Legal Counsel - We have a great opportunity for a qualified solicitor to join a diverse and progressive in house legal team in Cork.
Reporting to a Commercial Lawyer in the Legal Department, the Lawyer will be responsible for advising on, drafting and negotiating a large variety of legal agreements, with a focus on the firms commercial innovation projects and the contractual framework pertaining to same.
Duties and Responsibilities:
∙ Supporting the Legal Department and the business in providing in-house legal advice for all commercial contracts, including connection agreements, grant agreements, R&D partnership agreements, data protection agreements and non-disclosure agreements.
∙ Drafting, negotiating, reviewing, updating various legal agreements, including standard form and bespoke contracts.
∙ Managing and supporting third party specialists, including external lawyers to deliver required business outcomes.
∙ Identifying areas of potential legal risk, developing reporting structures in relation to those risks and conducting reviews where required.
∙ Promoting legal awareness and communicating to the business when legal input should be sought. ∙ Monitoring and keeping business units advised of relevant legislative changes and case-law affecting the conduct of the company's business.
∙ Providing day to day support to the Legal Department and the business, in conjunction with third party specialists, to deliver required business outcomes.
∙ Ensuring that continuing professional development is maintained and that professional knowledge remains current, by participating in appropriate training / courses / seminars, as agreed with the Head of Legal.
∙ Other duties as required from time to time.
∙ Inputting and maintaining the legal register with precedents & legislation.
Requirements for the role
∙ Qualified Solicitor with circa 4 years post qualification, including at least 2 years in commercial contracts.
∙ Knowledge of energy legislation and regulatory framework desirable.
∙ Ability to deal confidently and professionally on day to day issues and handle complex issues with limited supervision.
∙ Ability to demonstrate a good level of self-sufficiency, combined with an awareness of the boundaries of own competence/authority.
∙ Team oriented and collegiate with a willingness to share knowledge with and support of other members of the team.
∙ Solution-orientated, i.e. ability to adopt a commercial perspective rather than an 'academic' approach to legal issues.
∙ Ability to set own high standards of performance and delivering desired results
Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.