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In House Corporate Commercial Solicitor in Central London – London Bridge area – 6 month contract FT

Specialist energy and technology company are looking for an experienced corporate commercial in house solicitor for an initial 6 month contract with the potential for longer due to an increasing workload. The firm are looking for solicitors ideally with at least 4 years experience to handle a caseload dealing with commercial contracts, project finance and IP with ideally existing experience within the energy sector. Competitive rates to £70k (so not competitive if you work for a Magic Circle firm or earn £150k I guess!).


Job Title:              Commercial Lawyer

Department:      Commercial

Reporting to:      General Counsel

Reporting in:      –

Location:              London

Job Type:             6 month Fixed Term Contract

Hours                    Full time

Salary:                   Up to £70,000 per annum

Start date:           ASAP

Role Specification


–              Contracts development and review, supporting customer trials and commercial project deployments, including:

o             NDAs & MoUs for customer engagement and protection of our IP

o             PPAs and site lease arrangements to assess potential restrictions, barriers to deployments

o             Development of full service agreements for flexibility management (covering for e.g. hardware installation, energy asset optimization)

o             Development of energy storage supply, service contracts and operations to protect the interests, liabilities and IP

o             Project EPC Contracts and supply/delivery/field-force partnership contracts

o             DNO/Client Connection Agreement amendments / reviews

–              Support the review of upstream service & framework contracts with National Grid, DNOs and other utilities

–              Taking a lead on legal matters relating to employee share agreements

Person Specification


The ideal candidate will be a qualified solicitor with a law degree, and at least 4 years experience of commercial law, preferably in the energy or technology sectors, specifically related to one or more sectors of the electricity industry (preferably for e.g. a DSR, energy supplier/trader, network operator, renewable or similar organization);


  • Experience in commercial law, including contracts development relating to technology and service-based solutions
  • Experience of working with or for innovative companies on complex issues and used to a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Flexible and adaptable, with the ability to understand and match appropriate legal/contractual solutions to novel technical and commercial solution deployments
  • Self-starter who is comfortable with ambiguity. Thrives on a fast moving, uncertain environment
  • Seeks out relevant background work to understand best practice and build on others work, seeking expert external input where required
  • High level of planning and organisational skills, with a great ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail and pride in quality work
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to establish good rapport across all levels, ranging from technology/engineering leads through to senior level corporate lawyers in client organisations
  • Have excellent legal skills in analysis, drafting and negotiations,
  • Be an articulate and effective communicator,
  • Be a self starter with a proven track record of managing a demanding workload and of delivering robust and commercial legal advice
  • Be a team player with a can-do approach and a willingness to embrace new legal challenges with an open mind.
  • Experience in project finance, fin tech and general commercial contracts would also be highly relevant to the role


Jonathan Fagan is a legal recruitment consultant for Interim Lawyers and Managing Director of Limited. "I have been recruiting solicitors and legal support staff for law firms and in house legal departments for over 20 years. I am a non-practising solicitor, on the Roll since June 2000, and also a director of the Ten-Percent Group of Legal Recruitment websites. I also regularly comment on legal recruitment via my blog Interim Lawyers is the specialist locum arm of the Ten-Percent group and we have over 1100 locums on the books. We can usually keep our locums busy throughout the year, although it does very much depend on the market and fields of law. Get in touch with me to register assignments or look for locum work."