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Closing on: Sep 26, 2023
Job Category: Public Sector
Job Type: Interim
Job Location: London
Salary: £ Negotiable
  1. To assist the Chief Contracts Lawyer in planning, co-ordinating and undertaking the legal work in support of the Council’s functions relating to contracts, procurement, economic regeneration, companies and other functions assigned from time to time by the Chief Contracts Lawyer.
  2. To be responsible for managing and ensuring the development of a Contracts Lawyer and to allocate work to that person as appropriate.
  3. To undertake a substantial personal caseload of the most complex contract work including the provision of legal advice and drafting, negotiation and agreeing of complex documentation for all types of contracts and commercial transactions and, as required, legal documentation for other transactions.
  4. To investigate and give initial advice on contract claims by or against the Council including those arising out of building contracts.
  5. To act as a Client Officer in respect of any procurement related legal work which may be carried out by an external service provider.
  6. To maintain an up-to-date comprehensive knowledge of developments in the relevant areas of law and disseminate that information and any implications for the Council to relevant Senior Council Managers and members of the Team, including preparing and presenting briefing papers and reports as required and delivering training.
  7. To draft reports for, and to comment on and prepare legal implications for reports to, Council its committees and sub committees, the Executive and other member and officer level meetings and to attend such meetings as the representative of the Head of Law as required.
  8. To ensure that relevant decisions of the Council and its committees and the Executive are implemented, in the context of any legal constraints, in an efficient and timely manner.
  9. To assist with litigation, advice, and general work of Legal Services as required.
  10. To meet the chargeable hours target for the post and to ensure that the Contracts Section meets the agreed performance and quality standards as fixed by the Legal Services Management Team.
  11. To assist the Chief Contracts Lawyer in developing effective procedures and reporting mechanisms on the performance of the Contract Section.
  12. To work in a corporate and co-operative way both within the Team and within Legal Services and with other Council Officers and members.
  13. To deputise for the Chief Contracts Lawyer where necessary.
  14. To undertake other duties commensurate to the grade of the post

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