In-House Contracts Lawyer

  • Business Services
  • Farnborough

About Herrington Carmichael:

Herrington Carmichael LLP isn’t your average law firm. We’re an award-winning, Legal 500 ranked team known for our commitment to growth, fostering strong relationships, and our ambitious approach to providing full-service legal guidance for businesses, families, and individuals. We value collaboration and strive for excellence in everything we do.

The Opportunity:

We are seeking an In-house Contracts Lawyer to safeguard the firm’s legal and business interests by ensuring that all contractual agreements are sound, enforceable, and advantageous.

General duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Drafting Contracts: Create legally binding agreements that outline the terms and conditions of business transactions. These may include service agreements, supply contracts, and more.
  • Reviewing Contracts: Examine existing contracts to ensure they comply with current laws and regulations, and to identify any potential risks or unfavorable terms for the firm.
  • Negotiating Terms: Represent the firm in negotiations with other parties to achieve favorable terms and mitigate risks. This will include making amendments to proposed contracts to better suit the firm’s interests.
  • Providing Legal Advice: Offer guidance on the legal implications of contract terms and help internal clients understand their rights and obligations under various agreements.
  • Risk Management: Identify any potential legal risks in contracts and advise on strategies to minimise these risks, thereby protecting the firm’s interests.
  • Compliance: Ensure that all contracts comply with relevant laws and regulations, including industry-specific standards and international trade laws where applicable.
  • Dispute Resolution: Assist in resolving any disputes that arise from contractual agreements, either through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or litigation.
  • Training and Education: Educate internal clients on contract management best practices and relevant legal developments to improve internal processes and compliance.
  • Maintaining Records: Keep detailed records of all contracts and related documents for reference and compliance purposes.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ contracts experience.
  • Diligence and attention to detail.
  • Creative problem-solving ability.
  • Robust project management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and client-facing skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • Good negotiating skills.

The Perks:

  • Competitive salary based on experience.
  • Generous bonus scheme.
  • Free car parking for your convenience.
  • Comprehensive benefits package including a pension, enhanced maternity and paternity pay, 25 days holiday plus an additional day for Christmas closure and Perkbox benefits.
  • Hybrid working with defined core hours, offering flexibility to adjust start and end times as needed.
  • The opportunity to learn and grow within a supportive and dynamic team.

Ready to Make a Difference?

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about providing exceptional service, excited to be part of a winning team, and embraces our core values of Growth, Relationships, Ambition, Collaboration, and Excellence. If that sounds like you, send your CV and a cover letter outlining your qualifications to Kate Hardesty, Resourcing Manager, at

Herrington Carmichael is dedicated to fostering a workplace that celebrates diversity and promotes equal opportunities for all, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to fair and transparent recruitment processes. Reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities are available upon request. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce drives innovation and success.

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