21 Mar 2018
18 Apr 2018
Chris Ewles
Full time
Contract type
A global not for profit organisation seeks a Commercial Solicitor for their Cambridge office.

In-House Solicitor required to join this fantastic organisation on a permanent full-time basis. You will work closely with internal clients, primarily in the UK and globally, based at the companies Cambridge office.

The right applicant will provide a high quality, succinct and current legal service including:
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, editorial, licensing and publishing agreements, terms and conditions, collaboration and IT agreements.
  • Conducting research and advising on compliance matters such as data protection, anti-bribery and human rights.
  • Advising on aspects of commercial, intellectual property, commercial property, and charity and trusts laws.
  • Advising on merger/acquisition projects relating to all directorates, including carrying out due diligence and negotiation of heads of terms and sale agreements.
  • Advising on lease and licence arrangements for UK and international office accommodation.
  • Assisting in designing legal best practice guidance documents and policies for our internal clients, including the company’s operations, Interest Groups and global group operations both in the UK and internationally.
The applicant will be:  
  • Fully qualified solicitor with relevant post-qualification experience.
  • Experience in drafting, reviewing and advising upon commercial contracts with a working knowledge of commercial contract issues (including contract validity, data protection, intellectual property rights, trademark protection, and termination and liability issues).
  • Experience of compliance and regulatory matters.
  • Understanding of charity and trust laws.
  • Ability to demonstrate high levels of initiative and motivation, work independently, manage assigned tasks in an assertive, efficient and timely manner, whilst multi-tasking and keeping calm under pressure.
  • Ability to work closely with other team members, displaying trust and loyalty.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, including a good telephone manner, demonstrating professionalism in all dealings.
  • Proven organisational and time-management skills together with the ability to handle a wide range of work whilst prioritising and working to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent attention to detail and commitment to continuous professional development.
  • Highly efficient and competent in the use of ICT systems and information including MS Office and Outlook as well as legal research tools.
  • Experience of contract databases and procedures.

For further details of this In-House Solicitor vacancy, please contact Chris quoting reference CE01802321.


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