Commercial Lawyer

West Yorkshire, Leeds, England
£45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
19 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Rachael Mann
Sector/Practice Area
Corporate, Commercial contracts
Vacancy Type
Lawyers, Private Practice
Full time

A very successful, national firm are looking for a Commercial Lawyer to join their busy and fast growing team, handling both their commercial work (acting as an In House Lawyer effectively) and external clients. This is an excellent opportunity to act on behalf of some really big corporates and would suit a solicitor seeking to advance their legal career as the structure of the team offers plenty of scope for this. They are also happy to consider people retraining into commercial work from disciplines with related skills.

The role
Mix of internal and external broad base commercial work
Opportunity to work on high value IT, procurement and commercial contracts
Advising clients on complex data protection and freedom of information, although it's not fatal if you don't have up to date data protection experience, with the 2018 changes a willingness to get up to speed with this area of work would suffice
A further dimension to this role is that you will look after the firms commercial work, this will account for c 50% of your work and effectively mean that you are working as an in-house lawyer, ideal if you are currently within practice but looking to position yourself to move in house later in your career. Full credit is giving for this work, meaning that it will not have a detrimental impact on your financial performance from a bonus or career progression perspective
You will be encouraged to take on a significant level of client contact and to work alongside others in further developing those relationships, this role is not requiring someone to bring work with them but is you are interested in being involved in new client development there is plenty of scope for you to do this and the support in doing so will be fantastic.
To recruit the best person they are prepared to offer considerable flexibility, including offering part time hours and flexible working.

The candidate
The practice are keen to recruit someone who can join them and take on a substantive caseload, being largely self-sufficient in doing your work and possess great attention to detail. Whilst they will obviously consider people with direct commercial experience they are also keen to consider lawyers who are perhaps coming into commercial work from another non contentious discipline, for example insolvency or corporate, what they are looking for are really strong drafting skills and absolute attention to detail.

How to apply
If you would like to apply for this role, please contact Rachael Mann at Sacco Mann. Alternatively, if you would be interested in other available opportunities, please visit our website or contact one of our specialist consultants. If this role is not for you, but you know someone who may be interested then please let them or us know as we offer a reward scheme for all successful referrals. For full terms please see our website.

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