Litigation Counsel

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 29/10/2021

Litigation Counsel

Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

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About the role

This is an excellent opportunity for a litigator to join our team working on a wide range of contentious and regulatory matters across the Group and within the UK. This role offers an outstanding opportunity to join a highly regarded legal team that is central to our dynamic, fast paced retail business.

The litigation team supports on contentious issues across the Group, so the successful candidate will get exposure to a huge variety of business areas, including key areas such as Product, Customer and Channels as well as supporting our international teams. We are looking for an individual adept at working as part of a team on larger matters, but also someone able to handle their own diverse case load in an exciting and dynamic environment. You will be encouraged to influence partners and provide commercial and legally robust solutions.

Your role is to balance legal risk and commercial benefit, to provide timely and clear legal advice that provides solutions. The role involves a good breadth of work across a range of civil and criminal matters.

You will be responsible for

  • Counseling on civil litigation and pre-litigation contentious matters across our diverse business.
  • Working with our Group Safety and Group Quality teams to advise on regulatory investigations and material local authority enforcement actions.
  • Working as a team with the other Group litigators on larger, more complex disputes.
  • Acting as a litigation contact for our Customer Engagement Centres and for handling the resolution of smaller claims.
  • Providing support to the wider Legal team on an ad hoc basis.
  • Management of external law firms where necessary.
  • Considering partners concerns and spotting other issues: working with the business (not just for them) and adding value.
  • Delivering litigation-related training across the business.

You will need

We are looking for a qualified litigation lawyer, who possesses a wide variety of civil litigation experience. Some experience of environmental health/health & safety enforcement actions would be helpful, but not essential as training will be provided in role.

You will need to be a pro-active self-starter who is willing to learn and able to work autonomously. Prior experience of being efficient in a fast paced environment is needed, as there is a large and varied workload, often under significant time pressure.

In addition to this, we work in a collaborative environment of constructive challenge and open debate, so your style should be robust and effective.

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work.  These include but aren’t limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus 8 Bank holidays)
  • On-site state of the art gym at our Welwyn Campus with discounted “Gympass” membership & free health checks via Nuffield Health
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Share Schemes – Join our ‘Buy As You Earn’ & ‘Save As You Earn’ share schemes after 3 months service
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 3 months service
  • Colleague Discounts:
    • 10% increasing to 15% after every pay day for a four day period, off most purchases at Tesco
    • 10% off One Stop
    • 10% off pay monthly & SIM only deals with Tesco Mobile
    • 20% off all F&F purchases
    • 20% off car, pet and home insurance at Tesco bank. T&C’s apply
    • 25% off Tesco Café
    • 50% off complete glasses purchases & free eye tests (other offers available) at Vision Express
    • 50% off health checks at Tesco Pharmacy
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases, treats for the family, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Shuttle Bus Service to/from Welwyn Garden City Station to Welwyn Campus
  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme helps you deal with life’s challenges
  • Financial wellness - Tesco has partnered with experts to help you make the most of your money
  • Get involved in a range of fundraising activities with our long-term charity partners

About us

Our vision here at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move.  Our core purpose is ‘Serving Britain's shoppers a little better every day’.  Our business was built with a simple mission – to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living. This hasn't changed. Customers want great products at great value which they can buy easily and it's our job to deliver this in the right way for them.  In the UK, we serve some 66 shoppers every second, so it's our goal to ensure every one of those customers experiences just a little better service on each visit.
We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings to enable us to serve our shoppers a little better every day. We're committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities.  We're a big business with diverse working patterns and many business areas which means that we can find something that works for you.  Everyone is welcome at Tesco.
NOTE: Should you be successful in your application, your offer will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details on your agreed start date.

Application process

Our office application process varies depending on the role and the level of experience needed.

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