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11 months ago
Location: Leeds
Job type: Permanent
Category: Solicitor Jobs
Role profile:
Role Profile Level 3



Working hours:
(Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm)

Litigation, Transaction and Advisory


Commercial National


The Firm

Weightmans is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards and achieved several top rankings in Chambers UK 2016, we are immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people.

The Department

Our national Commercial team works with a wide range of clients both private and public. We provide a comprehensive range of commercial services encompassing commercial contracts, intellectual property, data protection, competition, procurement and state aid, and strategically supporting supply chain management. Our clients are in various sectors such as retail, transport and logistics, media, pharmaceutical, insurance and technology and, within the public sector, universities, police forces and local authorities. We advise on a variety of contracts from day-to-day business relationships up to major projects, and have expertise in IT contracts, joint ventures, collaboration and partnership agreements, public-private projects, agency and distribution agreements, supply chain agreements and franchising.

The role

Main purpose of role

To assist partners and other case handlers in the team and manage own caseload of predominantly commercial matters.

Key responsibilities


Assist partners and other case handlers with their caseloads, and manage own caseload, of predominantly commercial matters


Experience of corporate law preferred


Provide general commercial advice to clients


Manage cases in accordance with client SLAs


Work in accordance with Weightmans’ values and procedures


Achieve set financial and chargeable targets


Comply with Data Protection compliance and procedures


Complete Client MI procedures/databases as and when required

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will have other duties and responsibilities that fall within the remit of the role.

The person specification

Person specification


3-5 years PQE solicitor


Strong experience of commercial work in particular drafting and negotiating supply, services, consultancy, agency, franchising, outsourcing and general commercial contracts and advising on how to manage associated risks.


High level of commercial awareness, with strong attention to detail.


Conscientious, hard working, with developed critical thinking abilities and excellent analytical skills.


Ability to work as part of a team within the commercial team supporting more senior and junior staff and across the wider firm on larger projects.


Ideally experienced in projects / commercial agreements for the public sector and universities.


Ideally experienced in corporate work such as shareholders’ agreements and transaction support.


Familiarity with and genuine interest in the commercial sector.


Excellent communication and organisation skills.


Methodical, organised approach.


Ability to work to strict deadlines, targets and client protocols while maintaining high standards in terms of accuracy and quality.


Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative.

Other Information

Please note:

* Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.

* The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.

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