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about 1 year ago
Walker Morris LLP
Location: Leeds
Job type: Permanent
Category: Lawyer Jobs
IT/Commercial Lawyer 5+ years PQE

Our work

Our Commercial Unit (part of the Commercial Group headed by 5 partners with over 30 staff) principally deals with commercial contracts for the private sector. We handle the full spectrum of commercial instructions for a wide range of clients, including major companies in the food, logistics, pharma, manufacturing, energy, retail and technology sectors. The team has extensive expertise in outsourcing; framework and supply arrangements; joint ventures, R&D and collaboration agreements; logistics, warehousing, distribution and supply chain management; IT and technology contracts and information technology advice; agency and distributorship agreements; and franchising.

Our Team

The Commercial Unit is headed by partner James Crayton and has seven solicitors and a trainee. The team is growing, and an opportunity has arisen for someone to grow the IT side of business. We are looking for a Commercial/IT Lawyer of 5 years pqe upwards with in depth experience of advising on IT and technology arrangements plus more general commercial experience. We are interested in you if you are currently in private practice and looking to develop your career, or commercial practitioners who are in-house and looking for a move back into private practice. James has created an open, dynamic and supportive environment and one in which you can develop and flourish.

What we can offer you

This is an opportunity to join a young, ambitious team with a focus on developing truly commercial lawyers. The work undertaken by the team covers the full range of commercial contracting, and this particular role is a genuine opportunity to build your career as a commercial and IT lawyer. For someone more senior, you could use this role as a strong platform to build on the existing work stream that we have and gain partnership. The existing partnership are fully supportive of strengthening this area of work so it is a genuine opportunity for progression.

Walker Morris sets very high technical standards for our lawyers so we need someone who has strong technical expertise, a client focused approach and the ability to help our junior lawyers develop. This is a rare opportunity to step into a team geared up to support someone seeking to develop and grow an already successful IT practice.

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