Job Title: In-house Solicitor
Salary: £60,000 per annum
Position: Full Time, Fixed term - 14 months (Maternity Cover)
The Company is the UK's leading provider of bespoke end-to-end specialist vehicle recovery and incident management services. Founded in 1986, they have over 500 staff and currently operate out of a single site in Huddersfield.
The business has experienced significant levels of growth over recent years, and operates broadly across three sectors: Fleet Claims Solutions, Insurance Claims Solutions and Roadside Solutions. Clients include leasing providers, fleet insurers, motor insurers, blue chips, public sector organisations and police forces nationwide.
Following an all share merger in 21 February 2020, FMG is now part of a much larger group (in excess of £1 billion turnover and over 5,000 employees). Part of the Group's core business lies in the hire of light commercial vehicles to businesses on a flexible and term basis. Whilst the other side of the Group, where this company sits, is a market leader in the provision of a range of accident management, incident management and legal services.
As in-house Legal Counsel, you will take the lead on a range of commercial matters, including providing advice on, drafting, revising and negotiating customer and supplier contracts (to include some IT contracts), tenders and NDAs and collating and providing monthly governance information. The role is at the very heart of the business and the legal function is integral to the whole operation.
The business and the board look to the Legal Counsel to provide sound legal and risk management advice to various departments in the organisation. You will report into the Managing Director / Financial Director, with a dotted line into Group Legal, to make executive decisions on the legal impact of commercial matters or the commercial implications of legal advice.
The Company is looking for a commercial contracts solicitor who is be able to work autonomously and with pragmatism in an environment where legal and commercial issues are entwined.
You will have experience in drafting and negotiating contracts, knowledge of commercial transactions and the ability to look beyond the documentation and consider the wider business aspects involved. You should be customer focused with good negotiation and communication skills and be able to build strong relationships with internal clients.
What's in it for you?
On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package dependent on experience. Flexible working (including some home working) is possible.
The company is based in Huddersfield with easy access for people commuting from elsewhere in Yorkshire or from the North West and free car parking is provided on site. The office also contains modern break out areas with kitchen facilities and TV area, and shower facilities for those that want to take advantage of the cycle to work scheme.
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Candidates with relevant experience or job titles of; Legal Counsel, In House Lawyer, Intellectual Property Law, Data Protection Law, Commercial Solicitor, In House Legal Counsel, Contract Law, and Senior Solicitor will be considered for this role.