SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL

Job Description

Salary: Competitive

Main purpose of the role We have a rare and exciting opportunity for a Senior Legal Counsel to join our in-house Legal team. The main focus of the role is to provide solution focussed and practical advice on day to day legal queries on general commercial, construction, regulatory, corporate and other matters relevant to us as a top 10 UK housebuilder. Reporting into the General Counsel, the successful candidate will be joining a supportive and collaborative Legal and Compliance team. They will be working on a range of matters, across different jurisdictions, encompassing various practice areas. Area of focus will include; * Advising, drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of construction and commercial agreements. * Ensuring efficient and effective handling of disputes and providing advice to operational teams on appropriate strategies through formal and informal dispute resolution processes (including mediation, adjudication, expert determination, court proceedings and arbitration). * Assisting on corporate transactions including M&A and disposals affecting the business. * Performing company secretarial activities for the Group Companies (including attending to applicable filings with Companies House and maintaining the statutory books of the Group Companies). * Involvement in identifying, developing and delivering toolkits and legal awareness training on various issues to educate colleagues across the business on the legal process such as how to use precedent documentation, how to avoid legal pitfalls. * Assisting in developing a set of legal precedents for use across the business. * Advising on relevant aspects of applicable laws, including regulatory, contract and construction law, and ensuring Keepmoat Group complies with relevant legislation and regulations affecting its business. Skills, knowledge & experience The ideal candidate will:- * have significant Post Qualified Experience either working within a top tier law firm in either a commercial litigation, construction and/or regulatory team or in-house experience would be desirable but is not essential. * be UK qualified and have right to work in the UK and be able to travel across the UK on occasion. * experience advising on construction and engineering claims and disputes, regulatory matters and managing an insurance/small claims portfolio would be beneficial but is not essential. * fit with our core values here at Keepmoat; they will be passionate self-starter with high client care standards. They will be collaborative, confident advising and influencing at all levels in the business. Working with a straightforward approach, adopting a solutions-based attitude to work rather than legal theory. They will have the ability to be creative where appropriate, an interest in automation and the combination of technology and law would be an asset. As the above is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities, for more information including a full job description and person specification, please contact us

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