Commercial Contracts Lawyer – FTC

  • Fixed Term
  • London,

Bruin Financial

Ref: 37388

Commercial Contracts Lawyer


Location: London

Salary: Competitive + Bonus + Benefits

WFH: 3 days office based

Contract: 10-12 month maternity cover

Grade: Fixed Term Contract

Reporting to: Head of Legal



Role Overview


10-12 month fixed term contract for maternity cover for the leading pensions scheme provider. In the role as the Commercial Contracts Lawyer you will deal with issues relating to business transactions, predominately, but the role also includes the drafting & negotiation of agreements and documents with 3rd parties and suppliers. The role has 1 direct report



Main Responsibilities:


  • Provide legal advisory services to the business
  • Liaising and working together with external contractors and oversight and management of one direct report
  • Support the evaluation of new business partnerships with vendors and subcontractors
  • Examine the legal issues related to new services
  • Draft, review and negotiate a range of commercial legal agreements on behalf of the company including templates, contracts, side letters, non-disclosure, consulting, service, recruitment agency agreements, software as a service agreements, IT contracts, outsourcing agreements, general terms and conditions, data protection, IP and commercial due diligence
  • Review and negotiate contracts from company’s suppliers, customers and parties
  • Working from in-house templates
  • Oversee the company’s policy/protocols/guidance on commercial legal matters
  • Deliver solutions that are commercially pragmatic, legally robust, and always in tune with our clients’ real objectives.
  • Protect and mitigate the company against contract risk
  • Guide and advice management to ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations
  • Ensure consistency of contract terms with company policies and strategy


Person Specification


Essential knowledge, skills & experience:

  • A qualified lawyer in the UK or a similar qualification
  • A good understanding of the UK law and legal system
  • At least 4 years’ PQE gained within an in-house commercial team
  • Proficiency in the review, drafting and negotiation of a wide range of commercial contracts essential, both customer and supplier-side

Desirable knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Financial services industry experience desirable
  • Knowledge of Data Protection Laws and Regulations
  • Commercial awareness – possessing knowledge of current developments in local, national and world business, particularly any issues that impact the company
  • Pragmatic, commercial-minded approach to contract negotiation, with a balance of risk mitigation for the business
  • Experience of tenders and supply chains would be useful for this role



Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Our ambition is simple – to do our best for our people, clients and communities.

We are determined to make a positive difference at work and beyond – this starts with hiring the best talent without consideration of race, religion, colour, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.




Bruin recognises the positive value of diversity, and aims to promote equality and challenge unfair discrimination. As a champion of equal opportunity employment we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons – men and women, people of all ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, religions and beliefs. We particularly encourage applications from women, disabled, and Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as these groups are underrepresented throughout the financial services industry. Our clients work with us because they value a diverse workforce, and subscribe to our shared principle that all appointments are made on merit and that ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration.

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