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Legal Counsel

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Job Summary

  • Cork City
  • Contract
  • BBBH785607
  • Jun 22, 2021
  • Competitive
Job Description

Legal Counsel - We have a great opportunity for a qualified solicitor to join a diverse and progressive in house legal team in Cork.

The Role:

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.


Consultant Details

Consultant Details

Bronagh Byrne
  • Consultant | Legal Recruitment
  • 353 (0) 1 4321555