Role: Contracts Lawyer
Location: Guildford, Surrey
Duration: 3 months+
Rate: £27.31 per hour
A locum Lawyer is required for initially three months with possible extension. Pay rate offered is £27.31 per hour, however, this may be negotiable.
To provide legal advice and support to the organisation, its officers, employees and councillors in relation to planning, contract, procurement, project and related property matters.
To provide support to the Council Solicitor and Principal for Contracts, Procurement and Property (and as required to the Principal Solicitor Planning and Litigation and Principals Corporate Solicitors with regard to the conduct of legal case work).
To provide competent representation for the organisation at the Law Courts, Tribunals and meetings as may be required by the nature of the work.
Duties to include:
1. To undertake individual case work of planning, contracts, procurement and project matters as may be allocated.
2. To advise and deal with all legal issues arising during the contracting process and in relation to tendering procedures and EU procurement legislation as well as matters relating to projects which may arise including property work.
3. To negotiate, draft and complete all types of contractual and other legal documentation as may be required from time to time.
4. To provide legal advice on disputes arising from contracts entered into by the organisation.
5. To advise on constitutional issues which arise in relation to their cases.
6. To create and update contract templates.
7. To assist with the supervision of the Trainee Solicitor on relevant cases as required.
8. To draft contractual and property documentation, and to coordinate, assist, and where appropriate, lead in project as required.
9. To give legal support and advice to Officers and Members of the Executive, organisation and other committees in respect of the areas of law which fall within the post holder's area of competence.
10. To keep up to date with developments in the areas of law and provide that information to relevant senior Officers and members of the Legal Services’ Team as necessary, including provision of formal training.
11. To assist in draft reports, review, comment on and prepare legal implications for reports.
Admitted solicitor, barrister or Legal Executive
Knowledge and experience
Knowledge of either procurement law and practice, contract law, local government, administrative law or property law.
Previous experience of working in a local government legal department
Experience of interpretating, advising and drafting legal agreements
Must be able to start within three weeks' of offer.
Local authority experience is desirable.
Deekay contact: Michael Wilde - 0161 747 1234