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        Legal Counsel

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        Salary

        £75,000 per annum + benefits

        Sector

        Central government

        Function

        Legal & Governance

        Location

        London - Hybrid

        Job Type

        Permanent

        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 nirajthakkar@allenlane.co.uk 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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