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Commercial Contracts Solicitor – Principal Associate


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Salary £60000 - £80000

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Top 40 national law firm has opportunities for Commercial Contracts Solicitors, c.5 years+ PQE,  to join the Commercial team Leeds as Principal Associates. Candidates must have experience of commercial contracts, technology, data protection, intellectual property.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Commercial contracts work will be broad, with coverage including Master Services Agreements.
  • Framework Agreements, Supply of Goods and Services, Agency & Distribution Agreements, Outsourcing Agreements, Manufacturing Agreements and Consultancy Agreements. 
  • Technology contracts work will be varied, including Software as Service Agreements (SaaS), Software Licences, Software Development Agreements, Mobile App Development Agreements, Reseller Agreements, Managed Service Agreements, Service Level Agreements, Support & Maintenance Agreements and Video Games Agreements.
  • Data protection work will relate to data mapping exercises, data protection compliance documentation, privacy notices, cookies notices, data processing agreements, data sharing agreements, international data transfer advice and electronic marketing advice.
  • Intellectual property work will focus on commercialisation. Typically, IP licences and assignments with involvement in intra-group IP re-organisations. 
  • Corporate support work will involve undertaking legal due diligence on corporate transactions, advising on warranties and drafting transitional services agreements.
  • Competition law support will involve assisting lead partner on competition law projects and areas of specific advice. 
  • Opportunity to get involved with our energy team on a variety of large and innovative projects. 
  • Manage matters in accordance with client service level agreements.
  • Contribute to achieving Commercial National team set financial and chargeable time targets.
  • Comply with processes around data protection compliance and procedures.
  • Complete client management information procedures/databases as and when required.

About You:

  • Commercial Contracts Solicitor with c.5 years+ PQE.
  • High level of commercial awareness with strong attention to detail and good drafting skills
    excellent communication and listening skills

  • Conscientious, self-motivated, hard-working, and responsive
  • Critical thinking abilities and excellent communication, organisation and analytical skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team within the commercial team supporting more senior and junior staff and across the wider firm on larger projects
  • Aptitude to work to strict deadlines and client protocols while maintaining high standards
  • Appreciation and a focus on the need for work to be delivered in a profitable way
  • Willingness to learn new areas (even if currently not skilled in a particular area) including competition law, energy contracts and public projects work

On offer: 

  • 28 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rated for part time)
  • Agile / working from home including provision of home office equipment.
  • Healthcare cover/ Medicash.
  • Pension plan.
  • Life Insurance 4 x salary.
  • Interest free travel loan scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme including counselling, legal and consumer advice service.
  • Discounted gym membership.
  • Discounted dental scheme.

If you are currently working as a Commercial Contracts Solicitor, and would like to find out more information, apply online for immediate consideration.


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