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In house legal counsel - Hargreaves

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County Durham
In House
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Permanent role
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Hargreaves Services plc delivers key projects and services in the infrastructure, energy and property sectors. We are a Durham headquartered, AIM listed business, with over 2000 employees spread around the world, delivering a vast array of projects and services.
Our history is steeped in coal through mining, sourcing, processing and blending, moving and handling. We still have a number of operations and services in the Mining & Minerals sector and now possess one of the largest mobile plant fleets in Europe, but today Hargreaves delivers much more.
With several significant strategic acquisitions, our land portfolio now exceeds 18,000 acres. We are still active in industrial services and logistics, and additionally now incorporate renewable energy, civil engineering and land restoration and remediation.

Our legal team has grown in recent years, and is well regarded within the business for delivering high quality and commercially focussed legal advice. We are now looking to hire an additional lawyer to the team. You will report into the General Counsel and take on a commercially focused role, which will incorporate significant exposure to the senior management team. The main remit of this position will focus on a range of high value general commercial contracts, often with an international flavour, and there will additionally be involvement with major projects, property matters, litigation, joint ventures, mergers and strategic initiatives on an ad hoc basis.

You will be a lawyer with a track record in 'business law' environment (be that from a contracts, corporate, projects or property background). You will probably possess at least 3-7 years' pqe, ideally gained at a major commercial law firm or well respected in house team. Although we are open on your area of specialism, what is key for us is your personality. We are looking for an individual with a positive 'can do' attitude who shows the ability to adapt in a commercially driven environment. The key criteria for this role are to be pragmatic and commercially minded, and to be comfortable in a fast moving and dynamic business. You will also need excellent inter-personal skills and a demonstrable ability to work effectively as part of a team. Additionally, the business uses the support of a number of City law firms and so you will need to be adept at instructing external counsel.

An attractive package to reflect your experience is offered, as is an outstanding opportunity to take on an interesting in house legal role, with diverse, high quality commercial work in a dynamic business environment.

For further information please contact our exclusively retained recruiter, Tom Fleet at BCL Legal on 0113 323 4909 (out of hours 07800 846 855). Email: tomfleet@bcllegal.com
All direct and third party applications will be forwarded to BCL Legal for consideration.

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