Senior Legal Advisor - Stevenage

Ref: 2016 Date Posted: Sunday 31 Jul 2022
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Senior Legal Advisor
Location:                Stevenage
Salary:                     £85,000 to £110,000 + Bonus, Pension, Company Car, Flexible working & more
We currently have a unique opportunity for someone to secure a role as a Senior Legal Advisor with a global leading defence engineering organisation. You will act as a trusted adviser, assisting various stakeholders throughout the business, including the senior management team. You will provide legal advice principally to the UK business, but also to the parent and sister companies and colleagues abroad, as required. You will also assist with company secretarial functions within the Company’s and Group Legal Department.
The role will work in the UK Legal Team, which currently consists of three lawyers who are firmly integrated into the wider international legal team, and your aim is to ensure that the business/projects operate with minimum acceptable risk with regard to legal implications, as well as ensuring that the Company recognises its rights, whether contractual, or in relation to assets e.g. intellectual property, and to utilise and protect such rights.
You will provide advice to all departments within the Company, and also provide guidance/advice across our Group. Inherently the role is mixed, both in the context of the ranges of legal advice required and also by reason of the fact that responsibility is requested and taken for activities which do not fall squarely within other areas (examples: OECD, Data Protection and Freedom of Information)
You will provide advice on matters including:
  • Contractual terms (e.g. sales and marketing, procurement, R&D, co-operation and partnering and security related agreements, IT)
  • Disputes
  • Employment
  • Intellectual property
  • Regulatory issues
  • Company secretarial duties, including board minutes and resolutions
  • Defcons and other Government/s terms
  • Provision of training, particularly to the Procurement and Commercial functions on contractual terms and conditions and Defcons
  • Training and development of junior members of the team
  • Acquisitions & disposals
Senior Legal Advisor skills and experience required:
  • You will be a qualified Solicitor or Barrister
  • You will have academic qualifications of LLB, BA (Law) and above
  • Experience of working with and an understanding of Defence/MoD Contracts
  • We are looking for someone who can demonstrate good legal skills, who is happy to be a “generalist” and, where there are gaps in their existing legal knowledge, has a desire to learn on the job and expand their competencies
  • The ability to understand a complex situation and summarise it in a concise and easy to understand format
  • The skills and authority to convince clients, both in-house and external
  • You will be capable of interfacing easily with other functions in a multi-cultural environment
  • Strong drafting, legal analysis and negotiating skills
  • A willingness to accept responsibility and ownership
  • Fluency in French or another language useful but not essential
This is an excellent opportunity for you to secure a rewarding and challenging Senior Legal Advisor role with a company that offers excellent career and development opportunities, a fantastic working environment, and a highly competitive benefits package.
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