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Lawyer/Senior Lawyer (Commercial)

25 May 2022 | Category

Location –  Northampton, Huntingdon or Shefford  (although travel to other offices may be required)

Contract Type – Full Time (37 hours) 9 Month FTC (Maternity Cover)

Salary Range (Lawyer) £37,648 – £43,753 DOE

Salary Range (Senior Lawyer) – £44,261 – £50,366 DOE


  • To act as a legal advisor to client organisations in relation to commercial, contracts, procurement, trading and corporate law to ensure compliance with statutory duties, obligations and to protect the best legal interests of the client organisations to the highest standard.
  • Preparing, negotiating and advising on all aspects relating to legal projects involving multiple agencies and client interests, including the third sector and charitable organisations.
  • Act as a source of legal and procedural advice and support to any of the client Committees and or Directorates to ensure that a strong corporate governance culture is achieved and when necessary to cover the absence of colleagues.
  • Conduct and manage a wide ranging caseload of both straightforward and complex legal and advice work.
  • To deputise for the Principal Lawyer in his/her absence and assist in management and supervision of the Commercial Team as required.
  • Support the Principal Lawyer in managing the strategic and operational delivery of the Commercial Team and be responsible for the provision of a responsive, high quality and effective legal service.
  • Conduct and manage a wide ranging caseload of both straightforward and complex legal and advice work.

Please note: to be considered for a Senior Lawyer position at Pathfinder Legal Services Ltd you must have at least 10 years PQE

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with initiative, a proactive approach to problem solving and a real commitment to the job. In return for this we can offer you an excellent benefits package alongside a flexible, modern working environment equipped with the technology needed to enable you to balance the pressures of a busy role.

For a copy of the Full Job Description please click here

Pathfinder Legal Benefits

  • Local Government Pensions Scheme – considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates.
  • Flexible working arrangements – we offer flexible hours and remote working with the aim to give everyone a balanced work / life ratio.
  • Family Friendly policies including excellent Maternity, Paternity and Adoption entitlements.
  • A generous minimum annual leave entitlement of 25 days, plus public holidays. With the option to purchase more annual leave!

To apply for this position please send your CV and a supporting covering letter to

Closing date for applications: 30th June 2022 @ midday

Interviews for this role will be conducted as we receive applications.

Number of vacancies for the role: 1

For a copy of the full Job Description and Person Specification and details of our other vacancies, please visit our website

PLEASE NOTE: we will only accept applications where a covering letter supporting and a CV is submitted.