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Manchester Metropolitan University

Location: Manchester
Salary: £26,243 to £29,515
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th September 2018
Closes: 29th September 2018
Job Ref: eArcu-1014

Typically, you will:

  • Provide support to the University on a wide variety of legal issues, both indirectly by supporting the members of the Legal Department and directly by disseminating advice to contacts in academic, administrative and service departments.
  • Effectively manage a case-load of legal matters and provide sound and timely advice and guidance to internal customers in relation to a broad range of legal areas which including (not be limited to):
    • commercial law and contracts
    • litigation
    • intellectual property
    • student/University issues
    • commercial property and student halls of residence
  • Assist in researching new or developing areas of law, interpreting the law and providing guidance to relevant members of senior staff to ensure that the University minimises its legal exposure wherever possible and is a beacon of good practice as appropriate.
  • Identify risks in relationships with external bodies and to ensure that relationships are underpinned by robust contractual arrangements.
  • Develop effective working relationships with external solicitors to ensure that the University receives relevant, timely, high quality advice.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Broad knowledge of a range of areas of law i.e. commercial law and contracts; litigation; intellectual property; student/University issues; commercial property and student halls of residence.
  • Previous experience of working in a firm of solicitors or in-house or for another type of organisation that provides legal services eg. CAB/law clinic.
  • High standard of written and oral communication, report writing, guidance notes and letters, demonstrating accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to assimilate vast quantities of information, and the aptitude to handle a wide range of legal issues.

About the team:

Supporting the University in a series of increasingly dynamic, demanding and competitive environments, our work sees us involved in a growing number of partnerships and communities, across the city but also nationally and internationally. Our legal professionals play a key role in helping shape our strategic direction, making a key contribution to the long-term sustainability of a great global university. The work is intellectually challenging, exciting and hugely rewarding.

For informal enquiries about this position, please contact Gemma Hardiman (Employment Solicitor) on

Provisional interview date will be 12th October.

Please click apply to submit your cover letter (detailing experience and suitability for the role) and a CV.

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