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Group Legal Adviser: Peel Ports Group

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Liverpool and Merseyside
In House
Contract Type:
Permanent role
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The Company:

Peel Ports Group is one of the largest port groups in the UK, offering ports, shipping, and marine services to customers across the the United Kingdom & Ireland. The Group has a philosophy of delivering exceptional port logistic solutions for its customer and it does this through a commitment to change, adaptation and investment. This approach has seen the Group commit to investing hundreds of millions of pounds in infrastructure, bringing with it new jobs, opportunities and prosperity to the UK, and ensuring the company meets its ambitious growth and profitability targets.

Role Overview:

To support the Group as it continues to grow and expand, the General Counsel seeks to recruit a c. 1-4 years' PQE commercial / corporate solicitor to join the in-house legal team in Liverpool as Group Legal Adviser. Working in conjunction with the General Counsel, you will operate as a key adviser and business partner across the Group on both material commercial / project requirements and day-to-day matters. This will include advice to the divisions and Group senior management team, providing technical support on a range of commercial legal disciplines, supporting the General Counsel with internal legal compliance and helping to ensure that external legal services are sourced, managed and monitored effectively.

Key responsibilities of the Group Legal Adviser:

- Assist the General Counsel in respect of the Group legal function including actively managing the external legal relationships;

- Ensure the Group complies with statutory and regulatory requirements and ensure that changes to legislation are monitored and communicated throughout the business;

- Lead initiatives to increase and further develop a best practice and governance culture;

- Support the sales/business development function on contract negotiations;

- Add value and insight to commercial and operational decisions;

- Act as a key adviser to Group's divisions on key commercial contracts and day-to-day business;

- This is a broad role with involvement across the Group including managing disputes and advising on a broad spectrum of other commercial issues which may include employment, environment, competition, property and a range of port related work.

About you:

Applications are encouraged from UK qualified solicitors with circa 1-4 years' PQE in commercial and/or corporate law. You will ideally be working at, or will have trained with, a leading law firm and/or have equivalent in-house legal experience. You should be comfortable picking up a broad and varied legal caseload, have a positive can-do attitude and be able and willing to roll your sleeves up.

In exchange the Group Legal Adviser will receive a competitive basic salary, healthcare and an excellent employers pension contribution.

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