Legal & Compliance
We are pleased to be recruiting on behalf of our public sector client in Belfast for a Band 8B Solicitor Consultant with experience in commercial conveyancing and commercial law; including contracting and/or procurement of goods and services.
This post is an immediate start and would be at least 6 months with potentially an extension
Shift Pattern and rate of Pay:
- Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.
- Working from Home with access to the office if needed.
- Band 8b - £23.40ph
What the role entails:
- Provide advice and representation to Clients in property related matters to include the sale and purchase of lands, options, leases, licences, wayleaves, boundary issues, representation at the Lands Tribunal and other land related issues ensuring value for money for the public purse and to facilitate the timely and effective delivery of a wide range of services throughout the region within the Sector
- Work closely with the legal advisers for other Government Departments as well and Land and Property Services, Commercial Agents and other solicitors to draft and negotiate documentation to facilitate and finalise the many and varied property projects required.
- Draft appropriate contracts and related documents in line with the instructions of clients taking account of the client’s requirements and seeking to minimise risk. Review draft contracts and related documents and provide advice to clients whether oral or in writing including in relation to legal and other risks arising for the client, for patients and service users and to the public purse. Advise in relation to appropriate amendments to draft contracts and related documents and negotiate contractual terms where required.
- Draft and provide legal advice on appropriate lawful procedures and methodologies for the procurement of goods and services, including for software and other IT related goods and services. This includes the drafting and review of relevant suites of procurement and related documents and providing legal advice and support to clients throughout the procurement process, as required.
- Provide legal advice in relation to all legal issues relevant to the procurement and contracting for goods and services by the HSC sector, including matters such as the sharing of personal data and processing of personal data by contractors, requests for information under the Freedom of Information legislation and relevant regulatory issues.
- Provide legal advice in relation to the proactive management of contracts in line with relevant Department of Health and other applicable public sector guidance in Northern Ireland. Provide legal advice in relation to all matters connected with the delivery of goods and services pursuant to contracts, including any contractual or other remedies open to clients.
- Investigate and assess clients’ legal liability in respect of contractual and/or procurement disputes and claims, to include reviewing relevant contractual and procurement documents, instructing appropriate experts and counsel and use of professional judgment by the job holder. Provide accurate and timely estimates to clients of potential legal liability and make recommendations to clients regarding practical and cost effective solutions which they may choose to follow, often in very high value (multi-million pound), complex claims involving issues of considerable sensitivity and public interest.
- Drafting pleadings and other court documentation as required, researching the law, and either appearing personally to present evidence and legal arguments to the Court, or instructing Counsel to do so, all to ensure that the interests of clients and public funds are adequately protected
Demonstrate at least 5 years post qualification experience, within the last 7 years.
2. Demonstrate experience in providing Legal advice and/or representation in the areas of
- commercial conveyancing, and
- commercial law (including contracts) and/or procurement
- Be a Solicitor eligible to practise in Northern Ireland at the time of application.
- The post holder may be required to travel throughout Northern Ireland and, on occasions, within the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and elsewhere. The successful candidate must hold a full current driving licence (valid in the UK) and have access to a car at the closing date or have *access to a form of transport which will permit the applicant to carry out the duties of the post in full.
(*this relates only to any person who has declared that they have a disability, which debars them from driving).
If you think you meet the criteria, please submit your CV to Fiona.firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office on 02895211111 for more information and how to register for this role.