Commercial Solicitor

England, West Yorkshire, Leeds
06 Apr 2018
04 May 2018
Rachael Mann
Practice area
Company and commercial
Full time
Contract type

Are you a Commercial Lawyer looking for something different? Or even someone with strong non contentious experience specifically within in construction, finance, corporate or insolvency looking to move into commercial work? If so this role genuinely offers something a little different!
This role is to work directly for companies, very much as an in house lawyer, but with the backing and support of an award winning law firm with all of the back-up, training and support that this offers. The role is to be based within Leeds City Centre but you'd frequently find yourself working on site for the companies. This is a relatively new team and there is lots of opportunity for progression and growth.
Our client, who are one of the UK's leading law firms, offer an incredibly friendly working environment accompanied by a world leading reputation, backed up by the countless awards that they have won.
This role really offers more flexibility and freedom than a general practice commercial role would offer, so if you are looking to get away from traditional time recording, work directly with one or two leading corporates, but have the luxury of other lawyers around you, this role can offer that highly unusual blend.
The role
You will be working within the firms 'in-house' team, this team literally take over either the entire legal work of specific companies, or specific parts of it, taking on work that was previously handled in-house
The role is essentially to work as in-house lawyer but on behalf of one or two large clients at any point in time, offering the opportunity to work across sectors but focusing largely on commercial contract.
Work will include providing high quality legal advice, mitigating commercial and legal risk and really integrating yourself into the client, their sector and their commercial imperatives.
The firm provides a really innovative solution to some of the countries highest profile companies, giving you the chance to be at the cutting edge of a genuine alternative to companies looking to outsource their legal services in a different way.
You will have the support of a global firm, really allowing you to drive your career forward at the highest level and surrounded by some of the brightest minds.
There is no time recording, no chargeable targets and the option to get involved in business development, but very much by doing a great job for the company and getting to know them well.
Plenty of Paralegal support.
You will spend plenty of time on site with the client or clients that you are working for.
You will be fully supported by non-legal specialists across a number of sectors including IT and project management to deliver highly innovative solutions.
The candidate

The firm are ideally looking for someone who has a minimum of 2 years pqe but could be up to c 10 years or even over
Whilst not critical it would be ideal if you have some in house experience
Candidates must have excellent communication skills with the ability to develop relationships with people at all levels both internally and externally
They really want someone who is enthusiastic and pro active, with a real interest to learn and a fantastic work ethic
The firm offer a competitive salary accompanied by a brilliant benefits package

If you are interested in this role or would like to find out more about it please contact Rachael Mann at Sacco Mann or another member of our Private Practice team. 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.

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