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Legal Counsel

The role:

This Legal Counsel will involve being part of the Legal team and will provide legal support for supplier contracts and support the Residential and Commercial teams. Key part of this role is the delivery of commercial objectives and mitigate company loss through the management of commercial contracts. It is a permanent, full time role based in Dublin.

Responsibilities:

  • Commercial Contracts
    • Lead the commercial contracts process to balance mitigating risk and best business outcomes.
    • Work closely with the business functions to draft and support negotiation of complex contract
    • agreements with clients, third parties and other company entities.
    • Guide the business functions with practical and solutions advice whilst ensure risks are mitigated.
    • Review existing contracts templates agreements to ensure compliance.
    • Review legacy agreements to ensure compliance
    • Keep up to date on existing law as required to determine its impact on agreements and the business.
  • Litigation
    • Complete all relevant legal documentation relating to Mortgage court cases.
    • Instruct solicitors on the commencement and progress of the mortgage recovery.
    • Communicate effectively to the business in relation to changes in legislation and legal policies.
    • Make recommendations on cases based on input from external solicitors and internal account reviews
    • Preparation of accounts for review by the Account Review Committee providing case progress and minutes
  • Compliance through risk management
    • Ensure all tasks are conducted in a manner compliant with all policies, procedures and legislative
    • requirements
  • Performance Measures
    • Commercial contracts up to date and aligned with relevant legislation
    • Accuracy of Legal Documentation
    • All Legal and Recoveries timelines and service levels are completed within target time frame.
    • Complete instructions with required accuracy and within specified receipt of completed instructions.
    • Measured through spot checks of instructions issued and through monthly file audits
    • Any new risks identified have been discussed / referred to management and an action plan is put in place
    • Achievement of goals as set for each project
  • Contribution to projects

Requirements:

  • Must be a Qualified Solicitor (essential)
  • 3-5 years PQE with a general practice background essential
  • Relevant legal experience gained in the areas of commercial contracts and litigation
  • Knowledge of relevant mortgage legislation and industry requirements which may impact across the industry
  • Relevant legal experience gained in the financial services sector (desirable)

For more information and a confidential conversation see please contact Niamh Cregg

niamh.cregg@collinsmcnicholas.ie

0719149732