Solicitor (Legal Counsel)

Chelmsford, Essex (GB)
£45,609 - £54,677 pa
Wednesday, 8 May 2019
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Wednesday, 5 June 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Solicitor (Legal Counsel)

£45,609 - £54,677 pa (incl. market supplement)

Location: Chelmsford

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About Anglia Ruskin University:

Anglia Ruskin is a vibrant workplace and our University is gaining prominence both nationally and internationally. We have ambitious plans for the future and we are determined that our students and staff will realise their full potential. Our main campuses in the cities of Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough have been transformed with major capital investment. With an annual turnover of over £200m, we are a major force for higher education and one of the largest universities in the East of England. 

About the role:

We’ve an exciting full-time in-house opportunity at our leading business facing University. Anglia Ruskin University’s legal requirements reflect our mixture of academic excellence and engagement with the commercial world, making us a lively forward-thinking place to work, and the exceptional opportunity to develop a broad range of in-house legal skills and experience.

As a Solicitor you’ll report to our University Solicitor (Head of Legal Services) and provide legal advice independently and as part of a small legal team to senior managers and other internal clients on a wide range of commercial, corporate and property law matters. You’ll have a working knowledge of intellectual property law and you’ll help to ensure that we’re compliant with our legal and regulatory obligations, so we can withstand scrutiny by relevant external bodies as well as legal challenges.

You’ll be a good communicator who is able to explain complex legal issues to non-legal colleagues and will be comfortable dealing at short notice with often unpredictable legal issues. You’ll also have strong commercial acumen and a definite “can do “attitude.

Key responsibilities will include drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements, so you’ll need to have excellent drafting and other technical legal skills. You’ll also be responsible for the day to day management of your own legal files.

You’ll be a current UK qualified solicitor who has ideally had strong training from a recognised private practice law firm, although all background experience will be considered. You’ll have post qualification experience although applications from keen and interesting solicitors with less experience will also be considered. We provide a supportive environment in which to progress and reach your potential.

We offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package.

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: 5 June 2019. 

We value diversity at Anglia Ruskin University and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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