Commercial Contracts Solicitor

Contract Type - Permanent
40 hours per week

Employment Type - Flexible

Our Support Office a modern office located close to Old Street and Barbican in central London. This friendly open plan office houses several of the key support functions including Sales, Human Resources, Marketing and Central Revenue. Conveniently located with great transport links the office is the London base for the back office functions of Guoman and Thistle.

The Role

  • Provision of legal services to the business, with focus on commercial matters.
  • Commercially focused legal advice to management across the Group, including the Procurement and Sales teams.
  • Draft, review and negotiation of a wide variety of commercial agreements (including supply and sales agreements) with support of the commercial and legal approval processes.
  • Key supporter in ensuring glh conducts its business in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Participation in the development and maintenance of corporate policies, procedures and precedents.
  • Participation in the development and support of legal training to employees.

What we look for

  • UK-qualified lawyer or paralegal with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience.
  • Strong academic, with private practice training and in-house experience an advantage.
  • Commercial contract experience essential.
  • Ability to address the range of legal issues arising across a hospitality business – hospitality experience would be an advantage.
  • Track record of managing a demanding workload and of delivering robust and commercial legal advice.
  • Attention to detail and pride in quality work.
  • Well-versed in how business operates.
  • High degree of professional ethics, integrity and the gravitas to influence at a senior level.
  • Excellent judgment and analytical skills.
  • Flexibility to work between 3 to 5 days.
  • First class interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Comfortable operating at all levels of the organisation, and prepared to “roll up sleeves”.
  • Ability to anticipate legal issues/risks and provide solutions to mitigate them.

What's in it for you?

  • Great development opportunities
  • Discounted rates on hotel rooms, food and drink across the glh group
  • Interest free season ticket loans (conditions apply)
  • Access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program
  • Pension and Healthcare Schemes
  • Generous recommend a friend scheme
  • Apprenticeship (from Level 2 to Level 5)
  • Access to discounts and cashback through a huge range of retailers and service providers via our online benefits portal
  • Great Recognition program
  • ...and many more!