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Procurement Solicitor

Our client, a leading commercial law firm in Belfast is recruiting for a talented procurement lawyer. They have the largest and longest-established, dedicated team of specialist EU procurement lawyers operating in the UK. Their team, which operates across all three UK legal jurisdictions and Europe, has been ranked in the highest tiers nationally in Chambers & Partners for public procurement since that category was introduced in 2008 and is described as “one of the most successful and comprehensive public procurement practices in the market “. They offer a market leading salary and package including private health care and life assurance

The team advise on some of the most complex and challenging projects. Their clients come from all tiers of European Institutions, Central Government as well as NDPBs, Universities, Utilities and private sector contractors. They work on a broad spectrum of projects across the firm’s core sectors including Energy & Natural Resources, Infrastructure and Technology as well as Real Estate, Public Sector and Universities

This is a busy, friendly and dynamic team in which every team member is encouraged to make his or her own mark. For the right candidate, this role offers an opportunity to join a market leading team as it further expands across the UK and Europe. The successful candidate will be given every opportunity and the support to make their mark as the team and practice grows.

You will be someone who has a true passion for EU law and wants to carve out a career practicing in this area. You will be someone who enjoys taking responsibility for running some of your own client matters, and have the confidence and personal skills to deal directly with external and internal clients, develop client initiatives and grow internal client relationships across the firm.

You will have a strong and supportive team working with you and to achieve this we consider individual development essential. We have an active programme of firm wide skills development courses and encourage all team members to get involved in presenting on the latest legal or policy development at internal and external training events.

Previous experience in any or all of public procurement, State aid or EU funding is ideal but not essential. Experience of ideally at least 3-5 PQE, however more junior candidates will also be considered. Enthusiastic, personable and a team player. Demonstrable commercial acumen with a commitment to excellent client service. Strong commitment to business development (and ideally with some experience in this area too, e.g. bids, presentations, training)Willingness to undertake some, albeit irregular, travelling to other UK and European offices, Strong academic background

For more information on this or to have a discreet conversation about other legal opportunities in the market please contact Patrick McDonald on 02890 446911/ or after 5.30pm on 07540466496

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