Senior Solicitor - Commercial Contracts

Sellick Partnership Limited
United Kingdom
60000.00 - 70000.00 GBP Annual
May 15, 2023
Jun 12, 2023
Trademark Agent
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Senior Solicitor – Commercial Contracts

Location: South West

Salary: GBP54,421 – GBP66,890 per annum

Sellick Partnership have partnered with a leading higher education establishment to recruit to the position of Senior Solicitor within commercial contracts. This is a superb opportunity for an experienced legally qualified professional to step into a career enhancing role whilst helping to transform lives through higher education.

The role:

The University and its subsidiary companies have a wide range of legal support requirements.This is a senior solicitor post in Legal Services responsible for providing high quality legal support at a senior level.

The role will act as lead legal expert in the University on education and related contracts, providing expert and pragmatic legal advice and guidance to senior management across the University. In particular, the role will act as the legal expert on academic partnerships and education related contracts.

Main responsibilities:

  • To lead the provision of academic partnerships and education related contract review and drafting.
  • To lead on the legal aspects of contracting with external funders of education, including for example, government departments in the UK and internationally.
  • To provide high quality legal advice and support to University subsidiary companies and other related companies, particularly in relation to matters with an education focus.
  • To provide high quality legal advice in relation to student matters, including complaints and appeals as required.
  • To work closely with the Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange Contracting to ensure that the University's approach to licensing and intellectual property enables it to meet its charitable objects including advising on policy.
  • To ensure that contracting policies, review and negotiation protect the interests of the University as a charity and ensure value.
  • To provide mentoring, training, advice and guidance to other staff within and outside of Legal Services
  • To undertake such other legal work as required from time to time as required.

Person specification:

  • Fully qualified solicitor or barrister qualified to practice in England with sufficient PQE
  • Knowledge and experience of providing legal advice on contracts and related risk
  • Experience of drafting and amending complex legal documentation including contracts

This is a hybrid working role, whereby you will be required to attend the office twice per week. There may be some flexibility on this for a candidate who demonstrates the right experience.

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