Legal Counsel

Posted 30 October by Utility People
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Role: Legal Counsel

Location: Southampton

Salary: £30,000 - £36,000


Are you a qualified legal professional? We are recruiting for a Legal Counsel, to report into the Head of Legal to support and provide legal advice across a company which plays a central role in supporting competition in the non-household water market. As a Legal Counsel you will have a strong understanding of the impact of legal issues or solutions on the operational activities of a business and have expertise in reviewing and drafting commercial contracts. This role works with a number of internal stakeholders: Heads of Function, Managers and Analysts, of this sounds like the role for you, Apply today!


  • Draft any amendments to the market code and review all other drafts to the market code to ensure legal compliance.
  • Provide day-to-day legal support and guidance to various internal matters within the organisation.
  • Conducting legal research when required.
  • Review and recommend changes to policies and procedures as and when required.
  • Keep up to date with legislative issues that may impact the organisation.
  • Ensure that all board paperwork is produced for all board meetings and providing general support within the company secretariat function.
  • Working specifically with market analysts advising and directing on policy and best practice.
  • Provide legal support to any litigation as and when required.
  • Be an advocate for good governance across the organisation.
  • Key accountabilities (operational, financial and people)
  • An understanding of the water industry or the wider utilities market and its legislation is desirable.


  • Solid communication and influencing skills.
  • Commercial in approach, understanding the impact of legal issues or solutions on the operational activities of the business
  • Expertise in reviewing and drafting commercial contracts
  • Experience
  • Previous experience for working in a legal function within a fast paced organisation in an in-house legal team is preferred but not essential.
  • Education/qualifications
  • Qualified as a lawyer with 0-2 years PQE

Reference: 36188599

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