In House Lawyer

London, England
£Market pro rata
20 Sep 2017
18 Oct 2017
Marian Lloyd-Jones
Sector/Practice Area
Corporate, Commercial contracts
Vacancy Type


A major educational establishment.


An interim role has arisen for a Solicitor to join the Legal Services team.

Reporting to the Head of Legal, the solicitor will undertake a range of legal services including:

Management of the legal review of a full range of contracts, licences and ad hoc agreements.

Supporting the development of and drafting compliance related polices, reviewing and incorporating relevant legislation.

Providing, practical, robust and comprehensive legal advice and assistance to the University in respect of its activities as required.


With 2-5pqe and available at short notice your experience should include the ability to:

Draft, review, and amend various contracts, including but not limited to commercial contracts, research and collaboration agreements, terms and conditions for purchase goods and services, NDAs, software and publisher licences and ad hoc agreements; and to liaise with and advise the contract owner to ensure that financial, legal and reputational risks are managed effectively in a timely manner.

Maintain an overview of the requirements for key areas of the University's business such as academic partnerships and maintain appropriate templates.

Assist in developing and maintaining the University's repository of contracts and licences.

On the compliance / policies side you will assist in the development, review and update, in accordance with current legislative requirements and University protocols, of University wide policies procedures and guidance of policies through formal committee structures.

Your relevant post-qualification experience may have been gained at a law firm or in an in-house environment.

Previous experience of dealing with higher education legal matters would be an advantage.

Company secretary experience would be an advantage as would experience of working in a highly regulated industry.

A September start is required.

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfill this kind of work.

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