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Part time In House Lawyer / Company Secretary

Flexibility: 3 days a week

Location: London, Birmingham or Reading

Pay: £60-80K FTE

Ref: JN -112018-2879

Legal, In House, Company Secretary, part time

Our client in the financial services sector is seeking an In House Lawyer/Company Secretary to join the team, 3 days a week. They are flexible where this role is based and could be London, Birmingham or Reading. 

Reporting to the CFO the In-House Lawyer is responsible for company secretarial work, drafting, reviewing and negotiating on all legal documentation, working with internal and external stakeholders to protect the legal interests of our client and its employees.

Key role responsibilities:

  • Draft, review and issue legal contracts and documentation including NDA’s, letters of engagement, third party service agreements
  • Support Compliance and HR with any litigation matters
  • Work with the acquisition team on M&A’s, highlight risks during due diligence and ensure our client is protected legally post M&A
  • Preparation of Board packs
  • Minute taking, issuing and follow up of action plans for Board meetings and if relevant Committees
  • Represent our client on all legal matters and present if necessary to the Board and investors
  • Review property leases, negotiate in the best interests of our client
  • Assist HRD with employment contracts, preferred supplier agreements, consultancy agreement and termination contracts
  • Be responsible for the set-up and administration of company share schemes
  • Attend the risk committee meetings and advise if appropriate
  • Sign off on all external and in-house contracts and agreements

Person Specification:

  • Qualified lawyer with a minimum of 4 years PQE, having trained either in-house or with a recognised commercial law firm
  • M&A experience essential
  • Can work autonomously, independently solving problems with a strong eye for detail
  • Have experience of working within a medium-sized company structure, ideally a listed entity
  • Financial services or other professional services experience is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
This is a great part time In house Legal role with an established business with lots of flexibility on location and working pattern. 
  • Flexibility – 3 days a week
  • Location – London, Birmingham or Reading
  • Salary £60-80K FTE
  • Recruiter – Elspeth Peters