Legal Counsel

Exeter, Devon
28 Jun 2017
18 Jul 2017
Job Title
In House Counsel
Contract Type
Full Time

Legal Counsel


An opportunity has become available in our Legal Team for a Legal Counsel. The Legal Counsel will contribute to the success of Flybe through providing a professional in-house legal service as a commercially oriented business partner, participating in the development and implementation of policy, procedure and know-how in the legal function and elsewhere in the business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver high quality, timely, cost effective and practical legal advice in order to maintain the reputation of Flybe
  • Develop strong working relationships with colleagues to ensure legal advice is relevant and effective.
  • Provide support and guidance to other members of the team
  • Assist General Counsel in reviewing contracts to be signed by the business
  • Ensure compliance by the business with contract approval process
  • Ensure all signed contracts are added to the contract portal 
  • Provide legal training and updates for the business when required
  • Prepare and update standard form template contracts that can be used for the business
  • Provide legal support and advice to all departments of Flybe including Procurement, Finance, Human Resources, Commercial, Estates, Health & Safety,  Fleet, IT, Operations, Flybe Aviation Services and the Flybe Training Academy

Skills and Qualifications

  • A qualified solicitor, holding a current practising certificate for England and Wales
  • Five years PQE
  • Corporate and contract law experience; managing transactions and drafting a wide range of commercial agreements together with negotiating complicated contract arrangements 
  • Experience of operating in a change and transformational environment 
  • Demonstrated ability to perform consistently and make decisions under pressure and meet demanding deadlines 
  • Ability to grasp complex situations and get up to speed quickly on current projects and practices
  • Strong influencing and advanced negotiation skills, able to work effectively to objectives with the personal sensitivity to be effective across a wide range of stakeholders
  • People focussed, with highly developed interpersonal, relationship development and facilitation skills, with ability to gain and sustain credibilit
  • Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing with all levels of staff, as well as with external contacts (including authorities) when required
  • Commercially aware with the ability to see the big picture and beyond the task to the wider relevance to the business 
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to plan workload and execute implementation to plan
  • A high-level of integrity, discretion, honesty and the ability to command respect 
  • A self-starter with a can do attitude and an excellent team player 
  • Ability to manage legal and commercial risk 
  • Ability to be adaptable in an ever changing environment and operating effectively with a number of competing priorities
  • Open, honest and straightforward approach
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills; accurate and attentive to detail
  • Motivated, organised, professional and efficient in their role
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about doing a great job
  • Experience in the following areas is desirable; intellectual property law, IT law, contacts and data protection, banking and finance, competition law, commercial aviation, aircraft financing, novations, lease amendments, sale and leasebacks, engineering contracts and general aviation/airline law including cargo , baggage, passenger claims, codeshare agreements, airport agreements and ground-handling contracts.