Legal Advisor

Full time , Permanent , Cranfield £33,800 to £37,600 per annum Ref No: IPRS6393
Our client has a permanent vacancy for a Legal Advisor, working with a Senior Legal Advisor and the wider legal team, the role involves: • Reviewing, negotiating, drafting and advising on the terms and conditions of a diverse range of contracts and agreements to ensure that they do not expose the business or subsidiary to unreasonable risk, comply with current legislation, are appropriate for the business status, and follow the business policies, procedures and regulations. • Meeting with employees at all levels across the businesses and clients to gather information and explain legal risk in a clear and succinct manner, in terms that can be understood by non-legal colleagues at any level within the business or its subsidiaries to ensure that contracts and agreements are understood and risks are mitigated. • Maintaining legal files to ensure a full clear audit trail is available and ensuring accessibility for management information. • Undertaking own research to keep up to date with all legal and compliance developments affecting the business and its subsidiaries. • Where required, assist in the training and development of other members of the legal services team. • Provide cover for other legal service team members in times of absence. • Any other relevant duties as advised by the Line Manager from time to time. Requirements English Law Degree or equivalent. Practical commercial legal experience working within in house or in private practice. Knowledge Sound knowledge of commercial and contract law. Knowledge of current Data Protection law. Ability to work independently but as part of a team. Excellent negotiating and drafting skills. Ability to communicate (clearly and succinctly) legal issues and risks in terms that non-legal colleagues at all levels across the business with varying levels of experience can understand. Ability to break down and understand complex issues using a logical and methodical approach. Ability to ‘think outside the box’ to deliver innovative, pragmatic solutions to legal and commercial problems. Strong interpersonal skills and experience of effective business communications. Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel and Outlook Due to the large number of responses we receive it is not always possible to respond to every application. We will only contact those candidates short-listed for this role. If you have not heard from us within 7 days please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If you wish to apply for further roles please do so. We will retain your details on file and contact you should a suitable vacancy become available.
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