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Principal Assistant Counsel (Commercial)

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Job ID:

15485

Practice Area(s):

Generalist, Information Law, Litigation/Prosecutions, Procurement/Contracts

Location:

Westminster, London (Greater) 

Role:

Principal/Head of Section, Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Fixed-Term Contract Full-Time

Posted:

06.01.2021

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£63,716 per annum

Qualified Solicitor or Barrister in England and Wales

Length of employment: Fixed term for one year with the possibility of extension or permanency

Leave entitlement: Starting at 30 days per annum, pro-rata

Pension: Civil Service Pension Scheme

The Role

This post is part of the general advice team. The team covers a very wide range of work including issues of Parliamentary privilege, freedom of information, data protection, employment, health and safety, contracts and procurement issues, copyright and broadcasting. They also manage litigation on behalf of the House where necessary.

This post will have primary responsibility for the provision of advice on procurement and commercial contract matters, as well as supervising and mentoring more junior lawyers in the team and supporting Speaker’s Counsel and Deputy Speaker’s Counsel in the provision of advice in other areas as required.

The line manager for the post is the Deputy Speaker’s Counsel.

The Candidate

  • Qualified to practise as a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales.
  • Substantial post-qualification experience of legal practice, which must include experience of advising on all aspects of the application of the Public Contract Regulations 2015, including dispute resolution and the use of public sector frameworks. Knowledge of commercial construction contracts, particularly NEC3 and NEC4, is an advantage.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to provide clear and concise legal advice on complex issues in a comprehensible and appropriate format, tailoring the message to the audience.

All applications must be submitted on a House of Commons application form.

More information and the full criteria can be found on the job description. 

Closing Date: 24 January 2021, 23:55

Interview dates: Interviews are to be confirmed

For further information or to apply, please click on the Enquire/Apply button below

Additional Information   House of Commons Benefits and Support .pdf – 471KB
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House of Commons
Westminster, London (Greater), United Kingdom

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Westminster, London (Greater), United Kingdom
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Principal Assistant Counsel (Commercial)

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Job ID:

15485

Practice Area(s):

Generalist, Information Law, Litigation/Prosecutions, Procurement/Contracts

Location:

Westminster, London (Greater) 

Role:

Principal/Head of Section, Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Fixed-Term Contract Full-Time

Posted:

06.01.2021

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£63,716 per annum

Qualified Solicitor or Barrister in England and Wales

Length of employment: Fixed term for one year with the possibility of extension or permanency

Leave entitlement: Starting at 30 days per annum, pro-rata

Pension: Civil Service Pension Scheme

The Role

This post is part of the general advice team. The team covers a very wide range of work including issues of Parliamentary privilege, freedom of information, data protection, employment, health and safety, contracts and procurement issues, copyright and broadcasting. They also manage litigation on behalf of the House where necessary.

This post will have primary responsibility for the provision of advice on procurement and commercial contract matters, as well as supervising and mentoring more junior lawyers in the team and supporting Speaker’s Counsel and Deputy Speaker’s Counsel in the provision of advice in other areas as required.

The line manager for the post is the Deputy Speaker’s Counsel.

The Candidate

  • Qualified to practise as a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales.
  • Substantial post-qualification experience of legal practice, which must include experience of advising on all aspects of the application of the Public Contract Regulations 2015, including dispute resolution and the use of public sector frameworks. Knowledge of commercial construction contracts, particularly NEC3 and NEC4, is an advantage.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to provide clear and concise legal advice on complex issues in a comprehensible and appropriate format, tailoring the message to the audience.

All applications must be submitted on a House of Commons application form.

More information and the full criteria can be found on the job description. 

Closing Date: 24 January 2021, 23:55

Interview dates: Interviews are to be confirmed

For further information or to apply, please click on the Enquire/Apply button below

Additional Information   House of Commons Benefits and Support .pdf – 471KB