Vital Energi – In-House Lawyer – 1-3 yrs PQE Construction

Salary: Excellent

Location: Blackburn


In-House Lawyer – 1-3 yrs PQE Construction (Blackburn)

We are exclusively instructed by Vital Energi to source them an in-house lawyer to join their small in-house legal team, based out of their Blackburn HQ.

The business

Vital Energi were established in 2000 and remain privately owned. They have successfully grown into a c.£200m business, with over 530 employees. They recently appeared in the Sunday Times Top Track 250, as one of Britain’s fastest growing mid-market companies. They have a clear strategy to continue to grow significantly over the next 5 years.

The role

We are ideally looking at the 1-3 years PQE level with construction experience as a preference (and the likely split of work would be 70:30 non-contentious to contentious).

Please see below a summary of the type of work which the successful candidate will be undertaking:

– Assistant to Group Lawyer.

– Reviewing, producing summaries of, advising upon and amending construction contracts (typically NEC, JCT, FIDIC and other standard forms) for tender and procurement purposes.

– Reviewing, advising upon and amending more general construction and commercial agreements including sub-contracts, purchase orders, letters of intent, pre-construction agreements, MOUs, deeds of variation, novation agreements, NDAs, JV agreements, wayleave agreements, easements, licences, leases, data processing agreements, IP licences and agreements and IT agreements.

– Assisting with day to day contract and project administration, including drafting necessary correspondence, notices and advice on legal position and strategy.

– Producing legal templates as and when necessary.

– Advising on dispute resolution process, strategy and assistance with drafting required correspondence and documentation (pre-dominantly for adjudications and court proceedings), with appropriate support and guidance.

– Assisting with training and summarising legal advice for the business, with appropriate support and guidance.

– Keeping up to date with legal knowledge including current case law and legislation relevant to the business.

– Undertaking legal research and know how functions.

Their WFH/office policy is still being formulated but will involve a mixture of both.

If you feel you have the required skills, please do get in touch with Chris Clarke (Director at CapeClarke) to discuss in more detail. All third-party direct applications will be forwarded to CapeClarke for consideration.

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