In House Solicitor - Glasgow

  • Legal Services - Glasgow
  • Ref: 104
  • Date Posted: Monday 22 May 20172017-05-22
This vacancy is now closed

Location: Glasgow

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult) is one of 11 Catapults set up by Innovate UK to accelerate the deployment of innovative technology in the UK.

With primary locations in Glasgow and Blyth, Northumberland, ORE Catapult is working with industry and academia to identify, develop, prove and de-risk promising new technologies and bring them to market. It is helping to reduce the cost of offshore renewable energy, supporting the growth of the industry and creating UK benefit.

What is the role?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an In-House Solicitor to join the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult - Glasgow to support the General Counsel by providing a range of pro-active legal support in addressing legal implications and compliance issues across the business   Providing general research and legal administration.

What are my key responsibilities?

  • Providing a full range of pro-active legal support and advice across the business, primarily supporting the operational project activities

  • Engaging with the business to build credibility and trust, whilst supporting them in addressing legal implications and compliance issues

  • Negotiating and drafting a wide range of contracts from commercial matters to research and development agreements including input on intellectual property matters

  • Liaising with, and managing, external counsel and other professional advisors as required

  • Supporting the General Counsel on resolving legal issues that face the business from time to time

  • General legal research and legal administrative duties as required

What do I need to qualify for this role?

  • A qualified solicitor in the UK

  • Knowledge and understanding of commercial contracts, IP, Research & Development agreements, state aid and procurement law

  • PQE + 2

  • Analytical, problem solving and ability to implement effective and creative solutions in a legally compliant manner

  • Excellent organisational and record keeping skills

  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal

  • Ability to work constructively with business partners and ability to challenge were appropriate.