SENIOR LAWYER

Job Description

Salary: Competitive

Our client is looking for a Senior Lawyer for a contract position, located in Aberdeen (Hybrid Working) ROLE: The Legal Department provides a legal and commercial advisory service to the company and other group companies. The Legal Department also provides a Company Secretarial service. Matters include: matters which are highly sensitive within the company or where the matter is of interest beyond company; highly complex matters where the law may not provide a black or white answer and where legal documentation is frequently complex; matters which may be politically sensitive e.g. seen as high risk or commercially very important to the whole company. RESPONSIBILITIES. Carry out the activities of the job Be responsible for meeting agreed objectives Act in the best interest of company at all times Seek out learning opportunities and transfer new skills and knowledge to the job Proactively seek advice from and consult with senior lawyers in the team Adhere to the values and principles of the Code of Conduct at all times Openly question established practices and achieve continuous quality and commercial improvements Willingly and openly share knowledge and good practice, providing legal support to all company entities operating in the United Kingdom within the remit of One Total, One Country Actively identify best practice (industry, technical, professional, etc.) and share with other members of the team in a structured manner, for example, by presenting at team meetings and/or preparing briefing notes Develop value awareness and think in terms of cost/benefit trade-off Adapt creative and alternative approaches to problem-solving by initiating proposals for improvement Under the supervision of a senior lawyer in the team or, when considered appropriate by the General Counsel Carry out research, provide summaries and analysis of legal issues required and/or instruct external counsel to carry out this work when deemed appropriate by the General Counsel Provide legal advice on a portfolio of matters, some of which may be handled over some months, to ensure that all matters are handled professionally and successfully Maintain a professional awareness of Legal developments relevant to the industry and with internal compliance requirements As requested by the General Counsel, assist in the discharge of the company secretarial function of the Legal Department, preparing documents for the signature of the company’s Managing Director, together with appropriate explanation (e.g. summaries of documents) in support the Company Secretary REQUIREMENTS: Law degree in a recognized jurisdiction Fully qualified lawyer in a recognized jurisdiction Experience, including practicing at a senior level as a commercial lawyer, gained in private practice or industry (minimum 5 years qualified), preferably with 3 years or more experience of legal practice as an upstream oil and gas lawyer

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