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Commercial Associate

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
£65000 - £85000 per annum
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

Job Details

Elevate your legal career within the dynamic field of life sciences by joining a team that stands at the forefront of legal innovation in the UK. A leading firm, renowned for its expansive expertise in life sciences, seeks a Commercial Life Science Solicitor to bolster its Cambridge and Oxford offices. Enjoy fantastic benefits, including an equal staff bonus based on the firm's financial performance, a generous pension with salary sacrifice options, five weeks' annual leave with buy/sell flexibility, and special leave for weddings, religious holidays, and house moves. 

This role promises a stimulating environment where legal acumen is applied to a spectrum of cutting-edge issues, from IP licensing and partnering transactions to clinical trial arrangements and regulatory challenges. The successful candidate will have the privilege of advising an eclectic clientele, including global pharma, biotech firms, universities, and government bodies.

Candidates should possess at least 1 year PQE, ideally from a large regional or City firm, or an in-house position, with a robust grounding in commercial law and a passion for the life sciences sector. The role demands a lawyer with exceptional written English, a meticulous eye for detail, and the flexibility to navigate a diverse array of contracts and arrangements.

The firm values individuals who are not only technically proficient but also excel in client engagement, showcasing outstanding service through effective listening, negotiating, and questioning skills. A self-starter with initiative, you will be expected to manage your workload efficiently, demonstrating excellent time and paper management skills.

Joining this team means more than just handling transactions; it's about understanding the life sciences business inside out, asking the right questions, and delivering tailored advice that resonates with clients' objectives.

In return, the firm offers an environment that fosters personal and professional growth, supporting your ambitions and encouraging you to thrive alongside leaders in the field.

If you are ready to take on this challenging yet rewarding role, where your contributions will shape the future of life sciences, please submit your application to, and find out more.


Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment are multi-award winning legal recruitment experts.

Our business – put simply – is to remove the pain points candidates may otherwise experience on their journeys.
Sure, we act for legal professionals of all levels making lateral moves, taking steps up the ladder or looking for contract legal opportunities.
And yes we can boast a network of connections that spans nationwide private practice, the UK’s in house legal departments and now the Middle East, Asia and the Far East.
But we are the only REC and APSCO affiliated legal recruitment specialist with an ISO9001 accredited quality management system and the Investors In People Gold Standard award.
And by externally validating our day to day activities in the wider business community we have been able to place customer experience at the heart of our business proposition.
Which means people like dealing with our team – a very experienced, settled and happy bunch they epitomise the Douglas Scott brand personality and will demonstrate a genuine interest in you and your career.      




Company info
0161 233 6360
Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
No1 Spinningfields
1 Hardman Square, Spinningfields
Greater Manchester
M3 3EB

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