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Legal Counsel - Commercial: People's Partnership

Manor Royal Business District
Crawley, West Sussex
Closing date
10 Oct 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Peoples Partnership

Vacancy Name: Legal Counsel - Commercial

Vacancy No: VN1116

Employment Type: Full-Time

Primary Work Location: People's Partnership - HQ



We’re looking for a commercial Legal Counsel to join our in-house Legal Team to provide comprehensive, timely and pragmatic legal advice to the business. The role is focused primarily on providing the corporate Group with advice on commercial and corporate contracts, taking ownership and accountability for providing practical solutions that help drive the business forward.
The Legal Counsel will be responsible for drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts and other legal documents, as well as providing ad hoc legal advice and support to key stakeholders, projects and department activities, ensuring that the Group’s interests are protected.
To be successful in this role you will be a qualified lawyer with demonstrable experience in providing legal advice on general commercial matters and able to work both autonomously and as part of a team. The ideal candidate will also be able to advise in a secondary area of law e.g. procurement, investment, litigation and/or data protection law.
This is a hybrid working role which will require you to be in the office for 1 day a week. The role is full-time, but part-time or flexible working will be considered. Enjoy a work/life balance with us.

Duties and responsibilities
• A subject matter expert in commercial law providing comprehensive, pragmatic and timely legal advice and guidance to the business, management and staff on legal issues affecting them
• Identifying, managing and mitigating legal risks, including disputes and litigation
• Drafting, reviewing and negotiating documents with third parties
• Monitoring the impact of regulatory frameworks and other relevant legislation affecting the business in its commercial activities and ensuring business areas understand and are prepared to deal with any potential impacts
• Contributing to the development of new and existing template documents and precedents, ensuring they reflect the business’ risk appetite and are in line with current legislation and best practice
• Working closely with key stakeholders to develop processes and procedures in line with the Legal Team’s cross-business focus

We expect applicants to have an excellent standard of both oral and written communication, with proven ability to work with and manage internal and external stakeholders. They should also be able to demonstrate strong attention to detail and have excellent analytical skills.


Our people are our strength so finding ways to value and reward them is important to us. That’s why we offer an award-winning pension – it’s what we’re good at – plus health care cover, an onsite gym, access to a personal trainer; even the odd massage. And if they’re feeling peckish after all that activity, they can always refuel in our subsidised restaurant. Discover more of People's Partnership's employee benefits including our training programme, which is designed to give our people the support they need to develop a fulfilling career.

Please note any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory pre-employment screening checks. These consist of right to work check, 5 year referencing including GAP verification, DBS & Credit check.

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Manor Royal Business District is the biggest business park of the Gatwick Diamond area and one of the south east's premier mixed activity employment hubs.

Enviable location and connections

Situated at the heart of the Gatwick Diamond on the Sussex and Surrey county borders, just two miles from London Gatwick Airport, a major motorway junction (M23 Junctoion 10) and two mainline railway stations (Gatwick Airport and Three Bridges), Manor Royal is a popular choice for a diverse range of occupiers including a host of blue chip global brands.

Manor Royal in numbers

  • One of the biggest business parks in the South East.
  • Covers an area of 539 acres – that’s over 300 football pitches.
  • 700 properties
  • 500 businesses
  • 30,000 people

Manor Royal more than a number

Since the formation of the Manor Royal Business Group (MRBG), an association of Manor Royal based business and firms, being on Manor Royal means being part of something. You’re never just a number.

Manor Royal makes sense

Scale, diversity, location and great connectivity with a property offer to match means Manor Royal based firms are never far away from their suppliers, customers and a talented workforce.

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Company info
Manor Royal Business District
7 Magellan Terrace (Ground Floor)
Gatwick Road
West Sussex
RH10 9PJ
United Kingdom

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