role in every business area offers unique opportunities to make an impact on the future of mobility and the automotive industry.


We're re-examining our vehicles and what a vehicle means in the emerging world of automation, connectedness, electrification and the shared economy. New ideas, new technology, and new approaches to mobility are our business. Join a team of next generation thinkers.

This role provides the opportunity for an enthusiastic Solicitor with relevant post qualification experience to work as part of a busy legal team, providing advice and direction on a wide variety of matters. The role will primarily focus on commercial contracts and general legal advice. Experience in M&A transactions, corporate governance and company secretarial matters is desirable but not essential.

The successful candidate will be a key and influential adviser to the (COMPANY NAME) business and will work with a cross-functional team to help shape the future of (COMPANY NAME).

The role will involve taking the lead in making decisions about legal and commercial risks which affect the business and it is expected that the right candidate will become a trusted adviser to the (COMPANY NAME) business, (including at board director level) and be able to provide robust legal advice.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

* Advising, drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial contracts across the (COMPANY NAME) group of companies, many of which will be of high value and complexity including in relation to:

* Supply and purchase agreements, logistics and distribution, data protection, IT and related services etc.;

* Partnerships, collaborations and investments;

* M&A transactions, corporate disposals and re-organisations (depending on candidate experience).

* Drafting and amending precedent documents;

* Managing a high-volume workload;

* Ensuring cross-functional collaboration, and building a strong network of cross-functional stakeholders

* Conducting legal research

* Keeping abreast of legislative and industry changes and ensuring that legal advice is aligned with the same

* Undertaking any other work as required in connection with the role.



* Qualified Solicitor of England and Wales who has strong proven experience of working on commercial contracts and advising on legal compliance;

* Experience gained at a strong private practice firm and/or in-house;

* Highly effective prioritisation skills, with an ability to manage a large and varied workload;

* Good attention to detail and ability to convey advice in a clear and concise manner which is easily understandable by non-lawyers at all levels of the business.


* Strong experience working with automotive, manufacturing and engineering focused clients;

* Experience of working with global companies, with high value and complex contracts;

* Experience working as an in-house lawyer;

* Corporate legal experience including in respect of M&A transactions, corporate disposals and reorganisations and company secretarial matters.

Personal Profile


* Team player who is willing to take responsibility for their own workload, whilst providing support and assistance to other members of the team;

* Able to deliver quality, consistency and attention to detail in a complex and highly demanding environment;

* Strong communicator with a proven track record of demonstrating logic and analytical thinking, combined with business focused and pragmatic advice;

* Comfortable challenging other members of the organisation with strong influencing and engagement skills - able to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style;

* Resilient and enthusiastic.


* A passion for the automotive industry and the potential of automotive technology;

* A passion to influence the future growth of (COMPANY NAME).


Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you'll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan, private medical cover and performance related bonus scheme. As a manager, you'll also be able to select one of our luxury premium vehicles to lease at a fraction of the cost. All this and more makes (COMPANY NAME) the perfect place to continue your journey.

This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At (COMPANY NAME), hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees with more choice and flexibility around how, when and where they work, if suitable for their role. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage.

Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.

(COMPANY NAME) is committed to equal opportunity for all.


We look after our employees by offering a host of benefits and investing in their talent through award-winning training


Source: Company website
Posted on: 17 Mar 2023
Industry: Automotive
Languages: English
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