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Commercial Lawyer - Manager, Consulting Quality and Risk Management, Enabling Functions

London, United Kingdom, £ £ - Annual Annual, Permanent


Your opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work with Deloitte UK's Consulting business, as part of the Quality & Risk Management team. The role involves working on complex contractual and commercial negotiations, many of which will require experience of negotiating international and technology contracts.

We encourage consideration of flexible ways of working, both formal and informal arrangements that allow for the best outcomes for our people and our clients. If this opportunity is of interest to you with some flexibility, please do discuss with us.

Are you looking to return to the workplace after an extended career break?

For this role we can offer coaching and support designed for returners to refresh your knowledge and skills, and help your transition back into the workplace after a career break of 2 years or more. If this is relevant for you, just let your recruiter know when you make your application.

Your role

You will deliver high-quality, business-focused solutions in a challenging, dynamic and demanding marketplace, and will act as a business, legal and risk advisor and partner with the business. To do this, you will be expected to assess and understand how business risks can be managed and mitigated.

Our team is aligned to the market we support through our three key industries: Financial Services, Public Sector and Private Sector. The role will be aligned to our Private Sector, serving client in a number of sub-industries including TMT, consumer and retail, healthcare and life sciences and energy and resources.

Include specific responsibilities:

  • Negotiation of complex, high value and strategically important client engagement contracts, including regularly facing off with client legal teams and their external counsel
  • Review, draft and negotiation of an array of commercial contracts, including MSAs/frameworks (including cross border), NDAs, proposals, sub-contracts, teaming agreements, software and product licences and supplier agreements, both national and international
  • Adopting a solution orientated and risk-based approach, supporting the team in driving this behaviour within the business and across the Deloitte Quality and Risk community
  • Regularly monitoring, assessing and highlighting particular risk/legal trends and sharing this knowledge with other members of the team
  • Providing support to the Consulting business, in the UK and wider Deloitte North South Europe, covering the entire sales cycle from supporting the engagement teams with their initial interactions with clients, to tender & bid response development and finally contract negotiation
  • Assisting with the drafting of guidance notes on a variety of topics
  • Supporting the Consulting Quality and Risk team in its advice to Deloitte's management and practitioners on general legal and risk management issues, based on an understanding and appreciation of the key business risks that need to be managed
  • Advising on and assisting in determining contracting and negotiating guidelines and policies
  • Answering ad-hoc risk and legal queries from all business units

Your work, your choice

At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. We carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. Please speak to your recruiter about the working pattern that works best for you.

Location: The role will be located in our London office, with occasional travel and as required for business needs and client meetings.

Work pattern: This is a permanent role. We do encourage careful consideration of agile ways of working, both formal and informal arrangements that allow for the best outcomes for our people and our clients. If this opportunity is interesting as a permanent role with a degree of flexibility please do discuss with us.

Your professional experience

  • A qualified lawyer with solid PQE, or person with considerable experience in negotiating complex commercial contracts in an international context
  • In-house experience desirable, but not essential
  • Ability to manage a demanding work load effectively and to be responsive
  • Experience of dealing with and managing senior management and stakeholders
  • Awareness and interest in risk management
  • Given international and cross border contracting, an additional language would be an advantage but not essential

Your service line: Enabling Functions

At Deloitte, we're all about making an impact that matters, together. And nowhere is this more apparent than among our 2,000 strong Enabling Functions teams. With our combined specialist skills and business partnering expertise, we provide all the essential strategy, support and advice our client-facing colleagues need, right across the firm. This enables them to focus all of their efforts on delivering the best service possible to their clients. So not only will you be providing world-class support to our internal clients, you'll be making an impact for all the hugely influential organisations Deloitte works with too.
Covering all our distinct areas: Human Resources, Clients & Industries, Finance & Legal, Central Business Services, National Quality & Risk Management, Technology & Digital Services, and Real Estate, the opportunities here are vast. And what's more, you can grow your career in whatever direction you choose. We'll support you all the way.


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London, United Kingdom
£ £ - Annual Annual