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In-house Legal Counsel: Thomas Cook Airlines UK

In-house Legal Counsel: Thomas Cook Airlines UK

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Thomas Cook Airlines UK is a British airline that is part of Thomas Cook Group Airlines. Thomas Cook is one of the most recognisable names in travel and one of the biggest leisure airlines in the UK. With a fleet of 31 planes we fly from over 20 airports across the UK, carrying 6.7m passengers to 60 destinations. We have over 2,500 employees across 10 UK bases, with our head office based at Manchester Airport.

To help the UK Airline continue to provide a high-quality and award winning service to its customers, a new role has been created for a c. 1-3 years' PQE commercial solicitor to join our growing in-house legal team.

Working as In-house Legal Counsel, in support of the Head of Legal - UK Airline, the post-holder will be responsible for day-to-day legal advice to the UK Airline business as well as taking a lead role in Group projects on behalf of the UK Airline.

Specific accountabilities of the In-house Legal Counsel include:

- drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of commercial contracts, with a particular focus on airline-specific agreements - e.g. maintenance contracts, IT agreements, goods and services agreements, and marketing agreements;
- drafting, managing and executing transactional aircraft specific agreements;
- negotiating operating leases, wet leases (hiring of an aircraft and crew), engine leases and line maintenance contracts;
- managing commercial disputes and litigation;
- providing support to key stakeholders on day-to-day and projects matters;
- developing and delivering commercial training;
- assisting with other ad hoc legal matters.

The UK Airlines legal team is very collegiate and team orientated, and the lawyers are friendly, personable and down to earth. The company actively encourages its people to get involved and use their own initiative, and opportunities for progression, growth and development are available to those who want it.

The In-house Legal Counsel role is an excellent opportunity for a circa 1-3 years' PQE commercial solicitor (or possibly an asset finance / aviation lawyer) to join a genuinely lovely legal team, to work for a leading travel / aviation company, and to do some interesting legal and projects work.

If you're interested in this role, please apply now or forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us.
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