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Associate - Commercial IP/IT

£80000 - £95000 per annum Negotiable Excellent Benefits
City South West London London City of London

Managing this Role


Jonathan Kitto

Senior Headhunter - London
0203 865 2113

This Top 50 UK law firm is undertaking a period of exciting growth, both in the UK and internationally. An opening has arisen to join the firm's successful Commercial Team.

They are looking for a Commercial Solicitor with 2-5 years PQE and knowledge of IP and IT law to join their team at the Associate level - an excellent opportunity to progress your career with a top UK firm.

The firm:

The firm is well known for its strength in commercial matters with some of the top practices across both domestic and international work.

With a 900 strong workforce, this firm has several industry-leading lawyers and operates on a global scale. This practice is at the forefront of the industry in terms of quality. Their name is recognised as a hallmark for excellence by many.

You will find a supportive and encouraging environment with mentoring from some the top lawyers in the sector. This leads to junior solicitors gaining experience beyond their years and you will find unrivalled progression opportunities.

Their client base consists of numerous multi-national corporations, public companies, partnerships, financial institutions and private individuals. They have built this client base throughout their 300-year history, which has put them in good stead to compete with some of the world's biggest firms.

This firm is well decorated, awarded for its excellent service with recognition from the Legal 500, Chambers and more!

In addition, the practice offers an excellent level of flexibility with hybrid working available to all of the firm's solicitors.

The Role:

This prestigious, highly ranked Legal 500 law firm is seeking a Commercial IP & IT Solicitor with 2-5 years PQE to join at the Associate level.

You will be joining an outstanding team, within a firm recognised as one of the top 50 law firms in the UK. The workload will consist of a wide variety of general commercial law, IT and IP-related matters.

In this role you will assist the partners on high-profile non-contentious work such as drafting and amending commercial contracts as well as data protection documents. You will also provide advice to clients regarding UK GDPR compliance.

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.

Other matters covered by the team includes the like of collaboration agreements, e-commerce documents, IP licences and software contracts. You will gain access to a varied and exciting client list from SMEs to large PLCs.

Joining a team of over 20 will provide you with superb opportunities to progress within in the firm - bolstered by top-quality training and access to some of the finest work in the sector.

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 the opportunity to participate in the team's business development activities.


  • England & Wales qualified solicitor with 2-5 years PQE
  • Experience in Commercial contracts and IP matters
  • Previous exposure to tech/data work
  • Ability to manage your own caseload


  • 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/IT 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.