• Thames Water Utilities Ltd, known as Thames Water, is the monopoly private utility company responsible for the public water supply and waste water treatment in large parts of Greater London, Luton, the Thames Valley, Surrey, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Kent, and some other areas of the United Kingdom.
  • This in-house role of Junior Legal Counsel will assist the Head of Legal and Senior Legal Counsel in ensuring the management and mitigation of legal risk across the business and ensuring legal compliance.
  • You will be ensuring that the Legal Service Provider and panel law firms are being correctly instructed and assisted by Thames Water. You will be verifying the legal services performed by the Legal Service Provider and panel law firms and required by Thames Water internal clients/business units and you will be trouble-shooting to unblock issues that arise with the Legal Service Provider and panel law firms on a daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly/ annual basis and to find solutions to the same.
  • You will have experience of providing commercial legal advice preferably within a regulated environment, to agreed time and budget constraints. In addition, you must possess a varied legal skillset but with commercial contracts experience. Experience of advising on other legal areas such as contentious matters/disputes property law or competition law would also be an advantage.
  • You will have an understanding of contracts and commercial law, with experience (either internally or with another firm/organisation) in managing and co-ordinating the provision of legal services and possessing strong contract management skills necessary for ensuring compliance with contractual obligations/agreed protocols.

Thames Water Utilities Ltd