There now exists a rare opportunity for the appointment of an outstanding Solicitor or Experienced Paralegal responsible for Commercial Contracts based in our Sheffield studio.

The company is an internationally renowned award winning Architectural practice employing over 180 people with studios in each part of the UK and one that works in collaboration with designers around the world. The company has an enviable reputation of supplying customer led thoughtful design solutions in the commercial, defence, health, residential, justice and education sectors.

The main requirement for this role will be to provide support to the Associate Director – Commercial Services and in-house General Counsel which will predominantly involve taking over the review, evaluation, negotiation and drafting of contracts, warranties and appointments with clients and suppliers, supplemented by external legal advice when required. You will identify potential legal risks and so far as is reasonably possible, in conjunction with the Associate Director, ensure these are managed along with those commercial risks that may also arise. You will advise on potential contentious matters and assist with any subsequent litigation.

You will regularly disseminate information received on new forms of contract, legislation and provide internal legal advice. You should have substantial post qualification experience or at least 2 years work experience in contract/commercial law. An exacting attention to detail, excellent time management and communication skills are essential. An appreciation of the construction industry, knowledge of construction contracts and the role of the Architect would be desirable.

This role can be full-time or a part-time, job-share role.

We offer a friendly office environment along with our award-winning lifestyle package, flexible working and a commitment to your personal development through the HLM Academy.

To apply:
Please complete our equal opportunities form and submit it with your CV to careers@hlmarchitects.com