Locum Commercial Contracts & Litigation Lawyer

  • Job Reference: TGH/6640140
  • Date Posted: 6 December 2017
  • Recruiter: Venn Group
  • Location: South East (Home Counties)
  • Salary: £30.00 to £40.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: 2 months (+)
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Locum Commercial Contracts and Litigation Lawyer to join a District Council in Northern Home Counties. The position will last for an initial period of 2 months with the possibility of further extension.

The ideal candidate will be a Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive with a background dealing with commercial contracts and civil litigation matters.

The role will consist of managing a mixed caseload on a wide range of Commercial Contracts and Litigation matters. The client’s priority is in commercial contracts, however if you have a background including litigation this would be ideal. Preferably this experience will have been gained within local government or the wider public sector.

Substantial knowledge of contract law will be required.  Knowledge and practical experience of EU and UK procurement legislation and requirements, tender evaluation, the drafting and negotiation of substantial contracts and consultancy agreements is vital for this role.

The additional litigation responsibilities will include gathering evidence, preparing files and documents, attending court hearings and providing trial advocacy when necessary. You may also be required to provide support for committee hearings if necessary.

A competitive hourly rate of £30-40 per hour is offered to the successful candidate dependent on experience. If you are looking for a higher rate, please do contact us as this may be something that the client is willing to consider.

To apply for this role please send your CV to Tom Hoult or Philippa Turner at midlandslegal@venngroup.com or by calling 0121 616 0660. We look forward to your application.

Venn Group aim to deliver the highest standards, so you can be assured your application will be handled with professionalism and care.

Venn Group acts as an employment agency and an employment business.

At Venn Group, we endeavor to respond to all applications within 48 hours.  However due to the volume of applications we receive we may not be able to respond to all applications individually.  If you have not heard from us within a 48 hour timeframe your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.