Contract Lawyer – Legal Services

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Contract Lawyer – Legal Services
Ealing, London
Interim Position

Ealing 7098-1

Posted: 7th September 2023 13:29
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £47.65 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • Ealing, London,

    W5 2HL

What's involved with this role:

Interim Contract Lawyer – Legal Services

Reference no:  Ealing 7098-1

Pay rate: Up to £47.65 per hour PAYE depending on experience

35 hours Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 3 months

City: Ealing, London 

Hybrid working

Please note the pay rate is provisional only and the ad will be amended with the confirmed rate, once received

The purpose of the role is to advise on and deal with all legal matters relating to UK and EU contract and public procurement law and other general legal matters affecting the Council.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Give legal advice on and prepare straightforward and complex documentation relating to all contracts and public procurement matters (including TUPE and public/private partnerships) and to assist in the development of policy.
  • Attend committees, working parties and other member level panels or meetings as required and to advise on procedural and specific legal issues.
  • Instruct counsel as necessary, arrange case conferences and attend to counsel at hearings / inquiries as required.
  • Manage case work and advise on strategic case management with a view to cost effectiveness.
  • Represent the Council in meetings with other authorities, government departments and other bodies.
  • Draft reports and legal implications of reports to Cabinet and committees.
  • Familiarise and keep up to date with changes in the law and legal practice, and bring this to the attention of relevant client departments.
  • Assist the Head of Legal (Contracts) in identifying the training needs of clients in the field of contract and procurement law and to participate in the provision of appropriate training for those clients.
  • Supervise and manage the performance and development of junior staff in the Contracts Section.
  • Assist in the recruitment of junior staff in the Contracts Section.
  • Attend training courses and liaise with external bodies as required.
  • Undertake other duties and responsibilities of a similar professional nature and at a similar responsibility level to those described above which may be allocated from time to time.


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:



  1. Qualified solicitor, a barrister or a legal executive.


Skills & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. At least two years relevant contracts and procurement experience as an admitted solicitor, barrister or a legal executive.
  3. High level skills in ICT and communication, with excellent written, spoken and interpersonal skills at a management level.
  4. Knowledge and understanding of law and procedure relating to contracts, local government, public procurement, public/private partnerships and the Private Finance Initiative or ability to acquire the same.
  5. Ability to draft and settle original documents and clauses to give effect to special circumstances and new statutory provisions.
  6. A clear and systematic approach to problem solving, including the ability to research new law and policy effectively and to apply that research to meet the client’s needs.
  7. Ability to allocate and supervise the workload of staff in the Contracts team.
  8. Ability to represent the Council at meetings of the Cabinet/Committees and at meetings with other public authorities, Government departments, contractors etc. and give advice on matters of law and procedure.
  9. Ability to communicate with and advise in writing and orally, at all organisational levels, including Members, Directors and others.
  10. Ability to contribute to the continuous improvement of Legal Services.



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Contract Lawyer – Legal Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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