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  • Business: Travis Perkins PLC
  • Sector: Legal
  • Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: Competitive + excellent benefits
  • Hours of work: 40
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 07-May-2019
  • Job reference: 19853

Job Description

Legal Counsel  - Commercial Lawyer - Wickes

Salary: £Competitive plus benefits

Location: Watford

Wickes have an exciting opportunity for a qualified Solicitor/Barrister to join our dedicated in house commercial team as Legal Counsel on a permanent basis. In this role you will be based at our Head Office in Watford and will be responsible for providing commercial and pragmatic legal advice to support and mitigate the risks to the Wickes central and retail functions.

Utilising your excellent communication skills, you will be advising all levels of management on legal issues and business problems. You will work proactively, with the necessary stakeholders, to make the complex simple, and mitigate contractual and legal risk to the business whilst meeting commercial objectives. Partnering with the business, you will provide advice on a wide variety of commercial legal issues, including contract drafting and negotiation, dispute management and regulatory and compliance issues, keeping in mind key strategic goals.

Alongside the above you will also be responsible for:

  • Instructing, when appropriate, and managing any outsourced work with our external legal panel.

  • Contributing to development of the commercial legal team, the General Counsel Office and their ways of working to meet the Group’s evolving needs.

  • Networking and building relations with central and divisional functions.

  • Preparing, delivering and maintaining training throughout various parts of the Group.

You'll need to have a demonstrable desire to work in-house and a genuine commitment to be the very best you can.

But what can we offer you?

As one of the UK's most trusted names in building materials and home improvements we believe in being the best at everything we do. Travis Perkins Plc is a 28,000+ strong team, with c. 2,000 locations and 20+ market-leading businesses (including Travis Perkins, Wickes, Keyline and City Plumbing Supplies).

Recognised as one of Britain’s Top Employers: offering you the opportunity to fulfil your potential in a forward thinking company that still believes in upholding family values - and putting our colleagues and customers at the heart of our growing business whilst ensuring we are making decent returns. Despite our size, we’ve got the values of a family run business and the mindset and ambition.

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