If you are interested in a really varied Commercial role which can give you exposure to a massive range of work including commercial contracts, IT contracts, procurement and non-contentious IP then this could be the one for you. We are working with an award winning Yorkshire law firm with a strong reputation within the market, they can offer quality work and combine in with more flexibility and a more relaxed environment than you might find at some of the larger firms. In fact if you have a preferred area of practice they are happy to look to support you in focusing on this.
Based in Leeds City Centre, our client prides themselves on having a straightforward and personable approach and are a firm that really values the relationships that they have with their clients. They also have a reputation for really encouraging their lawyers to be the best that they can. Also, there is no way that you will be able to hide away from clients within this firm as they will give you plenty of opportunity to interact with them directly. Whist they have a diverse and strong client base they have a particular reputation within their commercial team in working for retail clients as well as clients within the advertising and marketing sectors. The work within the team has been growing, both from existing and new clients and the team needs more resource and support, they are therefore looking to bring someone in to work closely alongside them on a wide range of commercial matters including general commercial contracts, IT contracts, procurement and non-contentious IP. Their client base is really varied with lots of high quality work coming through the door, some of which is from household named clients and there is a lot of technology related work, whilst they don't need experience within this if you do have some that would be fantastic. The quality of the work that they handle is increasing consistently, with some clients working exclusively with them on all of their commercial matters.
Unusually, whilst this can be a dedicated commercial role, if you'd really like the opportunity to get involved in some corporate work they will be able to accommodate this too. The firm is very open minded about the level at which they recruit but are ideally looking for someone with at least 2 years PQE within commercial law as there are matters that they would like someone to pick up immediately, they are happy to look up to c 7 years pqe. They would also consider someone more junior but who has a strong background within commercial environments.
The team itself are close and all work together so they are really looking for someone with a can-do approach, who will get stuck in to the work and who is a forward thinker. This is a great time to join an expanding firm who are winning some great new clients with the opportunity to really make your mark within commercial law. There is no glass ceiling and plenty of opportunity to make your mark within a genuinely meritocratic environment. How To Apply If you would like to apply for this role then contact Rachael Mann or another member of the Private Practice Team. To hear about the other opportunities we have on then please visit our website. Alternatively, if you know of anyone who would be suitable for this role then please let them or us know as we offer a reward for successful referrals. For full terms please see our website.