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Commercial Associate

£60000 - £70000 per annum

Managing this Role


Joey Medway

Headhunter - North West & Yorkshire
0203 865 2113

Join this Top 100 Firm and play an integral role as one of the first-ever members of the Leeds Commercial team, with the platform to manage a wealth of complex commercial transactions and assist with the development of the department.

With offices spanning across the North West, this Top 100 Firm is widely recognised as a regional legal heavyweight. Their admirable reputation is regularly acknowledged by the Legal 500, sealed by achievement as the 'Independent Law Firm of the Year'. It is clear that their notable strength, entrepreneurial organisation and ever-growing presence has earned them a seat to compete in the market amongst national Top 50 practices.

The firm has made significant investments throughout 2021 and 2022, with expansion into the Leeds market being a key area of focus. This is proven by the increase in expenditure on the latest legal tech and strategic appointments made over the last 12 months. Yet, despite this continuous expansion, they have committed to preserving a close-knit, collaborative community by developing a support network amongst different departments.

Such investment has provided for the resources and infrastructure to manage a diverse and complex range of legal needs. As a result, their client base consists of a wide range of household names like NatWest and Santander through to HNW and UHNW individuals.

The Role:

  • This is a standout opportunity for a Commercial Associate to join the firm's brand-new office in Leeds, with hybrid working in place
  • The firm's commercial department is widely regarded as one of the strongest in the region, regularly advising SMEs, OMBs and AIM-listed companies across the tech, healthcare and sport sectors
  • As such, you will have a diverse caseload covering a broad range of commercial matters - including commercial contracts, IT contracts, terms of business and e-commerce - with opportunities to get involved with IP work
  • Notably, you will be an integral part of the firm's new venture into the Leeds market, giving you the opportunity to make your mark on the team right from the offset
  • As an experienced solicitor, you will also assist with the supervision and development of the junior lawyers and get involved with business development within the Leeds area
  • 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

The Ideal Candidate:

  • An experienced Commercial Solicitor with 4 to 7 years PQE
  • Strong business development capabilities
  • First-class communication and an entrepreneurial flair


  • Competitive salary above the market rate
  • Hybrid working - 2/3 day working week split
  • Lucrative benefits package

This is a highly rewarding opportunity for a Commercial Associate to join the firm's vibrant office in Leeds.

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