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Sarah UKFast | Account Manager

In-House Lawyer

There is a requirement for a Commercial lawyer / In-house Counsel to join UKFast's in-house team.
Reporting to Head of Legal, the Commercial lawyer / In-house Counsel will work with the business to support on a wide range of legal services.

This will include providing legal advice on an extremely wide range of legal and commercial issues; drafting and negotiating commercial contracts; updating Customer terms and conditions; working with the team on strategic projects and supporting the wider business and companies under the common control of UKFast.   

In addition, you will work on other areas of law, such as: data protection, IP, advertising law, debt recovery etc.   

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Key responsibilities

The candidate will work on a range of legal areas and tasks, including:

  • Commercial / employment (e.g. contractor agreements, employment agreements, terms and conditions, customer terms and conditions, service level agreements, partner agreements, event contracts, product terms for new products)
  • Corporate (e.g. shareholders agreements, basic company secretary duties etc.)
  • IP
  • GDPR and rolling compliance

What are we looking for?

To be considered for the Commercial lawyer / In-house Counsel role, you should be a qualified solicitor with in the region of 1 years' or more PQE. 

Lawyers with more or slightly less post qualification experience would also be considered. 

The candidate should thrive on working in a fast moving environment and have the ability to work independently and multi-task.

Demonstrable experience of commercial contracts drafting, negotiation and reviews, attention to detail and an ability to work with business colleagues to successfully conclude contracts is essential.

This may also suit someone with a background in corporate law.

In-house experience is preferred but is not essential.

The role comes with the following benefits:

  • Pension Scheme with significantly higher matched contributions
  • Birthdays off as an extra paid holiday
  • A Tax paid bonuses of £1000 after 5 years, and an amazing £10,000 after 10 years with the team
  • Private BUPA healthcare cover after a years’ service
  • Full paid maternity leave for first 16 weeks and full paid paternity leave for 2 weeks after two years' service
  • Award-winning training and education centre with three full-time teachers who help you obtain accreditations, develop and learn
  • An extra weeks holiday the year you get married
  • Coming soon : Share Scheme - own a piece of the business you help build

We have some amazing facilities at our expanding UKFast campus including:

  • On-site gym with steam room – we also have weekly classes such as Boot Camp and Yoga
  • Sports clubs such as running, football and netball
  • Free kettle bells, pyramid, spinning classes and circuit training
  • Games zone with arcade games and retro consoles to play
  • Free fresh fruit delivered to the office
  • A bar - free drinks on a Friday to end the week
  • Crèche on site – somewhere to play when your kids come to visit
  • A giant slide
  • Table tennis and pool tables     
  • Onsite parking
  • Quiet zones and sleeping pods
  • Future plans to have a dog kennels for dog lovers to bring their dog to work

We also have fantastic opportunities and run special events such as:

  • Cinema nights to movie premieres
  • Team building experiences at our Wales training centre – including climbing Snowdon
  • Regular pub quizzes with our very own quiz master - friends and family are also welcome
  • Friends and family events at Christmas
  • Family days out to Chester Zoo
  • LAN parties