Commercial Lawyer - Open to flexible working

23 Feb 2017
23 Mar 2017
Contract Type

Commercial Lawyer - Open to flexible working

We are searching for a fantastic Commercial Lawyer 5 years PQE Required for highly regarded Surrey law firm with a flexible working policy firmly in place.

The commercial team combines business understanding with exceptional technical know-how to help clients achieve their business objectives.  We provide business-ready commercial advice to in-house lawyers, their commercial colleagues as well as to owners and managers of businesses.

They have expertise in technology-related issues including IT provision and on-line trading issues, intellectual property rights management, the management, exploitation and protection of data, trading arrangements including joint ventures, partnering arrangements, agency and distribution agreements, procurement agreements and outsourcing agreements.

About the role:

The key roles and responsibilities for this position are as follows:

  • Dealing with a wide range of commercial work to involve drafting, reviewing and negotiating trading agreements, together with supply, purchase and manufacturing agreements including joint ventures and outsourcing
  • Providing advice on IT agreements, licences and SLA’s both for developers and purchasers
  • Advising on e-trading issues, online service solutions and data protection
  • Acting for a wide range of clients
  • Managing a large and varied caseload with a strong commercial approach
  • Playing a supporting role in building the business; developing marketing initiatives and drawing on existing contacts

Do you have?

  • 5+ years post qualification experience of commercial work
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Solid knowledge and experience of IT/IP contracts and data protection
  • Strong client focus with the ability to build and sustain excellent relationships
  • Good commercial awareness
  • Outstanding communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team not only in the Commercial Department but with internal teams across the business
  • The appetite to develop their business development skills
  • The ability to work well under pressure and manage a varied workload with the support of comprehensive accounting tools
  • Solid IT skills with a good working knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook.  Experience of working a case management system would also be desirable


  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme – discretionary.  
  • 25 days holiday per annum increasing with service (depending on entry level)
  • Life assurance 3x salary
  • Private medical insurance (depending on entry level)
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Pension scheme – matched up to 4%
  • Discounted legal services
  • Onsite car parking dependent on level

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity or other opportunities in the market then contact Leilani Reader or call for a confidential discussion.

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and covering letter via the below method. Please ensure that your CV and covering letter clearly demonstrate how you meet the knowledge, skills and experience requirements of the role.


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The PQE identified on this advertisement is a guide only and does not preclude applications from those with more or less PQE.

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