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Commercial Solicitor

  • Location: West Sussex
  • Salary: £40k - 55k per year
  • Job Type:Contract
  • Sector: Administration, Professional Services
  • Contact: Bradley Skolozdra
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 707 1516
  • Duration: 12-Months
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Client: UKPN
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  • Job Ref: 215993BSK

Have you recently completed your Training Contract and seeking a new role to gain experience in the legal industry? As a recruitment partner to UK Power Networks, Morson are seeking a newly qualified or junior Solicitor or an experienced Legal Executive or Paralegal in commercial to join their team on a 12-month contract. The role is a Commercial Solicitor reporting to the Principal Solicitor working within a small team. Your office is located in Three Bridges, accessible via car or public transport - hybrid working provided as a option. UKPN has been awarded on numerous occasions as the "Top 3 Employer" within the sector, this truly represents the great working culture and engaging team environment, to bring out the best in it's people. 


  • Assisting on tenders: drafting and negotiating commercial contracts including: consultancy agreements, service contracts, goods contracts, construction contracts, IT contracts and innovation contracts.
  • Advising on the application of and compliance with Utilities Contracts Regulations.
  • Advising all levels of the business from senior executives to call centre employees and field operatives on compliance with legislation affecting the business.
  • Drafting, negotiating and advising upon the interpretation of contracts.
  • Awareness of and ability to advise upon health & safety matters.
  • Preparing and delivering training on current legal issues to the legal team and to business colleagues and awareness of and ability to advise upon impact of competition law. 

Skills & Experience

  • Ideally newly qualified or junior solicitor that has recently qualfied within Training Contracts (or Legal Executive/Paralegal with significant demonstrable experience of acting with minimal supervision).
  • A BPTC or LPC qualification and undergraduate degree.
  • Demonstrate a curious and adaptable behaviour and open to feedback.
  • The ability to communicate clearly and authoritatively with internal clients and external customers.
  • The commitment and ability to manage an extensive and varied workload under pressure and to tight time-scales.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills. 
  • It would be an advantage (but not a necessity) to have an understanding of engineering related contracts and/or IT/technology contracts. 

Pay & Benefits

  • £40-£55k salary (open to market rate).
  • Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm.
  • 25 days holiday + BH. 
  • Hybrid working (3 days office, 2 home based - option after settling in period).
  • Free on-site parking. 
  • Plenty of long-term career opportunities.