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Commercial Associate / Legal Counsel

Actis Recruitment
Leeds or Manchester (with flexible homeworking)
to £60,000 + Benefits
Closing date
26 Feb 2022
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Manchester or Leeds based. Have you considered a career outside of private practice?  

Excellent and enviable career opportunity has arisen for a Commercial specialist with a national business.   

Forming part of well-structured legal team and wider national business, you will be responsible for undertaking a diverse range of commercial law instructions (negotiating, drafting and advising on risk etc).  The nature of the role requires not less than 4 years' PQE.  The quality of work is excellent involving a broad spectrum of contracting parties. Typical instructions include: 

•    Commercial Contracts and Trading Agreements
•    Terms of Business - supply, agency and distribution agreements
•    IT & E-Commerce contracts
•    Data Protection
•    Assignment and licensing of intellectual property rights
•    Franchising & Agency arrangements 
•    Outsource / Consultancy / Procurement agreements
•    Joint venture and Collaboration Agreements

This is a thriving and engaging business and you will find a vibrant and progressive culture.  Attracting high-calibre lawyers, many of the team have previously worked for national, top Legal 100 law firms. Mindset is as important as legal experience and the business is looking to recruit ambitious and astute lawyers, who are also down to earth and pragmatic in their approach. 

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
Greater Manchester
M2 2AN
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