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UK Qualified Solicitor or Barrister – 6-10 years PQE based in Leatherhead & Rome for circa 3 months.

Location: Leatherhead, Surrey, United Kingdom

Date Posted: 07-12-2016
UK Qualified Solicitor or Barrister – 6-10 years PQE for a short term assignment with an immediate start in Leatherhead Rome for circa 3 months.
Candidates should have the following skills.
 
Core Responsibilities and Duties
Senior Lawyer for  KBR’s Government Services Business Unit ( UK and EMEA)
The Government Services Business Unit
The business unit delivers a diverse range of military and non-military projects and services for government and private sector clients in the UK and around the globe.  Currently the business unit’s portfolio for the GS UK and EMEA region  includes projects in the UK, the Middle East, Afghanistan and Africa.
The Role
We seek an experienced solicitor or barrister (6-10 years PQE) is sought to work in the Law Department to offer dedicated legal support to the Government Services business unit within the UK and EMEA region.  The position will be based in Leatherhead, Surrey and some international travel may be required.
The successful candidate will have around 6 -10 years PQE and will provide legal advice and support to the business unit at all levels and across a broad range of proposals and commercial contracts.  A strong technical ability and the willingness to work under pressure in a global company is a requirement.  Previous exposure to an in-house role is preferable with experience in dealing with in-house sales teams and senior management as well as external customers on proposal documents, head contracts, subcontracts and joint ventures, with experience of PFI and PPPs useful.  Experience of compliance with the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act  and Bribery Act  is important.
Ideally the candidate should have:
  • experience in structuring, drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements;
  • familiarity with a broad range of corporate legal issues affecting the  Government Services business  including limits of liability, indemnities, warranties and intellectual property;
  • strong written and oral communication skills, including experience dealing with business executives and clients;
  • excellent organisational, presentation and process skills with the ability to follow through on numerous projects simultaneously under tight deadlines;
  • ability to work well independently, coupled with strong interpersonal skills, resourcefulness, and an ability to participate in a highly collaborative team environment.
The PQE for this role is used as a guide, therefore we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.
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