In-House Commercial Lawyer - Manchester

Actis Recruitment
Manchester, Greater Manchester
to £70,000 (Based on Individual Experience) + Benefits
Closing date
21 Jun 2021
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Our client is a progressive and vibrant company headquartered in the Manchester area.  It is a market leader in a niche technology sector and has enjoyed considerable success in recent years. With continued expansion including overseas operations, the company is poised for further growth. This is a strategic appointment at a senior management level and as well as being in-house counsel, the role will appeal to someone wishing be involved in business operations. 

The company partners and supports an eclectic mix of customers and third parties.  Contracting with global brands, household names, SMEs and niche contractors, this role provides  both diverse and rewarding commercial law instructions. 

Reporting to Board level, essentially you will be responsible for the non-contentious, commercial legal function including:

•    Drafting and Negotiation of contracts and documentation including Sales, Service, NDAs, Distribution and Reseller Agreements; 
•    Project management of the contacts process and supporting the Sales Team and Client Managers;  
•    Responsible for Data, Privacy and GDPR compliance; 
•    General legal support to Board and internal functions such as Sales and Finance; 
•    Liaising with external lawyers on large scale projects and transactions.  

The culture in progressive, inclusive and vibrant affording a large degree of flexibility and autonomy. 

Applications are welcome from lawyers requiring flexibility and the option to work remotely.  That said the business is headquartered in Manchester, so a certain amount of time will be required there. Ideally, you will have experience of IT software contracts, but very happy to consider applications from general commercial lawyers interested in this sector. 

We would be delighted to hear from commercial lawyers with in-house experience already or those looking to move away from private practice.   

Actis Legal specialises in the North West legal market and with such a detailed knowledge of the region, we are able to provide tailored and bespoke advice to individuals we act for and identify suitable career moves.  All enquiries treated in the strictest of confidence.

** Please note that references to post qualification experience (PQE) are given as a guideline to the competences required for technical, client and case management skills, as well as budgeted salary for the role. We encourage you to apply for any job for which you feel you are a suitable candidate.




Actis Legal Recruitment is an independent, specialist consultancy, niche in its market and covering the North West legal business sector.

We have an outstanding reputation for offering law firms and lawyers a high quality service and sound advice in solicitor and legal recruitment. All our Senior Consultants have practised as qualified Solicitors and bring with them real life experience working as a lawyer before becoming professionally trained, legal recruitment consultants. This combination of experience and skills means that our consultants have extensive contacts and networks that open doors into the market that may otherwise remain closed. By sharing these networks and our expertise, we are able to add real value whether you as an individual or part of a team are seeking a new opportunity, or a law firm looking to appoint.

By focusing specifically on the legal sector within the region, our team is uniquely positioned to offer relevant and expert advice. We know the legal recruitment market inside out and we are in touch with firms of varying size and disciplines, Lawyers of all levels of experience and seniority. Based in Manchester, we are well positioned to cover all of the North West legal sector.

We thoroughly enjoy the business we’re in and the lawyers we get to meet. We’re proud of our reputation too.

Our mission statement is “Professional recruitment with integrity”, which extends across every element of our business.

Find Us
07855 312401
Barnet House
53 Fountain Street
M2 2AN

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