Commercial Solicitor: Newcastle

5 days left

Location
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Tyne and Wear
Salary
£38000 - £60000 per annum
Posted
01 Oct 2017
Closes
29 Oct 2017
Ref
65484
Contact
Emma Chisholm
Sector/Practice Area
Company/Commercial
Vacancy Type
Lawyers
Contract/hours
Full time

Our client is a full service law firm based in Newcastle upon Tyne serving clients throughout the UK and further afield.

The firm has recently embarked upon an ambitious strategic plan. As part of the growth strategy they are looking to expand the commercial team.

They require an experienced commercial Solicitor (2 - 6 years PQE) to join the busy Company Commercial department. This role is a full time position in which the successful candidate will be expected to carry a substantial and demanding caseload, fully embrace practice development activities and demonstrate the ability to work under time pressure and to exacting client demands.

Key aspects of this role include:

  • Drafting and advising on a wide range of commercial agreements including:
    • Terms and Conditions of Trade
    • Agency and Distribution Agreements
    • Franchising Agreements
    • Supply Agreements
    • Facilities & Asset Management Agreements
    • Service Level Agreements
    • Manufacturing Agreements
    • Advertising, Sponsorship and Marketing Agreements
    • IT Contracts (including software development, maintenance and support agreements)
    • Collaboration Agreements
  • Advising in relation to Intellectual Property Issues
  • Advising on data protection and the implementation of GDPR
  • Business Development

Requirements

An excellent up to date knowledge of relevant Law, experience of running a case load with minimal supervision and proven experience of business development is essential. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to prioritise, cope under pressure and work to strict deadlines. Good communication skills are essential as is managing expectations across a wide range of competing needs, a willingness to cover a variety of tasks and work outside of core hours on occasion.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

We are a full service law firm based in Newcastle upon Tyne serving clients throughout the UK and further afield.

Our vision is to set the standard for legal excellence and in doing so become the law firm of choice for businesses, organisations and individuals both regionally and nationally. We will deliver an outstanding service provided by people who understand our clients' needs, take pride in what they do and how they do it.

With 180 employees including 31 partners and 100 lawyers, we are one of the largest law firms in the North East. Our client base includes large companies, owner managed businesses, healthcare professionals, leisure operators and rural businesses.

Key Responsibilities

The firm has recently embarked upon an ambitious strategic plan. As part of our growth strategy we are looking to expand our commercial team.

We require an experienced commercial Solicitor (2 - 6 years PQE) to join our busy Company Commercial department. This role is a full time position in which the successful candidate will be expected to carry a substantial and demanding caseload, fully embrace practice development activities and demonstrate the ability to work under time pressure and to exacting client demands.

Key aspects of this role include:

  • Drafting and advising on a wide range of commercial agreements including:
    • Terms and Conditions of Trade
    • Agency and Distribution Agreements
    • Franchising Agreements
    • Supply Agreements
    • Facilities & Asset Management Agreements
    • Service Level Agreements
    • Manufacturing Agreements
    • Advertising, Sponsorship and Marketing Agreements
    • IT Contracts (including software development, maintenance and support agreements)
    • Collaboration Agreements
  • Advising in relation to Intellectual Property Issues
  • Advising on data protection and the implementation of GDPR
  • Business Development

Requirements

An excellent up to date knowledge of relevant Law, experience of running a case load with minimal supervision and proven experience of business development is essential. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to prioritise, cope under pressure and work to strict deadlines. Good communication skills are essential as is managing expectations across a wide range of competing needs, a willingness to cover a variety of tasks and work outside of core hours on occasion.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfill this kind of work.

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