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Associate Solicitor - IP/IT/Commercial

£51000 - £65000 per annum Excellent benefits
Scotland Edinburgh

Seeking to consolidate a depth of expertise in Commercial IP/IT law which will set you on a trajectory towards the senior ranks of a Top 200 law firm? Join this welcoming and high-achieving business at the centre of its growing IP/IT practice and take an exciting next step.

If you are a solicitor with 3-5 PQE in Commercial IP/IT who is looking to step up to an Associate position where you can develop alongside an award-winning Edinburgh team, this is an attractive opportunity to do so.

The Firm

This Top 200 independent Scottish firm has continuously evolved throughout its storied history to become the innovative legal powerhouse it is recognised as today.

Recognised countless times over the years for its outstanding quality of legal advice and service the firm has grown off the back of this and seen significant growth in terms of both headcount and revenue. It has numerous Chambers & Partners, as well as Legal 500 rankings and has had great success in developing some of the most astute and knowledgeable legal talents in Scotland.

What stands out about the business, is their staff retention is incredibly high. Those who join the firm tend to stay and are rewarded with excellent progression opportunities. This retention reflects the incredibly positive environment the firm has fostered over many years; one where staff take great joy in their work, feel supported and are able to make the most of their careers.

For those looking for professional development, the Partners at the firm are an excellent store of knowledge and are known to be incredibly generous with their time. Trainees and solicitors are often found working directly alongside Partners showing there are no barriers to learning and development - it is actively encouraged.

If you are a legal professional who is keen to develop in-depth expertise in your chosen practice area and progress in your career while working in a supportive and rewarding environment, this firm is an excellent fit.

The Role

Working with this Legal 500 Tier-ranked IP/IT team, you will gain exposure to an incredible range of commercial and IP/IT work including; cloud and SaaS contracts, e-commerce, data-sharing and data-protection, compliance, managed services and IP protections such as trademarks, patents and copyright.

You will have the opportunity to work with some of the most exciting and innovative commercial clients in the market, both in the UK and internationally. These clients span every sector and size, and each presents a unique set of challenges, making for a role which is inherently varied and stimulating.

As a key member of the team not only will you provide commercial and IP/IT solutions for clients, but you will also have the opportunity to support them through the delivery of specialised training. You will be able to develop strong networks with clients and identify and act on business development opportunities that arise in your network.

Working alongside renowned colleagues will be in a strong position to develop market-leading expertise in the Commerical IP/IT practice area and take a significant and exciting step forward in your career.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Is an ambitious individual with a minimum of 3 years of relevant PQE
  • Excellent verbal/written communicator with first-rate interpersonal skills
  • Has a client focus and approaches problems in an effective, organised and skilled manner
  • Ability to manage complex and varied workload efficiently to the highest standard
  • Is a self-starter who is able to complete work independently, with supervision
  • Has a proactive, innovative and value-adding mindset

What's on offer

  • Working for a Top 200 law firm and award-winning employer
  • An opportunity to develop expertise with a revered team
  • Flexible and hybrid working embedded in the company
  • Exposure to top-tier clients and high-quality and varied work
  • First-rate career development opportunities
  • Strong salary commensurate to experience
  • Excellent benefits package and well-being considerations

If this exciting opportunity is of interest to you, call or email now for a confidential chat.

Alternatively, if this isn't quite right, reach out to find out about other roles we are currently recruiting for, or to have a general chat about your career and the current legal market.