Legal Counsel - FTC - 12 months

Available in: Belfast

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform full end to end legal services as directed by senior team members and have accountability as appropriate for some standalone work
  • Support the carriage of complex IT contracts form Pre-sales stage through to delivery with a detailed understanding of the legal and commercial issues involved.
  • Undertake risk analysis of proposed commercial ventures
  • Review tender documentation and bid process across the public and private sectors
  • Devise and implement legal aspects of Company policies and initiatives
  • Ensure company compliance with legal developments and recognise when to escalate legal compliance issues
  • Assist the Legal Department and Finance Director as required

Minimum (essential) requirements:

  • Qualified Solicitor or Barrister
  • 3 years of relevant post qualification experience in a legal/advisory role
  • Capable of delivering pragmatic commercial advice
  • Excellent drafting, communication and negotiation skills (appropriate to level of experience)
  • Capable of working with minimal supervision
  • Effective communicator with experience of dealing with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Commercially focused
  • Conscientious, approachable and credible
  • Good team player with the ability to work to deadlines
  • Articulate, analytical, pragmatic and enthusiastic
  • Ability to work to a high standard of accuracy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Demonstrable general commercial/corporate law experience with an interest in developing an IT focus
  • Familiarity within some or all the following areas of law: IT/IP law, drafting, reviewing and/or negotiating commercial contracts, employment law

Who you are:

Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day, and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience. 

These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture. 

About us 

Kainos is a high-growth IT services company providing digital technology solutions and agile software development to enterprise customers. Across our 30-year history, we have worked on transformational projects across government, NHS and a myriad of private sector clients.  

We’re an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a background check, however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn’t relevant to the role. It’s important to note – failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences.