PwC is the world’s premier professional services firm with 3,500 professionals in over 90 countries around the world. In the UK, our legal practice is fully integrated into the PwC partnership and our vision is to harness the expertise of the firm to provide end-to-end, technology-enabled services to meet our clients’ needs.
Our New Law services department is one of the most highly regarded and fastest growing practice areas within the network. We have a multi-disciplinary team across multiple regions including Belfast, London, Birmingham and Leeds which is dedicated to providing an exceptional high standard of service to our clients. We are supporting them in managing their legal operations, by assisting them in transforming their law departments to become more efficient and providing process and technology optimised managed legal services and contract review and remediation services.Our clients include numerous household names, MNCs and listed groups as well as privately owned companies across a range of sectors. The work we undertake is often high profile, high value and cross-border in nature and can involve other legal teams in the PwC international network. Our teams often work with Consulting, Deals, Tax and other professionals from within PwC to deliver a comprehensive and integrated service to our clients.
About the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the legal team based in our state of the art facility in Belfast, working closely with our London and other regional offices. We are looking for a talented and ambitious individual with a passion for client service. We are experiencing significant growth in both our private and public sector practices largely due to our ability to harness new technology to deliver better services, faster. This is the ideal environment for an individual who wants to be part of the future of legal services and solve real business problems.
Specifically, the role is likely to include
Reviewing, assessing, and drafting Financial Services, IT, IP and general commercial agreements
Advice on Financial Services, IT, IP, e-commerce and general commercial laws
Supporting clients in the negotiation of a range of transactions and developing contract negotiation playbooks for clients
Business development, including over time building a network of referrers within PwC as well as developing direct client relationships
Some corporate support/due diligence work
Who we are looking for
The ideal candidate will be required to demonstrate the followingExcellent communication skills and a positive “can do” attitude - ability to achieve goals through teamwork, direct and indirect influence and collaboration
Good technical legal skills
A keen ability to learn in a fast moving, innovative and technology enabled environment and a desire to be part of the movement to modernise the in-house delivery of legal services and advance the New Law Services practice
Knowledge of or previous experience in the Managed Legal Services industry or of working as an in-house legal counsel would be advantageous and looked on favourably, as will previous experience of advising on and drafting data protection clauses for commercial contracts (but these are not mandatory requirements). The successful candidate will be working with lawyers across the other UK offices and will be occasionally required to travel between the offices.
Qualified solicitor in England & Wales or equivalent common law jurisdiction
Excellent academic background
Experience of advising on Financial Services matters and general commercial contracts with strong contract drafting and analytical skills;
0-4 years’ PQE
Ability to meet tight deadlines and to thrive in a fast-paced environment
Ability to use initiative and a willingness to embrace innovation and continuous improvement
Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team as and when required
Ability to harness new technology to deliver better services, faster.
We help organisations and the people who run them answer the big business questions. How should we raise finance? Where should we be based? How should we reward our people? With some 3,300 experts whose expertise covers every conceivable area of taxation, we’re one of the UK’s leading tax practices.
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