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Legal Counsel

Location:
Stroud
Salary Details:
DOE
Advertising End Date:
18 Sep 2019
About The Role

We are a small, busy, friendly inhouse team managing all Ecotricity Group’s and its subsidiaries’ legal and corporate affairs. Ecotricity is a well-known renewable Stroud-based Ofgem licensed energy supplier with multiple and diverse operations across the UK including EcoTalk (a green mobile business), Forest Green Rovers (an EFL football club), BritWind (a small turbine business) and others.

About the Role…

We are looking for someone to join as Legal Counsel with a broad range of responsibilities.

Core Responsibilities

This is a very diverse role and you will work across the business providing legal support to all our busy and dynamic teams. Your principle responsibilities will be:

Commercial

  • Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts of all shapes and sizes
  • Reviewing customer and supplier T&Cs and related documents
  • Drafting and reviewing non-disclosure agreements, consultancy arrangements and partnership/endorsement contracts
Litigation
 
  • Identifying, investigating and helping to resolve complex queries and disputes, drafting letters of claim and occasionally attending court
  • Working with Head of Legal and the debt recovery team on claims and court proceedings management

Property

  • Property portfolio support including real estate, renewable energy assets and domestic rooftop PV installations
  • Some preparation and registration of renewable energy options and leases

Other

  • Corporate support
  • Some intellectual property rights and media management and enforcement
  • Working alongside external counsel
About You

You are an efficient self-starter who enjoys a wide variety of legal work, often delivered to a tight deadline and you are used to managing a busy case load. You are happy picking up queries and matters outside of your immediate comfort zone and you pay attention to detail whilst keeping commercials in mind. Whilst some in-house experience and knowledge of the UK renewables would be helpful, neither are essential.

Skill Set Required

  • This role will suit a solicitor with 1-3 years’ PQE however we will consider all backgrounds and experience levels
  • Excellent written & verbal communication and time management skills
  • Accuracy, tenacity, diplomacy & integrity.

Flexibility Statement

The fast-moving and diverse nature of Ecotricity’s business means you will likely be asked to perform roles outside your original job description on an ad hoc basis. This allows us to work with our people in the best possible way and helps our employees make their contribution in a changing environment.

Ecotricity is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing equality for all.

About Us
Ecotricity is the greenest energy company in Britain. In fact, when we started back in 1995, we were the first green electricity company in the world.

Our mission was and remains to change the way energy is made and used – after introducing green electricity to the world, we introduced green gas to Britain in 2010 too.

Our model is unique: we use our customers’ energy bills to fund the building of new sources of green energy. We like to refer to this as turning ‘bills into mills’ – energy bills into energy mills, whether that’s wind, sun, sea or gasmills.

We’ve built over seventy wind and sun parks across Britain, we’re planning to build Britain’s first ever Green Gasmills, and through Britwind, our small wind company, we design, build and deliver small wind turbines to landowners and businesses throughout Britain and the world!

We don’t just focus on energy though – we built and run the Electric Highway, Britain’s leading network of electric car chargepoints, we helped Forest Green Rovers become the greenest football club in the world, and launched Britain’s greenest mobile phone service, Ecotalk.

We’re a not-for-dividend company too – which means we’re free to use the money we make for our mission and our mission alone.

We do all of this with the help of our customers – and the awesome team of people here at Ecotricity. Our people believe in our mission – they’re amazing at what they do, and they make a difference every day they come into work.