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Company Capita Plc
Location Bristol
Salary Competitive
Job Type Full Time
Added 1 week ago

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Becoming a Legal Counsel with Capita Legal: Construction

Bristol, competitive salary

Reporting into the Senior Legal Counsel and working in a team of 5.  The successful candidate will offer advice and assistance on a range of client and supplier contracts and projects on a pro-active basis and within the overall Capita governance framework at a Business, Divisional and a Group level as agreed and appropriate to skills and experience.  Specifically focussing on construction matters: supporting the Real Estate and Infrastructure business and the property business within the Government Services division on a range of projects relating to construction, design and engineering.   This role would ideally suit a 2-3 yrs pqe with non-contentious experience. 


What you will do:

  • Providing accurate, timely and commercially orientated legal guidance

  • Progression and resolution of disputes with clients and suppliers

  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating mutually beneficial relationships with clients and suppliers in line with the governance framework and Capita preferred positions

  • Liaison with stakeholders to provide proactive commercial legal support to help them achieve: (i) their business plans and (ii) the effective delivery and management of existing contracts 

  • Making judicious decisions on, and appropriate recommendations to Senior Legal Counsel regarding, deviations from Capita preferred positions. 



Your experience will include:

  • Sound legal, commercial, business and negotiating acumen.  2-3 yrs PQE within Construction and non-contentious experience

  • Good working knowledge of standard form construction contracts, in particular the NEC and JCT suite of contracts, experience working on construction matters.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Articulate and numerate drafting.

  • Proactive, solution-oriented attitude to resolving business issues.

  • Professional and personal integrity



About Capita Legal

Capita Legal are responsible for the governance and resolution of differences between clients, suppliers and third-party relationships. This could be by means of informal negotiation, mediation, litigation and pre-action disclosure protocols. We also support non-contentious areas related to business contracts including material customer and supplier contracts as well provide advice on ad hoc commercial law points.

Capita Legal are one of the central service teams of Capita Plc, the UK’s leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions. Through quality solutions, tailored to our customer’s needs, we’ve helped countless organisations unlock value and maximise their potential. With access to our range of unique and diverse opportunities, offering real career advancement and progression, we can unlock your potential too.

What’s in it for you?

At Capita, we believe an open, transparent working environment that encourages ingenuity and collaboration – with colleagues, customers and clients – is what makes us so effective at what we do.

As well as a generous basic salary, we also give you 23 day’s holiday (rising to 27), company matched pension scheme and access to a variety of voluntary benefit options. These include a share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle, such as retail, health & wellbeing and leisure discounts.

You’ll be joining a network of some of the most experienced, innovative and dedicated people in the country - the opportunities to learn new skills, develop in your career and grow and as we grow are almost endless. Our mission is to help you realise your potential – whatever that means to you.

What we hope you will do next

Help us find out more about you by completing our short application process – click apply now. We understand you might have some questions before taking the step to apply – you can contact for guidance.

Capita operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership.

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