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Managing Associate - Life Sciences

£90000 - £110000 per annum Negotiable Excellent Benefits
City South West London London City of London

This innovative firm operates on some of the most exciting work thanks to its enviable client base. This is an opening for a Commercial Life Sciences Solcitor to join as a Managing Associate.

Joining the Life Sciences team at a senior level - you will play a key role in the ongoing growth and development of this department. Ranked highly in the Legal 500 and recognised as one of the Top 150 law firms in the UK, there couldn't be a better time to progress your career.

The firm:

Their client base comprises market disrupters operating across the new technologies industry, from entrepreneurial start-ups to major international corporations. This commercial law firm 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 work quality, bolstered by their links within the local technology industry and affiliations to the most innovative University faculties.

You will find a positive work culture where work-life balance is respected. As well as modern hybrid working options you will also benefit from the support of senior lawyers and Partners who are highly recognised in the Legal 500 and Chambers.

With mentoring from some of the top solicitors in the field and access to the finest quality work, you will benefit from impressive career progression.

The Role

Opportunity for a Life Sciences Solicitor 4 years PQE to progress within a commercial team in London operating at the forefront of the new technologies sector.

You will be joining the Life Sciences team - renowned for its expertise in general commercial law and technology-related matters. You will find a wide range of interesting clients, from start-ups and research organisations to household names and technology consultancies.

The team's clients work in areas of technology such as bioinformatics, cell & gene therapy, diagnostics & biomarkers, devices, digital health, AI, data and agritech as well as small molecule drug development.

As a Managing Associate, you will have responsibility for mentoring junior members of the team and can expect a clear path to partnership.

The role will entail working on a broad range of transactional commercial and technology matters including directly negotiating agreements for a variety of domestic and international clients.

The position will involve advising on IP-related matters as well as on critical regulatory and transactional issues. The core of the practice is providing advice on licensing, partnering, R&D, joint ventures and other commercialisation transactions.

An understanding and interest in the life sciences is essential for this role.

As this is a senior position you will undertake important business development activities - encouraging you to grow your personal practice as well as the broader department.


  • England & Wales qualified solicitor 4 years PQE
  • Substantial commercial contracts and IP experience
  • Knowledge of/exposure to life sciences sector

What's on offer:

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

This all makes for a fantastic opening for a Commercial Life Sciences Solicitor 4 years PQE with an interest in cutting-edge technologies based in the City of London.

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