- £46,000.00 - 70,000.00
- In House
- Contract Type:
- Permanent role
- Reference Number:
Quasi in-house commercial lawyer
BCL Legal are currently instructed on a fantastic commercial opportunity at a global accountancy practice. They are currently expanding their Commercial Law capability based out of their Manchester centre of excellence. The role will report into the Commercial Law Director and will involve management of more junior team members.
This organisation has a truly global reach with the best quality work available in the Manchester market. Having established the legal team c18 month ago the team has grown to 20, attracting some of the best talent from the local region. They have a developed corporate offering which has gone from strength to strength and are now looking to replicate this in commercial.
Headed by a renowned partner who has joined the team from an International practice you will get involved in a very broad range of commercial matters to include, but most certainly not limited to, drafting commercial agreements, IP, IT and data protection. The scope of the work will change from week to week and you will probably have a hand in all of the different instructions their legal team gets involved in.
You will deal with work from a broad internal client base as well as a large external client base that includes some excellent brands. You will often work closely with key stakeholders and as such will be expected to provide all encompassing commercial advice as opposed to just advising on black letter law. You will certainly be exposed to superb work from a diverse range of clients. You need to be a "self-starter" and somebody who is keen to develop themselves and their practice.
They don't just bounce from matter to matter like in law firms, they act more as business advisors, providing comprehensive advice on an ongoing basis, so the hours are good and it's a much more mature way of working - not just clocking in and out, but working flexibly. The quality and breadth of work is excellent with over 50% of their transactions being cross-boarder transactions.
They want people who are proactive in their attitude, commercial and eager to work outside the traditional law firm model. The accountants are doing very well here and attracting some great work, including multi million pound transactions, it's just broader and would expand your expertise so it's definitely something different to consider.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team at the relatively early stages of its development. The scope of the role is unique; you will work closely with the partners and other lawyers on the ground whilst having a clear route to progress in a global business offering a fantastic platform.
You will receive a top of the market salary and wider benefits package as well as the chance to move away from a traditional law firm.
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