PT Commercial Lawyer – Legal Services

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PT Commercial Lawyer - Legal Services
Interim Position

Darlington 6335414877067

Posted: 22nd March 2024 14:56
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  • Pay Rate:

    £20.85 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    18 Monday – Friday, TBC

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


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Interim PT Commercial Lawyer - Legal Services

Reference no: Darlington 6335414877067

Pay Rate: £20.85 per hour PAYE

18 Monday – Friday, TBC

This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


Pay rate negeotiable

Post can be fully home-based

Needed 2 or 3 days per week.

Be a key member of the Commercial team, responsible for providing a comprehensive advice and drafting service on contracts, agreements and procurement issues.

Deal with company, commercial, partnership, unincorporated bodies, trusts, and associated matters for the Council and external clients. Help with other areas of the work of the Commercial Team and Legal Services as may be required. Assist in the management of the Commercial Team and contribute to the overall management of Legal Services

Key Responsibilities:

  • Advise on, draft and amend agreements, contracts and other legal documents.
  • Advise on procurement procedure and issues and draft or amend relevant documentation.
  • Deal with company and commercial matters, including companies searches, formation, responsibilities, local authority trading, partnerships, joint ventures and other arrangements with outside bodies.
  • Deal with partnership, joint working agreements and other arrangements with outside bodies.
  • Deal with issues relating to the constitutions of unincorporated bodies.
  • Deal with the formation of trusts and issues concerned with the management of trusts.
  • Advise on issues relating to contractual and procurement disputes and any litigation that arises and to work jointly with colleagues in dealing with such litigation.
  • Attend and present cases (subject to rights of audience) at courts, panels and hearings, as required
  • Keep under review, research and advise on factual and legal matters (including the impact of new legislation and cases) so far as it relates to the job purpose.
  • Provide a strategic and proactive legal service within the remit of the job purpose, by seeking to anticipate issues and become involved with ideas, initiatives and projects at an early stage.

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF

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:


  • Qualified Solicitor, Barrister, Fellow of Institute of Legal Executives or a Licensed Conveyancer with a current practising certificate and with rights of audience


  • Knowledge of procurement and relevant issues
  • Approximately 2 years post qualified working knowledge/ experience of the following:
  • Advising about and drafting contracts and agreements
  • Dealing with company formations, company law and commercial matters


  • Experience of Construction - JCT and NEC
  • Approx. 2 years’ experience of interpreting legislation, case law, policy or procedures to give recommendations and advice
  • Approx. 2 years’ experience of effective negotiating, influencing and persuading to reach satisfactory outcomes

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent client care skills and ability to work to a highly professional standard at all times and including on complex and innovative matter
  • Ability to summarise and interpret complex and conceptual matters to aide others’ understanding and aimed at their needs
  • Ability to work as part of a team, sharing tasks and providing cover as necessary
  • Ability to use appropriate styles and arguments to influence and negotiate satisfactory outcomes
  • Ability to solve problems and make difficult (good call) judgments
  • Able to prioritise workload and to plan and allocate tasks to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work to broad policy guidelines and to use discretion and act on own initiative as required.
  • Ability to regularly give advice and guidance, including demonstrating duties, instructing and checking the work of others
  • Ability to listen and communicate both orally and in writing to a wide range of audiences (including ability to write clear and concise reports & presentations)


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Job Ref: Darlington 6335414877067
PT Commercial Lawyer - Legal Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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PT Commercial Lawyer - Legal Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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