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        Legal Counsel

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        £75,000 per annum + benefits


        Central government


        Legal & Governance


        London - Hybrid

        Job Type


        Are you a legal professional with experience in the central government sector?

        Allen Lane is working in partnership with an organisation looking to recruit Legal Counsel on a permanent basis.

        Main accountabilities and responsibilities

        • Assisting with handling litigation and the provision of legal advice
        • Provide a partnering approach to all functions, advising generally (or working with external legal advisers as appropriate) on legal matters relevant to the effective functioning of the organisation.
        • Lead on aspects of legal compliance and provide support on corporate governance matters, including the validation and development of existing governance and compliance frameworks, for example FOI and data protection.
        • Manage relationships with external legal advisers as required to ensure appropriate, timely and cost-effective support.

        Qualifications, Skills and Experience Essential

        • Solicitor admitted to practice in England & Wales
        • Ability to work with significant autonomy.
        • Highly motivated, proactive and solution focussed with demonstrable problem solving skills
        • Aptitude for contract negotiations with proven results
        • Excellent, written and oral communication skills with the ability to tailor materials for difference audiences
        • Proven experience in establishing effective relationships with colleagues, senior management and key stakeholders with the ability to influence decisions using experience gained in a similar environment
        • Experience of working effectively both independently, and as part of a team with the confidence to make decisions

        Apply for the Legal Counsel role or contact Niraj Thakkar at or to discuss your suitability.

        If you are interested in more legal and governance jobs within Central Government, view our latest jobs.

        Recruiting for this role:

        Niraj Thakkar

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