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Legal Counsel (Qualified Lawyer) - £50,000

£50000 - £50001 per annum

Legal Counsel (Qualified Lawyer)

Location: Kent or Colchester or Norwich or Manchester

Salary: £50,000

Mcgregor Boyall are delighted to be working with a Global Insurance Group (4000 staff) who have a market leading presence in the personal motor and home insurance sector.

Recently the organisation has seen significant growth, with a Autonet online and van insurance specialist acquiring two major insurers into its group the organisation are growing rapidly

To support this there is a unique opportunity for a practically minded and commercially focussed solicitor to take on a new role within a an innovative business.

Structure of the Role:

  • This is a role for an in-house solicitor to work alongside the Senior Legal Counsel for Insurance Broking, which is the largest division within the Group, employing around 4000 people across the UK.
  • The role forms part of the COO and broking division, however The Group has a dedicated legal team for specialist legal matters, such as litigation and employment, which will support this dedicated role.
  • The role will require direct contact with clients around the business, allowing the successful candidate to build strong relationships.
  • The role will require the successful candidate to be able to work independently with reducing supervision, and to be confident enough to research and then recommend pragmatic, business-focused solutions.
  • The role can be based in Manchester, Norwich, Colchester, Maidstone or Bury St. Edmonds. Travel to London will be required from time to time, where the Senior Legal Counsel is based.

Purpose of the Role:

  • To work with the Senior Legal Counsel to provide general legal guidance, assistance and advice to the Insurance Broking division on a day-to-day basis.
  • Drafting, negotiating and amending a wide and varied range of commercial agreements, including IT, outsourcing, marketing agreements, insurance-specific commercial agreements such as panel distribution agreements and advising on contracts for public sector tenders. This will involve working closely with colleagues to drafting and negotiating contracts in line with the strategy and values of the organisation.
  • Providing day-to-day advice on wider commercial matters, including data protection and use of data within commercial arrangements.
  • Supporting the business in following the right legal contracting compliance procedures, to ensure effective contracting, procurement and negotiation.
  • Helping to develop and draft key standard documentation, including policies and precedents.

Criteria – must be clearly demonstrated on CV

  • Solicitor qualified in England and Wales, or an equivalent foreign jurisdiction qualification
  • 2-5 PQE
  • Trained at a reputable firm
  • Experience of reviewing and negotiating a range of commercial agreements
  • Some in-house experience is preferred but is not essential
  • Knowledge, attention to detail and the ability to work as part of a small highly skilled team is essential as the role will necessarily be broad and varied
  • Able to apply legal knowledge in a commercial context.
  • Able to manage stakeholders at all levels of the business
  • Able to prioritise work and to work well under pressure
  • Knowledge of Financial Services regulatory requirements (not essential but preferred)
  • Knowledge of GDPR and data handling requirements
  • Flexible and adaptable personal style with strong influencing and negotiation skills

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

 

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