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10 months ago
Cavendish Maine
Salary: £35,000 - £50,000
Location: Crawley
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: Any or N/A
Contact: Matt Cole
Sector: Commercial
Category: Solicitor Jobs

Job Title: Solicitor

Location: Crawley

Salary: £35,000 - £50,000

Job Ref: MJC/19348


This leading regional law firm is modern, non-traditional, and challenges the status quo. They aim to reinvent in and disrupt the market with their forward thinking, client-centric approach. Rated among the 50 most innovative law firms in Europe, they are making good on their promise to create a law firm their clients would design. They apply creative techniques and methodologies to suit each client’s needs.

Their offices are open plan, modern and inviting with a community feel. Their culture empowers staff, who really feel valued and part of something greater. The open-door policy they enjoy allows a flatter structure with less hierarchy than other firms. IT systems are cutting edge and constantly evolving. Administration and support is outstanding and differs from the norm.

They aim to build partnerships with their staff and like enthusiastic, positive, challenging individuals. Legal Executives are as welcome as Solicitors and personal and professional development is encouraged and supported.

Once probation is completed a mutually agreed, comprehensive development plan is drawn up so all staff know what they need to do to progress their careers.

They are seeking a Commercial Solicitor to join their team in Crawley.

Their commercial team combines business understanding with exceptional technical know-how to help clients achieve their business objectives.  They provide business-ready commercial advice to in-house lawyers, their commercial colleagues as well as to owners and managers of businesses.


They have particular expertise in technology-related issues including IT provision and on-line trading issues, intellectual property rights management, the management, exploitation and protection of data, trading arrangements including joint ventures, partnering arrangements, agency and distribution agreements, procurement agreements and outsourcing agreements.


The key roles and responsibilities for this position are as follows:


Dealing with a wide range of commercial work to involve drafting, reviewing and negotiating trading agreements, together with supply, purchase and manufacturing agreements including joint ventures and outsourcing

Providing advice on IT agreements, licences and SLA’s both for developers and purchasers

Advising in connection with e-trading issues, online service solutions and data protection

Acting for a wide range of clients

Managing a large and varied caseload with a strong commercial approach

Playing a supporting role in building the business; developing marketing initiatives and drawing on existing contacts



Do you have?


2-5 years post qualification experience of commercial work

Excellent drafting skills

Solid knowledge and experience of IT/IP contracts and data protection

Strong client focus with the ability to build and sustain excellent relationships

Good commercial awareness

Outstanding communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team not only in the Commercial Department but with internal teams across the business

The appetite to develop their business development skills

The ability to work well under pressure and manage a varied workload with the support of comprehensive accounting tools

Solid IT skills with a good working knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook.  Experience of working a case management system would also be desirable


If your application is successful we will contact you to discuss the opportunity in more detail, within 72 hours of receiving your application.

Due to the overwhelming application response we receive through various sources should you not hear from us within one week then please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Please be advised that if unsuccessful for this role we may keep your details in our hold file for 6 months, during which time you may be contacted for other suitable vacancies. 

In the meantime, we would like to thank you for your interest in Cavendish Maine.

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