Are you a Commercial Lawyer looking for something different? Or even a Corporate lawyer of Commercial Litigator looking to move towards commercial work. If so, this role genuinely offers a unique opportunity to join a team which is going from strength to strength and have just won a new global client.
This role is to work directly for companies, very much as an in-house lawyer, but with the 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 would 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 offers more flexibility and freedom than typical 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.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 contracts and wider business as usual legal work.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 UK's 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's no time recording, no chargeable targets and the option to get involved in business development but no requirement to do so, it's all about doing a great job for the company and getting to know them well. 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 firm are really open minded about the level of PQE that you have, they can look at people at NQ level who have had a solid commercial seat but area also happy to consider more experienced lawyers too, perhaps up to around 7 years pqe. Whilst the lions share of the work is commercial they are happy to consider recruiting either corporate lawyers or even litigators, although you must have worked in a commercial discipline within litigation. They have recruited from within these disciplines successfully historically and are happy to do so again.
This practice are fully supporting a blend of home and office working going forward and as a consequence if you live further afield but could consider the commute for a couple of days a week don't discount this opportunity.
To hear more, please contact Rachael Mann or Sophie Linley on 0113 2453338.