Senior In-house Litigation Lawyer - Sodexo

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Posted 22 days ago
Contract Type:
In House
Reference Number:
26th September 2019
The Business: Sodexo is one of the world's largest multinational corporations, providing a diverse range of services to large business and public sector clients. Their solutions include food and catering, facilities management, property and technical services, benefits and rewards and home care services. These solutions improve the quality of life for the people and communities that they serve. The Sodexo Justice Services business delivers prison and probation services, changing lives for the better by reducing re-offending and risk of harm and improving the quality of life of those under their supervision and in their care. They are a values-based organisation, working in partnership to provide proven, ethical and innovative rehabilitation services to their local communities. The Role: A very rare opportunity has arisen within Sodexo's legal team for a Senior Legal Counsel to advise the Justice segment on litigation, regulatory requirements and investigations: - Advising on disputes, litigation and inquests -Representing Sodexo at inquests - Handle own caseload of litigation and regulatory matters which will include commercial disputes and claims, human rights claims, judicial reviews, inquests and serious incidents - Appointment and management of external solicitors and counsel - Identifying and mitigating legal risks - Keeping knowledge of legal developments up to date in an increasingly regulated, competitive and complex environment - Compliance with professional Code of Conduct - Holistic risk management - legal, financial and reputational - Ensuring legal compliance with expanding regulations that impact our business - Managing resources to support the business in a cost-efficient manner You: This role is suited to a lawyer with extensive litigation and regulatory experience: - Qualified solicitor or barrister in the UK - Right of audience in lower Courts - Demonstrated experience of advising on litigation and regulatory matters - Experience of dealing with third party solicitors and litigants in person - Solicitors with previous experience of inquests are of particular interest - Experience in managing a broad and diverse caseload - Ability to manage relationships with senior managers successfully and to influence their decision-making - Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively at all levels of the organisation The market doesn't provide contentious in-house opportunities of this quality very often! This is an excellent opportunity to make the move in-house with an organisation of huge scale and interest. You must be open to travel around the UK and able to work in London or Manchester up to twice a week.
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Alison McKee
Alison McKee

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