BCL Legal Recruitment
0845 241 0933

Commercial Practice Development Lawyer

£60,000.00 - 100,000.00
Private Practice
Contract Type:
Permanent role
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This is an exciting and unique opportunity for an experienced commercial solicitor to step away from a traditional fee earning role and into a strategic management and business development focused position. Working in the Birmingham office of a leading national firm, you would contribute to the growth of the commercial team nationally. Part time and flexible working patterns may be accommodated for the right applicant although full time would be the preference. Those from in-house backgrounds looking for a non-fee earning role in private practice are also encouraged to apply.

BCL Legal is pleased to be working alongside this leading national firm in its recruitment of a senior level commercial solicitor to help drive forward the growth of the firm's commercial team.

This commercial solicitor position would suit a senior level lawyer/partner looking for a move away from fee earning and into practice development or otherwise a senior level head of legal or equivalent from an in-house background looking to perhaps make the move back into private practice but in a strategic rather than fee earning capacity.

Working with the head of commercial, the successful commercial solicitor would be responsible for both the development of a large team of commercial lawyers as well as the development of the team nationally both in terms of ensuring that the commercial team is top ranked in all locations and in terms of helping to develop new avenue streams for the firm nationally. Some degree of travel might therefore be required but your base would be in Birmingham.

This firm is proactive and modern in its approach, known as being a good place to work with little regard for hierarchy. The firm is also flexible when it comes to working hours and patterns for all employees and can provide a refreshing alternative to the more traditional model.

Ideally, the successful practice development lawyer will have at least eight years' post qualification experience to undertake this role, no upper limit of pqe is set given the seniority and responsibility involved in the position. Importantly, you must be able to show a high level of gravitas and excellent communication and presentation skills.

The firm's commercial team is strong in a number of key areas including technology, media & telecoms, IP, financial services and privacy and data.

With a client base comprising large Plcs, household name brands and innovative start-ups, there is great diversity in the client base and excellent scope to develop the firm's reach further.

As well as business development for the team overall, the successful commercial solicitor would also be involved in external PR communications, sharing the team's newsworthy work highlights through articles and know-how and supporting solicitors in the team with their own business development and marketing initiatives.

Although not a traditional PSL role, you would also be required to provide strategic know-how updates and training, internally and externally for clients and take ownership of the precedent bank.

Equal consideration will be given to candidates from private practice or industry provided you have experience in taking the lead on complex commercial contract matters and have excellent technical skills and experience in engaging with clients at a high level.

For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please contact Angharad Warren at BCL Legal. Angharad specialises in the placement of commercial lawyers into Birmingham's leading firms.

If you're interested in this role, please apply now or forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us.
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