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Senior Lawyer - 15 Month FTC

Senior Lawyer - 15 Month FTC2021-05-03T04:26:10-04:00<p><strong>Senior Lawyer UK - 15 month FTC</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">ThoughtWorks is not your average or typical company; so don’t expect to find average people working here. ThoughtWorks is a growing technology consultancy with an enviable track record of delivering real business value. Talented, driven and principled people have been brought together because they want to do amazing work for our clients. Those clients include businesses of varying sizes in a variety of sectors - retail, transport, public sector, financial services, etc. One of our core pillars is to revolutionize the way the industry works by improving society through software.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Do you want to be an important part of our dynamic in-house legal department in the UK and a part of our extended multi-national legal team with colleagues in Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Germany, India, Singapore and the USA? Do you want to work in an informal environment that values people over process and that will allow you to gain a bird’s eye view of the technological transformation of our world?&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are looking for an experienced, self-motivated lawyer who brings a pragmatic, business partner approach to legal advice.&nbsp; You will be based remotely initially and your onboarding may take place virtually subject to government guidelines . We have offices in London and Manchester and there will be some expectation that you will travel from time to time as dictated by business needs once public health guidelines and ThoughtWorks office protocols permit such travel and work from our offices.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>It is important that you have the following competencies:</strong></p> <ol> <li><strong>Service oriented.</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Proactive in anticipating the needs of ThoughtWorkers and committed to delivering highly responsive service.</span></li> <li><strong>Ambiguity</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">. Undeterred by ambiguity, uncertainty and limited resources. Able to hold many different possibilities and conflicting viewpoints in mind and devise a solution. Envisions what is possible, and then implements a solution.</span></li> <li><strong>Communication</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">. Proactive communicator. Can easily build credibility and trust across a wide range of people.</span></li> <li><strong>Resilient.</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Personal and professional resilience. Can accept mistakes and handle conflict.</span></li> <li><strong>Team Work.</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Intuitively collaborative and able to work with all kinds of people. Leads by example. Willing to step in and do what is needed as necessary. Low ego.</span></li> <li><strong>Sense of Urgency and Ownership.</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Has a strong desire to be proactive and innovative, and a commitment to owning challenging issues and solving them.</span></li> </ol> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">&nbsp;</span><strong>As an ideal candidate you will:</strong></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be admitted to practice law in England and Wales with at least 4-6 years PQE</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Have extensive experience with an in-house legal department of a professional services or technology firm reviewing and negotiating commercial agreements (NDAs, MSAs, supplier/procurement agreements, etc.)</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Have experience advising on IP matters</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Exposure to, and interest in developing expertise to advise on data protection issues is highly valued</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Some experience advising business with regard to employment issues is beneficial</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Exhibit solid analytical and business judgment skills</span></li> </ul> <p>Finally, have an ability to:</p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Work well with others while also working independently</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Prioritise rigorously</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Work well under pressure and make sound decisions informed by the law and business considerations</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Handle confidential matters professionally</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bilingualism is an added asset (in particular, fluency in Romanian, Spanish, Finnish, or German).</span></li> </ul> <div> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We offer amazing benefits from the day you start including private medical insurance, travel insurance, income protection, critical illness, life assurance, pension scheme, child care vouchers, personal development budget, 25 days holiday and a ride2work scheme.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We proudly, passionately and actively strive to make both ThoughtWorks and our industry more representative of the communities we serve. We promote diversity in all its forms and reject discrimination and inequality.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Our diversity and award winning culture inspires our thought leaders and serves to nurture and develop amazing ideas. We believe this makes us a world leading destination of choice for all technologists.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We’re also passionate about delivering quality by ensuring the most valuable use of our talents and experience. We aim to support different working patterns to ensure a diverse collective of people can call ThoughtWorks their home so if you’re looking to work with high profile clients, delivering digital transformation and innovation, get in touch and chat to us about working flexibly!</span></p> </div> <div><span style="color: white;">#LI-TWUK</span></div>ThoughtworksLondonUK