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Commercial/IP 3+

Chadwick Nott
England, London
Closing date
18 Jan 2021

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Sector/Practice Area
Corporate, Commercial contracts
Vacancy Type
Lawyers, In-House
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Job Details

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. in-house experience is preferred but not mandatory with: Spin-Outs from either Universities, Biotech, Pharmaceutical, CMO's, Tech Transfer offices, Joint Research Offices or charities with significant research departments

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 with experience of a majority of the bullet points detailed below:

  • Negotiated, and drafted on service level and supply agreements with medical and information technology service providers; data transfer and confidentiality agreements.
  • Experience of procurement, data protection information security, and company law issues.
  • Experience of collaboration agreements involving detailed IP and revenue stream negotiations with Big pharma
  • Experience of lease agreements
  • Clinical trial, laboratory and associated site agreements.
  • Advising senior management on managing contractual risk

Our client has large expansion plans for the next 5 years and you will be joining at a critical time in the company's development and will have a critical role to play. This role will require you to work directly with senior management on a number of key and diverse projects. Some home working is available and you will need to travel to different sites to builds relationships with key stakeholders.

For additional information, please contact Brian Littleton at Chadwick Nott on 0203-096-4549 or 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.


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  • 9 Devonshire Square
  • London
  • EC2M 4HP
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