Location
York
Department
Legal
Advertising Salary
£45,000-£55,000 base plus bonus, pension & PMI, full time, permanent position to start ASAP! ​

About The Role

£45,000-£55,000 base plus bonus, pension & PMI, full time, permanent position to start ASAP!
 
We have offices in York, Crewe, and London, but we are more than happy for you to work remotely five days a week.
 
We are looking for a dispute resolution lawyer to join our in-house legal team!

The Costcutter business has been very successful in recent years and has recently been acquired by the Bestway Group, further expanding the size and aspirations of the business. The legal team has high calibre lawyers closely connected with the retail, trading, marketing and finance teams. They offer pragmatic, sensible legal advice to enable the company to reach its business objectives and manage risk.

Reporting to the General Counsel, the candidate will primarily deal with various food and beverage wholesale and retail businesses, such as Bestway Wholesale, Bestway Retail and Costcutter's contentious issues, including the recovery of debt and supplier disputes. The role will require a good knowledge of debt recovery legal proceedings, developed through private practice or in-house experience. Additionally, the candidate may need to support the broader legal function with general commercial advice, regulatory issues and ad-hoc contract interpretation. Furthermore, the role will involve managing external counsel, updating the wider legal team and business and working closely with key stakeholders.

The role would ideally suit a litigator interested in extending their knowledge base to broad commercial issues or a generalist with a particular interest and previous experience in litigation.

The role does not require advocacy experience but will need the candidate to issue claims and comply with civil procedure rules.

About You

In this role you will be involved predominantly in debt recovery and deal with various other contentious issues across the wider food and beverage wholesale and retail businesses of the Bestway Group. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record and manage all debt recovery matters on behalf of the business. This work will include drafting all necessary demand/claims forms, agreeing and drafting settlement agreements, briefing counsel (if necessary) and producing all required documents and advice to the business concerning ongoing debt recovery.

You will have an interest in wider commercial areas and be willing to help the broader legal function with day to day contractual interpretation, project work and ad-hoc enquiries from across the business and excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to advise the business using straightforward language. You will be proficient in Microsoft office software, including Excel and be driven and able to run and manage a full caseload independently.
 
We'd love to hear from you if you think we match your job search!

About Costcutter

Costcutter Supermarket Group have recently been acquired by Bestway Wholesale so it's an incredible exciting time to join us in this new venture. You will be joining a group with an annual turnover to almost £3 billion, alongside a symbol, franchise, and company store retail estate of more than 3,795 stores in the UK, (including 2,682 fascia and 195 company owned).

Both retailers and suppliers are supported by this new additional scale of the combined business, with the collaborative partnership approach making Bestway the partner of choice for growing sales in the convenience market.

Join us and you will be joining our values-driven, fast-paced business and become part of a friendly and dynamic culture. We work together, building strong relationships and embracing different styles. That way everyone can turn up as themselves.
 
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