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Commercial Solicitor - Senior Associate

Origin Legal
£Leading + Full Benefits
Closing date
19 Nov 2021
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Commercial & Technology - Senior / Managing Associate - 6Years + PQE - Surrey

Our client is one of the largest firms in the South outside London and is independently recognised as one of the UK's leading national law firms with top quality clients and excellent work.

Training and knowledge management is first class. Like the firm as a whole, the team environment is friendly, supportive and relaxed and all team members have the opportunity to do interesting and challenging work and to participate in business development, knowledge sharing, training and CSR/pro bono initiatives.

The Role

We are looking for great lawyers to join this renowned Commercial & Technology practice, which includes our prestigious Competition & Regulatory team, with roles at various levels. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly professional, dynamic group currently consisting of 12 lawyers. It is your perfect chance to work outside (but close to) London (and avoid the dreaded commute!), whilst doing a wide variety of high-quality City and International work.

The practice also recognises that lawyers value the ability to work flexibly - they have agile working policies to facilitate flexible working and whilst this is a full-time role, they will consider a minimum of 4 days per week.

The Commercial practice undertakes a very wide range of high-quality commercial, competition and regulatory work.  All members of the team advise on commercial contracts, but the team includes specialists dedicating a significant proportion of their time to competition, consumer law, data protection, EU law or franchising matters.  The firm is active in all sectors, but sectors particularly focussed on include insurance, life sciences, retail and technology.

You can expect to get involved in a huge range of work, with a fantastic client list which includes well-known brands, multinationals, FTSE 100 corporates as well as owner-managed businesses and entrepreneurs.  The team (and the wider firm) has a significant focus on international work and much of what we do has a cross border dimension.

Representative recent matters of the team include:

Advising the central procurement function of one of the world’s largest drinks companies on its commercial arrangements

Advising a global life insurance business on its platform and app-related product distribution arrangements

Providing all required commercial and regulatory advice to a next-generation Swedish telecommunications company, providing services across the UK

Advising on the implementation of EU falsified medicines law in the UK, including commercial agreements and advice on Brexit related implications

Preparing international franchise agreements for a well-known retailer of menswear

Advising on a number of ongoing investigations by the Competition and Markets Authority

Qualifications and Experience:

We are looking for strong team players with good interpersonal skills, good academics and high-quality experience – typically with a major City or leading national/regional practice – who have a commercial approach and excellent technical, communication and negotiation skills.

The range of the work undertaken means we can accommodate a variety of experiences and aspirations: you might be a commercial generalist looking to continue this type of work, a commercial lawyer who wishes to develop specialist expertise, or a specialist competition or regulatory lawyer looking to broaden your practice to a wider variety of sectors or work types.

Origin Legal is handling a number of Commercial Solicitor vacancies throughout the South East. If you are a Solicitor looking to consider your options then please do get in touch for a confidential discussion.

Origin Legal follow strict best practice recruitment guidelines monitored by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However, we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.


Origin Legal is a specialist legal recruitment company launched in January 2005 by a management team that first came together in 1996. Origin Legal is recognised as one of the UK's leading providers of legal jobs at all levels for lawyers, legal executives, solicitors and paralegals. The company’s primary goal is to deliver the highest quality of service and through successful legal recruiting develop and maintain long term client relationships with firms throughout the UK and internationally.

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