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Associate - Commercial & IP Solicitor

BBBH38317
£75000 - £90000 per annum Negotiable Excellent Benefits
City South West London London City of London

Managing this Role

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Jonathan Kitto

Senior Headhunter - London
0203 865 2113

This Top 70 UK law firm has a strong presence in technology innovation sectors like fintech, cloud computing and artificial intelligence.

They are looking for a Commercial and IP Solicitor with 3-5 years PQE to join their team at the Associate level - an excellent opportunity to solidify your career in law with a top UK firm.

The firm:

Their client base comprises market disrupters operating across the new technologies industry, ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to major international corporations.

Based in the City of London, you will benefit from excellent commuter links as well as a stunning and modern office.
This commercial practice is instructed on some of the most significant and impactful transactional work that is very much on par with City level work.

They have attracted the highest calibre of lawyers due to their location and the quality of work they do, which is bolstered by their links within the local technology industry and affiliations to the most innovative University faculties in the area.

Like its clients, this practice is modern and forward thinking - you will benefit from excellent support systems and hybrid working arrangements.

The Role:

This prestigious, highly ranked Legal 500 law firm is seeking a Commercial & IP Solicitor with 3-5 years PQE to join at the Associate level.

You will be joining an outstanding team, within a firm recognised as one of the 20 best law firms to work for. The workload will consist of a wide variety of general commercial law and IP-related matters.

The team advises on contracts for the supply of goods and services, IT contracts and outsourcing, software licensing, online trade terms, consultancy agreements, IP, data protection, privacy, distribution agreements, agency agreements and collaboration agreements

Within such a highly ranked firm which specialises in this specific sector - you will gain access to the finest quality of work. Operating at the top of the profession and with access to the best Partners in IP, you will find your career is accelerated forward with continuous training and progression.

In this position you will assist in the drafting and negotiating of commercial contracts, requiring solid relationship management regarding clients and third parties. You will advise on business issues and review, draft and negotiate a variety of agreements relating to the technology and IT sector.

The successful candidate will also draft policies and procedures relating to data protection and privacy, advising clients on this sphere of law. Finally, you will undertake intellectual property related matters - advising on and drafting agreements for the protection or exploitation of IP rights, IP licensing contacts and IP provisions in commercial agreements and R&D contracts.

The role would suit a solicitor looking to make a lateral move from an established national firm OR either an ambitious individual from a smaller practice looking to take a step up.

You will gain an excellent amount of client contact and participate in the team's business development activities to grow the department.

Requirements:

  • England & Wales qualified solicitor with 3-5 years PQE
  • Experience in Commercial contracts and IP matters
  • Previous exposure to tech/data work
  • Ability to manage your own caseload

Benefits:

  • Salary is above market rate and negotiable depending on PQE
  • 25 days starting holiday
  • Hybrid working options
  • Private medical insurance
  • Opportunity to work alongside top lawyers in the sector
  • Varied and interesting workload with a good level of autonomy from the outset

This is a brilliant opportunity for a Commercial IP solicitor to join a stand-out law firm in the City of London.

Apply now for immediate consideration, or contact Jonathan Kitto at JMC Legal Recruitment for a confidential conversation.