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Commercial Senior Associate

£65000 - £75000 per annum
Tyne and Wear Newcastle upon Tyne

Managing this Role


Joey Medway

Headhunter - North West & Yorkshire
0203 865 2113

Are you ready to be a leader in the Commercial Legal field? Join this L500 Top Tier firm and drive responsibility in its leading Commercial department with strong prospects to progress towards partnership.

The Firm:

Despite housing only a single office in the UK, this independent firm has become widely recognised as a national legal heavyweight. Their exemplary reputation is regularly acknowledged by the Legal 500, with over 15 Top Tier departments in the North East.

As a commercial law firm, they have grown an entirely diverse and impressive client base, varying from small businesses through to international corporates and FTSE100 companies. Yet, their independence has actually enabled lawyers to deliver a truly personable approach, hard to come by with its competitors.

But their amiable personality doesn't stop there. The firm are pioneers for their employee-focused approach. Here, they strive to invest time in supporting, training and developing each lawyer at all levels. Moreover, they boast a close-knit, collaborative community across the departments, with fun social and sporting events regularly taking place. This is reinforced by the hybrid working schedule that allows colleagues to work as little as 1-2 days a week in the office, facilitating a truly pleasant work/life balance.

Here, you will be given the platform to demonstrate your abilities at the highest level and with strong prospects to progress towards partnership.

The Role:

This is a highly rewarding opportunity for a Commercial Senior Associate to join the firm's dynamic office in Newcastle.

The L500 Top Tier Commercial team are led by a group of talented partners, recognised as leaders in their field, who possess key specialist knowledge across the commercial field. With clients varying from Leo Vegas Gaming to Northern Gas & Power, the work is broad and usually high profile.

You will manage a diverse commercial caseload, including commercial contract drafting, negotiating and reviewing; educating clients on their contractual processes; providing guidance through contractual disputes. You will work with clients across a range of sectors such as technology and sport, providing expert knowledge in those areas.

You will also closely mentor junior members of the commercial team, and offer constructive training to support their development.

This role comes with strong prospects to progress, in line with the growth agenda. The firm are succession planning and keen to find the next generation of senior Lawyers, providing you with the platform for future partnership.


  • You will be an experienced Commercial Solicitor with at least 6 years PQE
  • You will have an ability to demonstrate an exceptional understanding of the technical legal issues that are key to the firm's commercial clients
  • You will be comfortable working in a close-knit, collaborative environment with a willingness to get involved in business development
  • You will have an authoritative and approachable personality with an ambition to support and develop others


  • Competitive salary above the market rate
  • Lucrative benefits package

This is a standout opportunity for a Commercial Senior Associate to join the team's vibrant office in Newcastle.

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.