- Leeds and West Yorkshire
- £44,000.00 - 55,000.00
- Private Practice
- Contract Type:
- Permanent role
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Great second tier commercial firm has an opening for a commercial solicitor to join its 5-strong team in the Leeds office.
The firm has been established for over 170 years and is a stalwart of the Yorkshire commercial community but is well-known for being forward-thinking and dynamic and has won awards for its innovative use of technology in helping to drive the business forward. The firm is highly rated in the Legal 500 for its corporate commercial practice. It also regularly wins awards for its equality & diversity practices.
The commercial team has previously been shortlisted in the British Legal Awards for Commercial Team of the Year, no mean feat when you're up against the nationals and global firms. They have a wealth of experience gained both in-house and in private practice, which gives them a naturally practical, proactive and commercial approach which is praised by clients. They have a broad client base, many of them local-based, across a number of sectors including retail, transport, manufacturing, software and marketing and have had a number of notable successes recently in building their client base further that has resulted in an influx of retained work across a number of sectors.
The flourishing commercial team is undergoing a few short term changes with 2 lawyers due to go on maternity leave, but with increasing instructions, they also need to grow the team generally.
There is now an excellent opportunity for a solicitor with at least 3 or 4 years' PQE in commercial work to join the team at an exciting time in its development. The team deals with the full range of commercial agreements, from distribution, agency and franchise agreements, through software licence agreements and collaboration arrangements, to supply chain, services and consultancy agreements.
You will have direct client contact from day one, enabling you to build up your client relationships, and you will handle your own caseload, as well as working as part of a team on larger and more complex projects.
The quality of work is excellent and varied but you can also expect to benefit from a sensible work-life balance that isn't always on the table with the top tier firms. This firm is also well known for progressing talent through the ranks, and is very supportive on the route to partnership.
They're a friendly approachable team and they're looking for a solicitor with experience in general commercial contracts, who is looking for good quality work in a dynamic but friendly working environment.
If you're looking for a permanent move where you can progress your career, or indeed if you're after a fixed term contract at this stage, the team is really interested in hearing from you.
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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