In-house Paralegal

Job Description

In-house Legal Assistant / Legal Counsel Role
PE Backed Property business, fast growing,
About Our Client

My client is a leading manufacturer and developer in the property and construction sector; delivering high-quality, energy efficient homes. My client are private equity backed, and have ambitious growth plans to continue to take market share.

Job Description
Working with stakeholders across the business to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations relating to employment relationships, employee benefit programs, intellectual property rights, environmental and health & safety.
Working with the land/partnerships team on property documents for both land purchase, land sales and build/development agreements and identifying and helping mitigate risk.
Working closely with the General Counsel and senior finance professionals and the investor team (TDR) on corporate finance projects.
Drafting, reviewing and negotiating various commercial and supplier contracts, including Terms and Conditions.
Communicating with any third-party bodies such as external counsel.
Support in managing and mitigating legal risks by reviewing and publicising company policies and procedures on risk management and data protection requirements.
Liaise with Insurance Brokers on day to day queries.
Company Secretarial duties (maintaining and updating company books, shareholder communications etc) and upgrading record storage process.
Preparing non-disclosure agreements and managing the internal NDA process.
Support legal aspects of the business’s property portfolio.
Providing day-to-day advice to all areas of the business on all legal issues.
Promoting legal, compliance and risk management best practice throughout the company, with focus on GDPR, Modern Slavery and Anti-bribery and corruption.
Ad hoc training on legal updates.
Providing support to the HR team on employee issues, including subject access requests.
Supporting the General Counsel with project work and ad-hoc requirements.
The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate will have:

Commercial and contractual drafting of legal documentation.
A general understanding of the structure of construction deals.
Overall broad legal knowledge (UK commercial law and governance, construction law, compliance, employment law, property law etc).
Ability to communicate precisely on legal matters/risks to non-legal colleagues.
Ability to advise with confidence and to present to internal & external stakeholders
Some previous Company Secretarial experience preferred

Good interpersonal and communication skills.
High degree of professional ethics and integrity.
Positive, self-motivated and able to work effectively without close supervision.
Ability to multitask and prioritise is essential.
Sound judgement and analytical skills.
Strong IT skills (including Microsoft Excel).
What’s on Offer

Salary between GBP30,000 – GBP35,000

Career Progression

Benefits Package

Charlotte Haworth
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