Solicitor (Contracts and Commercial)

Loughborough, Leicestershire
£40,792 and £48,677 per annum
02 May 2019
02 Jun 2019
Practice area
Company and commercial
Full time
Contract type

Solicitor (Contracts and Commercial)

It's an exciting time to join Loughborough University: Times and Sunday Times University of the Year. From our 440 acre campus in Leicestershire and our postgraduate London campus on Queen Elizabeth Park, the University is enjoying a time of unprecedent achievement.

Loughborough University’s ambition is to maintain its status as a world leading Higher Education institution, but that doesn’t mean standing still. To support this ambition, the University has created a Legal Services team to provide high quality, pragmatic and focussed commercial legal support.

As a member of the Legal Services Team, the postholder will be required to provide timely, outcomes focussed and commercially astute contracts, company, intellectual property and commercial legal advice to support the breadth of activity undertaken at the University. The postholder will have particular focus on Research and Enterprise related activities, including working in support of the University’s Spin-Out agenda, growing Degree Apprenticeship Programmes and consultancy through our subsidiary Loughborough University Enterprises Limited. In parallel, the post holder will work with the Head of Legal Services to ensure departmental and University-wide policies and procedures are robust, efficient and client focussed.

The successful candidate will work closely with the University’s external legal support, including Browne Jacobson, who will be working with the University on the recruitment and development of the post holder.

The ideal candidate will have solid commercial and IP experience, familiarity with company law and the confidence to provide early advice on contentious matters in these fields. The successful candidate will need to be able to build strong working relationships with professional and academic colleagues across the University and be able to provide timely, pragmatic and commercially focussed advice. Experience of working in house will be an advantage.

Loughborough University is a great place to work and you can find out more about the benefits of being part of the Loughborough team here. With generous leave allowance, award winning campus facilities and broad development opportunities, there’s never been a better time to work here.

The position is full time and permanent. Starting salary will be confirmed on offer of appointment, between £40,792 and £48,677 per annum.

For informal enquiries, please contact Sam McGinty, Head of Legal Services by email at or by telephone on 01509 228494.