In House Corporate Commercial Solicitor in Central London – London Bridge area – 6 month contract FT

Specialist energy and technology company are looking for an experienced corporate commercial in house solicitor for an initial 6 month contract with the potential for longer due to an increasing workload. The firm are looking for solicitors ideally with at least 4 years experience to handle a caseload dealing with commercial contracts, project finance and IP with ideally existing experience within the energy sector. Competitive rates to £70k (so not competitive if you work for a Magic Circle firm or earn £150k I guess!).


Job Title:              Commercial Lawyer

Department:      Commercial

Reporting to:      General Counsel

Reporting in:      –

Location:              London

Job Type:             6 month Fixed Term Contract

Hours                    Full time

Salary:                   Up to £70,000 per annum

Start date:           ASAP

Role Specification


–              Contracts development and review, supporting customer trials and commercial project deployments, including:

o             NDAs & MoUs for customer engagement and protection of our IP

o             PPAs and site lease arrangements to assess potential restrictions, barriers to deployments

o             Development of full service agreements for flexibility management (covering for e.g. hardware installation, energy asset optimization)

o             Development of energy storage supply, service contracts and operations to protect the interests, liabilities and IP

o             Project EPC Contracts and supply/delivery/field-force partnership contracts

o             DNO/Client Connection Agreement amendments / reviews

–              Support the review of upstream service & framework contracts with National Grid, DNOs and other utilities

–              Taking a lead on legal matters relating to employee share agreements

Person Specification


The ideal candidate will be a qualified solicitor with a law degree, and at least 4 years experience of commercial law, preferably in the energy or technology sectors, specifically related to one or more sectors of the electricity industry (preferably for e.g. a DSR, energy supplier/trader, network operator, renewable or similar organization);


  • Experience in commercial law, including contracts development relating to technology and service-based solutions
  • Experience of working with or for innovative companies on complex issues and used to a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Flexible and adaptable, with the ability to understand and match appropriate legal/contractual solutions to novel technical and commercial solution deployments
  • Self-starter who is comfortable with ambiguity. Thrives on a fast moving, uncertain environment
  • Seeks out relevant background work to understand best practice and build on others work, seeking expert external input where required
  • High level of planning and organisational skills, with a great ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail and pride in quality work
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to establish good rapport across all levels, ranging from technology/engineering leads through to senior level corporate lawyers in client organisations
  • Have excellent legal skills in analysis, drafting and negotiations,
  • Be an articulate and effective communicator,
  • Be a self starter with a proven track record of managing a demanding workload and of delivering robust and commercial legal advice
  • Be a team player with a can-do approach and a willingness to embrace new legal challenges with an open mind.
  • Experience in project finance, fin tech and general commercial contracts would also be highly relevant to the role