In-House Solicitor – Salary according to experience, Bromley, Kent
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an In-House Solicitor to work with the Chairman and The Board providing advice on legal issues arising during business for a broad range of issues including commercial and property-related matters but not exclusive.
Excelcare is a privately owned care provider operating 33 Nursing and Care homes predominantly in the South East.
This is a highly diverse role and would suit a solicitor keen to manage a wide range of work projects. You would be required to have considerable experience working within a legal environment dealing with contractual issues, be familiar with and inter- governmental regulations with exceptional attention to the detail and ability to recognise and identify issues contained within complex documentation and be in a position to translate and advise the Board and its Chairman and provide sound advice to progress decision making.
Your Role as In-House Solicitor:
Provide accurate and timely advice
Draft, review, and implement a suite of legal documents.
Develop, roll out and manage new template agreements. Ensure teams within the business are trained and briefed on effective use of the documents and ongoing compliance.
Advise on existing and on-going contractual agreements
Manage or assist the business with claims, disputes, and litigation.
Instruct and liaise with external counsel where necessary.
Identify and mitigate legal risks
Understand the regulatory frameworks in which the group operates and advice on compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and corporate governance as required
Advise on general commercial property transactions such as sales, purchases, mortgages, bridge lending, business leases in relation to our property portfolio
Provide advice on shareholder agreements and commercial arrangements with third parties.
Carry out due diligence, research and correctly identify the business path required and actions needed.
Strong Academic background and qualifications, preferably a Qualified Solicitor in England & Wales with at least 3 years PQE or equivalent
Proactive self-starter, comfortable working with limited supervision
Ability to deliver high quality, clear and timely legal advice
Strong interpersonal skills and a sound commercial approach
Excellent organisation, communication and analytical skills and the ability to apply them to achieve commercial solutions
Attention to detail and the ability to spot issues, get to the heart of the matter and articulate plans to address them
Extensive knowledge contract law and litigation
be familiar with CPR rules
understand aspects of charity law
be able to understand planning regulations
Knowledge of data protection/GDPR and employment law
Previous in-house experience
The role will be based at our Head Offices in Bromley, Kent and is a full-time permanent position. We are ideally looking to appoint somebody immediately to this role.
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