Assistant Legal Counsel

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In a Nutshell

ENSEK is a fast-growing SaaS business operating in the UK energy sector and expanding overseas. ENSEK has reached a stage where it requires further in-house legal resource. We are seeking an individual to work as an assistant to the two existing members of our legal team, but with a good deal of autonomy in that role. You will be an in-house or private practice solicitor with experience with commercial contracts, preferably (but not necessarily) with an IT element. Some data protection experience or knowledge would also be a bonus. You will be able to think commercially and support the business on the legal and commercial implications of transactions


  1. You will primarily be drafting, reviewing and negotiating NDA's, heads of terms, and contracts with customers and suppliers, and lifetime matters such as up-sells, variations and terminations.
  2. You will also be supporting project managers and business analysts in relation to documenting specifications and requirements suitable to be included in a contract.
  3. You will be supporting ENSEK's pre-litigation handling of disputes, from the perspective of fact gathering and validation internally, providing initial internal opinions, and supporting the preparation of without prejudice responses, offers and commercial settlements.
  4. You will be involved in supporting various miscellaneous queries handled by the legal team, including the legal team's role in relation to security and data protection.
  5. You will support the management of the legal team documentation repository.

Note: You will be primarily located in our Nottingham Offices, but in the current situation you will also be able to work from home using remote working technologies and video meetings

Key Skills


You will currently be a post PQE qualified solicitor with experience of commercial contracts.


You should be self-motivated. We trust people to get on with things and do not over-manage.


You should enjoy getting to the nub of an issue, be able to think creatively and commercially, be able to challenge others, and use your experience to come up with solutions.


You should enjoy being part of a team and enjoy working with people from all across the business.


You should be willing to get involved with things outside your core skills. You will not be just a legal advisor, but a business supporter, passionate about getting to the right answers for ENSEK and its clients.


You should be confident with Microsoft 365, and be confident in working independently with Word, Excel, Teams, Skype, and SharePoint.

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