Sole In-house Commercial Lawyer (Construction Company)

Employer
gmk
Location
London, England, City of London / England, London
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
18 Aug 2019

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Sector/Practice Area
Construction, Regulatory/Compliance (except Banking/Finance)
Vacancy Type
Lawyers, In-House
PQE
4-6 years, 7+ years
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My client is a leading UK mechanical and electrical subcontractor which has experienced massive business growth over the past 5 years with a 60% increase of revenue. The company has a number of major London based projects for Google and US Data Centers. They now need to hire a sole counsel to help develop and implement processes and procedures to reduce their risk and improve profitability on projects. This opportunity is a very broad commercial role where you'll work with both directors. The company has a number of major London based projects which acts for 70% of business revenue while the remainder is regional projects, and overseas in Finland and Belgium. 

You will report to the Managing Director who is keen to hire a commercial lawyer to help negotiate/manage commercial contracts across the business and to help develop and implement processes, procedures and training to reduce their risk and improve profitability on projects. This opportunity is a very broad commercial role where you'll work autonomously on interesting legal work, ranging from Standard Construction contracts e.g. JCTs, Terms of Business, Supply Chain Contracts, Guarantees and Bonds. An increase volume of work is focused on data centres where you will advise the company directors on numerous legal and commercial matters. 

The ideal candidate will UK Qualified with 5 yrs PQE + of Private Practice and In-house having gained excellent general commercial law experience gained from the construction industry, however a construction background is not essential. Candidates working for a reputable law firm with in-house secondment experience will be considered. Must have good law firm training and show confidence with a natural ability to be pragmatic and deliver commercial solutions. Great career progression is on offer. 
 

Background
gmk was founded in 1998 by Jon Garrett and Lynne McCarroll, both of whom qualified as solicitors before moving into legal recruitment in the early 1990’s.


The Business
At gmk we can assist you throughout your career from NQ to partner level. As legal recruitment specialists, we act for all major law firms (both UK and US) and can keep you up to date on all roles currently on the market. Market knowledge gained since 1998 means we can advise you on the difference between firms, the work on offer, size and structure of the team, and the working culture and practices the firm adopts.

We take time to get to know our clients, to understand their needs and requirements, and have built up an extensive range of contacts amongst partners, other lawyers, and human resources personnel, enabling us to source as many positions as possible, to give you as much choice as possible.

For our candidates we provide an individual service tailored to each unique situation. Whatever level of pqe you are, we can offer you a personal service, focused on your skills and career aspirations. Your CV will NEVER be sent out without your express consent, and we promise to keep you fully updated throughout the process. We aim to provide a service of the utmost professionalism and integrity, ensuring that we listen to and respond to your needs. You are not a number. We want you to stand out from the crowd.

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