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Commercial Solicitor

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Leeds and West Yorkshire
£48,000.00 - 65,000.00
Private Practice
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Permanent role
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Commercial Solicitor

This highly regarded national firm has a commercial team of over 40 lawyers across its offices in the North, with a London-based team to complement it, and they are now looking to hire an able commercial solicitor to join the team in Leeds.

What's on offer?

- Cross-sector work providing a high degree of variety, covering the full spectrum of commercial agreements as well as IP and IT work, procurement, competition work and data protection.
- This role focuses on broad commercial work with IT (software licences, maintenance escrow, SaaS, hosting arrangements, reseller, open-source etc)
- They operate across a wide range of sectors including local government, telecomms, logistics, manufacturing, energy, retail, sport and media and the work is very high quality.
- Team also well known for providing a range of secondment opportunities so this is an ideal role to explore if you have your eye on in-house a bit further down the line.
- Team is led by an incredibly personable and supportive partner, dedicated to the progression and development of the individuals in his team
- Low turnover of staff to competitor firms, if they do lose people it's usually to in-house roles
- Increasing focus on fixed-fee projects rather than billable hours targets
- Innovative approach to the delivery of legal services, strong IT R&D capability
- Very competitive salaries with bonus structure (currently under upward review) - salaries are a shade under the top tiers but with significantly lower billable hours targets
- Agile working as standard, flexible working patterns also available
- Great progression, this is currently a 1-partner team in Leeds with ambitions to grow

Who are they looking for?

- Applications welcomed from non-contentious commercial solicitors ideally with upwards of 4 years' PQE in commercial law, gained with a City, national or strong regional firm, niche IP/IT firm or a well-regarded in-house legal team.
- IT experience also of particular interest
- Data Protection experience naturally very much of interest currently
- Some supervisory experience would be very welcome
- You should have a strong academic record with at least a 2:1 and preferably a Commendation or higher.
- Solicitors looking for flexible hours very welcome to apply

Next steps

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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