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Commercial/IP 3+

Chadwick Nott
Essex, England
Closing date
9 Dec 2020

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Sector/Practice Area
Corporate, Commercial contracts
Vacancy Type
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Expanding clinical trails and medical research company that works closely with a diverse range of partners in numerous joint-venture research projects is now seeking a 2nd lawyer. Partners range from global pharmaceutical companies, specialist Biotech companies and The NHS. Reporting to the Head of Legal, you will undertake a broad ranging role that will require you to work extensively with non-lawyers.

Key duties will include:

  • Drafting and advising upon R&D based agreements for example CDAs, MTAs, R&D Collaboration Agreements, Consultancy Agreements, Service Agreements, Data Sharing Agreements including Clinical Trials Agreements and Clinical Investigator Agreements.
  • Interpreting and advising on general commercial contracts, review of supplier T&Cs, outsourcing and procurement
  • Ensuring the organization's compliance with its contractual obligations.
  • Interaction with key stakeholders both internally and externally with respect to R&D agreements


  • Demonstrable skills in handling a diverse range of legal matters that has preferably been gained in an in-house environment
  • Previously worked with Clinical Trial Agreements using and amending the NHS/ABPI/BIA template agreements - highly advantageous but not mandatory
  • Experience of legal and IP issues that can arise when drafting R&D based agreements such as chain of title to IP rights and the enforceability of such contracts - again, highly advantageous but not mandatory

Above all, suitable candidates will be adept at working in fast paced environment where a passion for both science/medical research and the law is key to success.

For further information, please contact Brian Littleton at Chadwick Nott on 07919-293351 or at

Chadwick Nott Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


Our business is about you. Helping you find the right job. We’ve been in the recruitment industry for 20 years, so we’re confident we can make a real difference to your career prospects. Over half of our business is repeat or recommended business – candidates returning for their next career move or recommending their colleagues to us. We like it like that.


But that’s not enough. We want to improve our legal recruitment service every day, every week, and every year, to ensure your success.


Our depth and breadth of experience means we already know the legal recruitment market inside out. And our industry-leading training programme fully prepares candidates for what lies ahead in a law career. So, as a lawyer, you can trust us when you need to take the next step.


We see things from your perspective. Nearly all our staff have legal training, and many have actually practised as solicitors. Which means you benefit from their in-depth knowledge of local markets, and specialist legal recruitment advice from consultants with first-hand, relevant experience.


Of course we take your career extremely seriously. We’ve worked long and hard to build trust and rapport with our clients and candidates, and all our dealings are treated with utmost confidence. We have a reputation for being proactive and well connected in the legal profession, and we’re always determined to achieve the best possible outcome for you.


For more information about how we can assist you please visit or call us in confidence on 0800 0121 848


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  • 9 Devonshire Square
  • London
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