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Intellectual Property - Legal Director

£80000.00 - £110000.00 per annum Excellent benefits
Scotland Edinburgh

Partnership opportunity at Top 25 Award-Winning Firm in their vibrant Edinburgh office.

Are you a senior Intellectual Property lawyer looking to take on a Legal Director role at an award-winning global powerhouse? With a short runway to Partnership, this is a life-changing opportunity to progress your career.

This non-contentious role sits in a renowned Legal 500 IP team, works with prestigious clients and is known for handling some of the most high-level and engaging IP work in the market.

The Firm

With offices located across the globe, this business has grown exponentially throughout its history to become one of the most well-respected and high-performing legal brands in the world.

A Top 25 firm, this business has 100 Legal 500 tier rankings and countless ranked departments in Chambers and Partners, clearly recognising the high level of expertise the firm has developed across a huge range of disciplines.

In large part, this success can be attributed to the incredible legal talent the business has fostered over time. With numerous Hall of Fame lawyers, leading individuals, NextGen Partners and Rising Stars, the firm has a track record of maturing some of the sharpest legal minds.

Clients include some of the largest international businesses in history, and the resulting scale and quality of work are unparalleled. The firm retains and expands its impressive client base due to its increasing adoption of innovative technologies, and a focus on recruiting the best talent to serve its clients over the long term.

For lawyers seeking an opportunity to join a firm where they can accelerate their career into the upper echelons of the legal profession, this business will support them well towards achieving that goal.

The Role

Working with this Legal 500 Tier-ranked Intellectual Property team, you will gain exposure to an incredible range of IP work, across a range of sectors. This includes including; cloud and SaaS licensing, trademarking, copyright, anti-counterfeiting, publishing, protection of trade secrets and much more.

You will have the opportunity to work with some of the most exciting and large-scale 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 senior member of the team not only will you provide expert IP advice and solutions for clients, but you will also have the opportunity to support and develop junior team members. Utilising leadership skills to drive forward the practice area as a whole, you will be able to develop strong networks with clients and identify and act on business development opportunities that arise in your network.

The short runway to Partnership makes this position a truly life-changing opportunity to take the next step in your career.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Is an ambitious IP lawyer operating at Senior Associate level
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to manage team members
  • Excellent verbal/written communicator, with strong business development potential
  • 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
  • Has a proactive, innovative and value-adding mindset

What's on offer

  • Short runway to Partner with a Top 25 and award-winning global law firm
  • Working on the full range of engaging IP work
  • Flexible and hybrid working embedded in the company
  • Exposure to top-tier clients and high-quality and varied work
  • Life-changing 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.

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